St. Martin's has a thriving Mothers' Union that organises a varied programme of monthly meetings for its members and guests, including speakers on serious subjects as well as light-hearted topics.
There are two groups: the Afternoon group, which meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm, and the evening group, which meets on the 2nd Monday in the month at 8.00pm. Both meet in the Maxim room. All our meetings are open, so you can come and visit if one of our speaker’s subject interests you.
Some of our members at a meeting in the Maxim Room
We continue to support Bexley Women’s Aid, providing welcome bags for the mums and children in the homes. Also Advent calendars, Easter eggs and other small collections throughout the year. With the help and support of Father Gareth and the church family we are able to regularly donate items to the refuge through our Harvest collection. We also support the Mission to Seafarers by knitting hats, gloves and scarves which are much appreciated.
Members in the church at the 'Mothers' Union World Day of Prayer' service
Throughout the year we have a variety of speakers and some fellowship times. In addition to our local support we enjoy participating in Deanery and diocesan fundraising and events, such as the prayer pilgrimage to Rochester Cathedral on Mary Sumner day and the two Members meeting. We join with other members of the Mother’s Union in our deanery for an Advent service and for Lady Day.
We also have fundraising efforts such as MAMD cake sales after the Mothering Sunday service.
We also have time for some social activities such as an annual summer garden party and a summer outing.
To find out more about our meetings or joining our Mothers' Union then please contact Mary Parlett on 01322 332338
For more information about our diocesan "parent organisation" please see Rochester Diocese Mothers' Union
or for the national organisation please see the Mothers' Union Web Site.