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


MU’s national theme for 2020:

“Building Hope and Confidence”





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 9th     

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Major Diana Bennetts

Dereham Salvation Army

and short AGM


February 12th

Members Day

 St Luke’s Norwich


February 13th 

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Kathy Gray

Norfolk Plant Heritage Society

“Diversity of British Gardens”


March 12th 

Corporate Communion in Church

St Peter & St Paul 10am

The Vicar, Revd Janet Allan

            March 17th            

Diocesan Council

St Luke’s Norwich


           April 9th           

Maundy Thursday

Student Cross pilgrimage

at approx. 1.30pm in Church

May 14th    

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: The Venerable Ian Bentley

Archdeacon of Lynn

Followed by shared lunch 


      June 11th      

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Sandra Bendall



June 24th

Annual Review

St Luke’s Norwich


July 9th

Social / Summer Outing

(details tba)


August 13th

10:00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Felicity Randall

Fakenham Mothers Union.

“MU Matters”


September 10th

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Rachel Seabrook

Church Army


October 7th

11:00am Festival Service

    Norwich Cathedral


October 8th

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

 Speaker: Gaye Davidson

“Tales from a Norfolk Kitchen”

November 12th

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Speaker: Rev John Smith


November 24th  

Diocesan Council

St Luke’s Norwich


December 10th 

10.00am Baptist Church Rooms

Christmas Meeting.


Covid 19


Swaffham Mothers Union are definitely not meeting in September or October, but it’s possible meetings may resume in November, depending on advice and the Covid 19 situation .

Meanwhile please feel free to phone the above numbers for any advice and information. We would be happy to hear from you.