Datchet Mothers' Union
St Mary’s the Virgin, Datchet has a lively and active Mothers’ Union, which is part of the Burnham and Slough Deanery. We have a significant role in the life of St Mary’s and are involved in services and the Baptism Visits Programme. Part of our programme is intended to raise funds for charities, both in the UK an overseas, which the Mothers’ Union supports, and also to involved and support families and family life.
We have a varied social programme, and have garden coffee mornings, evening garden parties, trips to local restaurants and an annual trip to a cathedral city. We usually have a presence at local events in Datchet, and the M.U. staff is always very sociable and a hive of activity.
Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 7.45pm, in the Bridge Coffee Shop. After refreshments and the business part of the meeting, guest speakers talk on a variety of topics, such as: ‘Child Protection’, ‘An illustrated talk on a visit to a foreign country’ or ‘The work of a chaplain in a women’s prison.’ We are always very pleased to welcome visitors and new members, and copies of the annual programme are available at The Bridge Coffee Shop.
During 2018 we are celebrated 130 years of Mothers' Union within the Diocese of Oxford
Women's World Day of Prayer 5th March 2021
This year Datchet Baptist church is responsible for hosting this service.
The service has been planned and organised by the women of Vanuatu, a small country located in the South Pacific Ocean. It has been put into a booklet form for us to use on March 5th with Christians all round the world.
We will use this booklet to do readings, prayers and songs which will be put on YouTube on the Baptist Church website for all to participate in. It is planned that some of our friends from the other denominations in the village will be able to take part too.
Sue Ashworth is coordinating this, it will be in a simpler form this year due to our current restrictions.
more details, and the link to join the service , will follow once known.