ST MARY’S FELLOWSHIP
The men and women of the parish now combine to meet on the 4th Friday bi-monthly, for fellowship over a meal at The Southern Bistro, South Road St Marys at 6.30 for a 7.00pm start. During the year other outings and events are sometimes planned.
Part of a 3.5 million strong world-wide movement in 76 countries.
Its AIM is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.
Members are united in:
- Concern for marriage and its place in society
- Practical support for families
- Resourcing families for spiritual growth
What could it mean for you?
- Being part of a supportive, loving and purposeful group
- Becoming involved with projects helping your own community
- Exploring and developing your own Christian Journey
- Contributing to society’s debate on family issues
- Becoming part of a global fellowship of members
MU activities are not solely for church members. Everybody is invited to participate in the life of the branch.
Participants who desire to become members may do so provided they are baptised in the name of The Holy Trinity and declare their support for the Aim and
Objective of the Mothers’ Union.
At St Mary’s, meetings are usually held at 10am every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
An interesting and varied program is arranged each year.
The Guild meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10am in the Picket Fence Community Centre and is primarily a working group which supports the St
Mary’s Parish in many ways. Interesting guest speakers are invited to meetings from time to time.
Trading Tables are held throughout the year and one major event is held annually to raise funds to support the work of the church. This money is used for such
things as paying the church cleaner, supporting those in need at Christmas and other such worthwhile projects.
The December meeting day is used to “Spring Clean” the church and have a party lunch afterwards.
This is a small but committed group which is seeking new members. The group also sometimes caters for church functions including birthday parties and funerals
PARISH PASTORAL CARE GROUPS
The parish family is divided into groups each of which has a leader who is responsible for taking an interest in their group members, noticing when someone has been absent from Sunday worship for a couple of weeks, following up by a phone call and informing the Parish Priest if that person is sick or has some other problem.
The church wardens oversee the arrangement, occasionally calling group leader meetings and generally making sure the system is working.
The Parish Priest works closely with these group leaders in the pastoral care of parish members.