Ss Philip & James Women's Group
Our aim is to provide a friendly environment for local women to meet together. We are affiliated to St Philip & St James Church and support it by providing flowers for the Patronal Festival, participating at Church Fairs and at other social occasions. Membership of the Group is open to all women, not just churchgoers.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 8pm in the Parish Hall when presentations and talks are given by speakers on a variety of subjects. There is an opportunity for members to meet up for coffee on a monthly basis. We enjoy outings to places of interest including exhibitions, museums and the theatre. Trips are planned to provide daytime, evening, weekday and weekend choices, aiming to keep costs as reasonable as possible.
Each year we choose a local charity to support and to raise money for this we hold coffee mornings, cream teas and other events. You may have seen us in the High Street with our stall ‘The Human Fruit Machine’ at Whitton Business Association events fundraising for charity. Donations are also made to deserving causes from time to time.
We welcome new members, who are invited to come along as guests initially to see if the Group suits them.
Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.
In 83 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4 million members what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised. We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.