This took place on Mothering Sunday on the 11th March 2018. Mary Thorpe, Mothers’ Union Leeds Area President enrolled Fr Nicholas as a member.
The Mothers’ Union banner was processed down the central aisle of the church at the beginning and end of the parish Eucharist. During the enrolment ceremony, St Martin’s Mothers’ Union members stood together with Fr Nicholas and Mary and reaffirmed their commitment to Mothers’ Union.
Mary admitted Fr Nicholas to membership of Mothers’ Union and presented him with his membership card and badge. The ceremony ended with the Mothers’ Union prayer for the branch.
Prayer for St Martin’s Branch
Heavenly father, as members of this branch, we commit its life to you,
We seek your blessing in all we do;
Your presence in our fellowship, your inspiration in our activities;
Your strength in our service to the church and to the community;
Help us to be faithful in prayer and worship and outgoing in our witness to the gospel;
That we may advance your kingdom and glorify your name,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.