Mothers’ Union celebrates its 140th anniversary

ACROSS the world the Mothers’ Union has been celebrating its 140th anniversary. One special celebratory service was held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Beech Hill, Reading.

Photo by Marlene Voke

Photo by Marlene Voke

Loddon Reach Mothers’ Union was formed from the branches of Beech Hill, Swallowfield, Spencers Wood and Shinfield which are all now within the Loddon Reach benefice.

Loddon Reach Mothers’ Union was formed from the branches of Beech Hill, Swallowfield, Spencers Wood and Shinfield which are all now within the Loddon Reach benefice.
The Diocesan MU President, Alison Bennett, was at the party, which also celebrated the first birthday of the Loddon Reach branch. The Revd Lady Denise Brown officiated and not only admitted two new members, but dedicated a new banner for Loddon Reach. After the service a celebration tea was held in the village hall in Beech Hill. A special cake, depicting the new banner, was cut by Alison.

The Diocesan MU President, Alison Bennett, was at the party, which also celebrated the first birthday of the Loddon Reach branch. The Revd Lady Denise Brown officiated and not only admitted two new members, but dedicated a new banner for Loddon Reach. After the service a celebration tea was held in the village hall in Beech Hill. A special cake, depicting the new banner, was cut by Alison.