SO WHAT DO WE DO?
All our work is underpinned by the Christian faith of members in Parish-based Branches, or as individual Archdeaconry or Provincial members.
We look after children by welcoming families in baptism services at church, running parent education programmes, covering music and pre-school programmes leading into Church membership and helping in Sunday Schools.
We look after senior people by visiting and taking an interest in and praying for those who are too frail to retain an active life, or helping with, and providing transport to, Selwyn Centre Parish programmes.
We look after ourselves, by meeting regularly (usually monthly). The vicar often takes a short service of MU Praise and Worship, which will include the eucharist (open to all-comers).
And we even have fun with entertainment, speakers, and practical activities, Diocesan and Archdeaconry get-togethers, and social outings. Life-long friendships are also formed through overseas prayer links, and international correspondence between Branches is maintained over many years.
The Mary Sumner Lecture to commemorate our founder, given by an influential public personality, is held biennially, alternating with the overseas and local Missions Day.