Mothers' Union (Astwell Group)

Mother's Union - An Introduction

The Mothers' Union focus is on promoting family values and marriage whilst sharing love and fellowship with others.

We believe in transforming communities from the inside and want our members and communities to be the voice of Christ socially and to fight for the future of families.

We welcome newcomers of all ages from the Astwell area (Helmdon, Stutchbury, Syresham, Radstone, Whitfield, Wappenham, Lois Weedon with Weston and Plumpton).

For further information about the Astwell Group please contact Audrey Beattie or use our contact form. Additional information is available on the Mothers' Union website.

Mother's Union - Mission Statement

The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation which promotes the well-being of families worldwide. We achieve this by:

  • Developing prayer and spiritual growth in families
  • Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society
  • Resourcing our members to take practical action to improve conditions for families, nationally and in the communities in which they live.

Meetings from November 2021

Starting in November 2021, all Mothers' Union meetings will be held in Helmdon church immediately following the 10am Benefice Communion Service. This takes advantage of the fact that the heating will have been on and that the church is spacious enough to support social distancing as Covid is still a threat. Meetings start with coffee and biscuits then business etc.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 24th November. This will be the AGM followed by sharing and showing of crafts, favourite poems, readings, recipes etc.

New members are always welcome to join us.

Programme of Events 2017/18

All welcome. All meetings are at 7.30 pm at 12A Church Street unless otherwise stated.

Extra deanery events may be added.


Wednesday 25 October

AGM followed by talk by Rachel Wheeler - How RSPB are trying to connect children with nature

Wednesday 22 November

Chris Bazeley - Christmas Customs

Friday 18 December

Benefice Advent Service
Middleton Cheney Church at 10.30 a.m.


Saturday 24 January

Communion in Church
7.30 p.m. at 12A Church Street
Bring & Show evening

Wednesday 28 February

Lent meeting with Revd. Carole

Wednesday 28 March

Rev Viv Baldwin Police Chaplain
Helmdon Church at 7.30 p.m. and afterwards a short meeting at 12A Church Street

Monday 9 April

Lady Day service at 10.30 a.m.

Wednesday 28 April

Valerie Anslow - Jesus the revolutionary - an explanation of how faith and politics can work together

Thursday 28 June

Musical evening
Drinks & finger buffet
Donations in aid of special relief

Wednesday 23 May

Jean Simmonds - Pysiotherapist


Possible outing

Thursday 09 August 7pmMary Sumner - Service and finger buffet

Wednesday 26 September

Jean Spendlove
Bishop Le Coz

Wednesday 31 October
note change of date

AGM and Bring and show

Wednesday 28 November


Friday 7 December

Benefice Advent service

Venues may be changed to spread our meetings around the benefice.

For further details of any of the above events please contact Ann Smith or Audrey Beattie.
Click here for last year's programme (on