Mothers' Union

St Stephen's Mothers' Union meets, usually in the Community Room, twice a month.

  • Every second Tuesday in the month at 2.00 pm.
  • Every fourth Tuesday in the month at 7.30 pm.

All are invited to come along to our meetings.  You will be made very welcome.

If you would like more information and/or a copy of our programme you may contact:

The Branch Leader, Mrs Beverley Laycock, Tel:  01282 543766 or email: or            

The Secretary, Jackie Cosway, Tel:  01282 411967 or email:


At the end of April we were privy to an extremely inspirational evening listening to Christine Barnes. Christine is part of the Lancashire Methodist District Mission through their work in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is a mineral rich country which was blighted by the civil war of 1991 to 2002 where towns and villages were plundered, people were systematically mutilated, raped and murdered and child soldiers were forced to fight for warlords. The Methodist Mission has helped to rebuild a hospital in the town of Segbwema and has paid for a water purification plant. Using her skills as a nurse, Christine has trained nurses. 

We all enjoyed our lunch, followed by shopping at Pendle Village Mill in May. As usual, thanks to all who offered lifts.


On August 28th we are planning a summer evening meal, to be held at The Pendle Inn in Barley, and are currently collecting names. 

It seems a rather long way off, however, when we meet up on September 10th we will be taking a trip ‘Down Memory Lane’. We thought it might be fun to share some of our work anecdotes. So ... please get thinking!

Events and Meetings:


Tuesday 9/07 2pm Reverend Chris Cheeseman talks about Pendleside Hospice

Tuesday 16/07 7.30pm Songs of Praise at St. John’s Worsthorne

Tuesday 23/07 7.30pm to be arranged


Tuesday 20/08 7pm summer meal at the Pendle Inn, Barley

Celebration Corner:


Happy birthday to Helen Laycock for the 7th of July and to Pauline Lockwood for the 22nd July (its a special ‘O’!)

Elaine and Jim Taberner celebrate their wedding anniversary, also on July 22nd


Birthday wishes to Judith Kershaw, August 8th, Linda Pounder, August 16th, and to Margaret Farrow for August 20th. 

I hope the sun starts to shine for us over the summer break. We meet again after our July and August events on September 10th at 2pm.