The Mothers' Union is part of the Anglican Church and is truly international. It has many aims, the foremost being, to promote Christian Family life. The Swaffham branch has 24 members, and usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 10.00 am. Please see our programme opposite for full details.


The programme of meetings, which normally includes a speaker, is also published on the church noticeboard. Visitors are always welcome.




Mrs Julia Higbee 01760 720041


“Listen, observe, act - in step with God"

our theme for 2019




All this day, O Lord,

let me touch as many lives as

possible for Thee;

and every life I touch, do Thou by

Thy spirit quicken,

whether through the word I speak,

the prayer I breathe,

or the life I live.



Written in 1876 by the Mothers’ Union founder Mrs Mary Sumner.



Student Cross




                          Chair:  Mrs Julia Higbee    01760 720041

                                      Mrs Denise Gore    01328 258329

                  Treasurers:  Mrs Betty Harrison 01760 723478

                    Secretary:  Mrs Betty Harrison 

        Programme Secs:  Mrs Julia Higbee

                                      Mrs Denise Gore

A raffle is normally held at our usual monthly

meetings, and donations are always welcome.

This helps us with our local MU funds.

January 10th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

   Speaker: Mr Andy Mash

              AGM and a New Year Message


February 14th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

    Speaker: Mrs Jenny Bell

“My journey to becoming

a published Author


March 1st  Women’s World Day of Prayer

St Peter & St Paul (time tba)


March 14th 10.00am in Church

Corporate Communion

The Vicar, Revd Janet Allan


March 19th 10.00am - 2.30pm

Diocesan Council

St Luke's Norwich


April 11th 10.00am in Church Rooms

Speaker: Mr Terry Huggins

from St Thomas, Norwich

April 18th Maundy Thursday

Student Cross Pilgrimage

at approx. 1.30pm in Church


May 9th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Mr Tim Lenton

“The Paston Family”


June 13th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Sister Francis

July 11th Summer Outing

(details tba)


August 8th Baptist Church Rooms

"Over to you" - Members' discussion

on a Mothers' Union theme


September 4th 10.00am

Mid-Norfolk Area Meeting

in Dereham

September 12th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Dr Sue Gattuso

(from Swaffham Museum)

"The Spelman Library"


October 2nd 11.00am Festival Service

Norwich Cathedral

October 10th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Tony Leeach

from The Norfolk Wildlife Trust

November 14th 10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Revd Canon Heather Butcher

"Stories and Rhymes"

November 19th  Diocesan Council

St. Luke’s, Norwich

December 12th Christmas Meeting