Mothers Union meeting for February
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The speaker at the Mothers Union meeting of 28th February, came from Blood Bikers, a voluntary group of people who deliver emergency blood supplies to hospitals. They operate between the hours of 5 pm and 7 am, taking over from the National Health Service.
Dave Trudgeon, our speaker on the day, uses a BMW 1200 motor bike to deliver his supplies. He demonstrated the bike to us and Father David was able to sit aboard, as none of us ladies volunteered.
There are five motor cycles in the Blood Bikers fleet that operate in Cornwall, other items they can deliver are documents, controlled drugs, blood samples and breast millk. Blood Bikers is a very important service run by volunteers and we were able to have a collection which was donated to this worthwhile service.
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The next Meeting of the Par Branch of the Mothers’ Union
will be on
Tuesday 25th April
At 2pm in the Biscovey Church Room
The Speakers will be
Fr Brian McQuillen and his wife Melba
“Birds, Britain and Bogged - A Falkland Experience”
This will be an open meeting.
All are welcome to come and listen to the fascinating story of Fr Brian’s time in the Falkland Islands as their priest last year.
History of the Mothers' Union
Mary Sumner founded the Mothers' Union in 1874. She was remarkable woman who identified and met a need for inviting people from different backgrounds into the home to talk about children, families and the Christian faith. With her encouragement and inspiration the Mothers' Union was formed. This has become a national and then an international organisation, which has spread to 83 countries with 4 million members worldwide.
Meetings of the Parish of Par Branch
The Par Branch meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Biscovey Church Room (next to St Mary's Church) at 2.00pm. The Branch Leader is Reverend Valerie Perry and the Branch Secretary is Mrs June Swonnell - 01726 816721 - who can provide further information.
Background of the Parish of Par Branch
The branch is within the Deanery of St Austell and the Diocese of Truro.
A branch of the Mothers' Union was formed in Par in 1914 at the Church of the Good Shepherd with 22 members. Several years later another branch was founded at St Mary's Church, Biscovey.
Due to a decline in members the two branches were amalgamated in 1970. The monthly meetings continue to be held in Biscovey Church Room. We fit our meetings and activities to local and diocesan priorities and needs.
Membership of the Mothers' Union is open to all baptised women and men of any age, married, single or divorced, providing they support the aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union.
If you would like more information about the Mothers' Union, please contact:
The Mothers' Union Diocesan Secretary
Mothers' Union Office