Next events at Cuckfield:
Here you can download the full 2017 Programme of Events.
We welcome visitors to all our branch meetings.
We are a group of men and women who meet once a month for fellowship and prayer, combined with discussions or talks from guest speakers. We respond to the needs of our community and Church in a variety of ways:
- Within the Parish, we assist with Baptism and Marriage preparation; run the tea and coffee service for Cuckoos’ Parent Toddler Group in the Old School (Mondays and Thursdays); organise and run the annual Advent Service of Light followed by cooked breakfast;
- We assist in supporting families through various projects to which members bring a wide variety of skills and practical help. Locally, several of us are Hospital Chaplaincy Volunteers, offering a ‘ministry of cake’ to the Special Baby Care Units of Princess Royal and Brighton Hospitals; farther afield Mothers’ Union across the Diocese assists with the crèche in the Visitors’ Halls of Lewes and Ford Prisons; offers Away From it All Holidays at our two caravans in Winchelsea and Selsey; and runs the Family Contact Centre in Eastbourne;
- Worldwide Mothers’ Union is committed to literacy and parenting programmes which empower the roles of women. Today, as an international charity, Mothers’ Union supports family life in over 78 countries, especially through times of adversity. This goal is achieved through prayer, programmes, policy work, community relationships and grants to assist in aiding self-help projects.
Mothers’ Union was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner in the Parish of Old Arlesford, near Winchester. She wanted to bring mothers together to provide support for one another and to raise their children in the love of God. The Cuckfield Parish Magazine of 1889 mentions a Vestry meeting to discuss forming a branch of Mothers’ Union and its formation is recorded in 1915. Cuckfield branch is part of the Mothers’ Union District of Crawley and of the Diocese of Chichester Mothers’ Union.
How to get involved
We meet in the daytime and evening – something for everyone. Come and meet us, you will be very welcome. For further information, you can download an Information Page or contact the local Branch Leader, Valerie Poxon (01444 451330) or Branch Secretary, Ros Thunder (01444 417103).