St Michael and All Angels, Newton, Wirral, is getting ready for a Flower Festival in June - Thursday 16th June to Sunday 19th June




Everyone involved in St Michael and All Angels, Newton, Wirral, is getting ready for a Flower Festival in June. This is a flower festival with a difference as we have invited all the community groups that use the parish church centre to discover their creative talents and join us in celebrating our theme of The Movies.  The church cleaning team is interpreting the movie ‘Brassed Off’, while the music group finds inspiration from ‘Singing in the Rain’. The children’s display will be literally taking off as they recreate the house from the cartoon film ‘Up’, complete with helium balloons.


St Michael’s also prides itself on superb baking skills, so we hope everyone will stay for morning coffee, have a light lunch or indulge in an afternoon tea. There are activities for the children, ample free parking and admission is free as well.


St Michael & All Angels Newton CH48 6EP

Flower Festival


Theme: The Movies                           


Thursday 16th June to Sunday 19th June


Opening times:        

                                    Friday 17th        10.30 am – 5pm

                                    Saturday 18th   10.30 am – 5pm

                                    Sunday 19th      12noon - 4pm


Admission Free   


Imaginative displays   Children’s Activities     Gift Stall   

Morning coffee            Light Lunches             Afternoon teas 

        Coach Parties  Welcome       Free Parking



For more details contact Jeanette Appleton t: 07768418942


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News from Mothers’ Union Diocese of Chester: 160 knitted breasts to support new mothers 


Four weeks ago Clair Whitehead, Infant feeding Co-ordinator for the local NHS Wirral  needed 160 knitted breasts for her team of Midwives and Health Visitors, to help teach new mothers how to express breast milk. When Jeanette Appleton of the Mothers’ Union heard about this she got together her team of members and also recruited some friends and they got knitting. Jeanette even went the Roger Phillips show on Radio Merseyside to recruit more knitters. One month later she was able to  deliver the last of the 160 knitted breasts to Amanda Pyke at NHS Wirral with Mothers Union member Audrey Leatham. 

When Jeanette first heard what they wanted she checked the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. But the Infant Feeding Team explained how the latex models they had used cost £35 each and this was too expensive at this time of cut backs. “We were only too happy to put our knitting skills to such a good cause.” said Jeanette “People have been very generous with their time and talents. Thanks to the radio appeal I have had bags of knitted breasts delivered to where I work in Birkenhead. I have also come home to find another bag of knitting by the front door. I would like to thank everyone who has been part of this project.”  




Membership is open to all who have been baptised in the name of the Holy Trinity and declare their support for the Aims and Objects. There are three types of membership:

  • Branch

  • Diocesan

  • MU Chester

For more information about joining the Mothers' Union, please contact us for details.

Aim & Purpose:

To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.


  • To promote and support married life

  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children

  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service

  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children

  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity


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