Exmouth’s Mothers Union celebrates 100th birthday

Val Fawdry and Betty Gardner, pictured with the Reverend Mary Weatherley at Exmouth’s Holy Trinity Church, when the pair were enrolled as Diocesan members of the Mothers Union.

The Exmouth Mother’s Union last week marked its 100th anniversary, the branch being set up by Ethel Sandford in 1911. Some 80 women signed up at what was then St Saviour’s Church – now the Open Door Centre. The Mothers Union was started in 1876, by Mary Sumner. It has become a world-wide organisation with more than four million members.


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