Mothers' Union hand out books

Published on: 21 Dec 2016

DOWNEND'S branch of the Mothers' Union gave out 210 Christmas story books as part of the Mothers’ Union 140th anniversary.

They were part of a consignment of 5,000 Bible story books bought by Bristol Diocese Mothers’ Union.

 After their advent lunch in the Parish Hall, there was a reflection by Rev Teresa Taylor from St James' Mangotsfield. Later in the day Rosie Lancaster visited Messy Church and gave out books to all the children. Barbara Tooby gave out books to those who attend Bible Club at Christ Church Infants and 75 were also given to children in Reception classes. Jigsaw toddlers on Fridays at Christ Church and the Edds & Tails Monday toddlers at the Parish Hall also received books.

The Mothers' Union exists to help support family life and promote Christian family values in the UK and overseas. The Downend group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 2.15pm at Christ Church Parish Hall. 

Their new year meetings are Wednesday January 4, when Mike Breward will be speaking on Crewing Bristol's Slave Ships. Julia Lettey will be  doing a talk entitled Friendship with your Muslim Neighbours after the AGM on February 1. 

Finally there is a Hunger Lunch at 12.15pm  in North Street Hall [tickets £4.50] on March 1 followed by a talk by Debbie Green on Bristol’s Homeless.

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