A double first for Belford

Brenda Frier, second left), and John Bradley pictured with Diocesan President Jennifer Snowdon and Belford Mothers' Union Branch Leader Sue Smith.
Brenda Frier, second left), and John Bradley pictured with Diocesan President Jennifer Snowdon and Belford Mothers' Union Branch Leader Sue Smith.

At a Eucharist at St Hilda’s, Lucker, Belford Mothers’ Union inducted two new members – both of them striking new ground for the branch.

Brenda Frier, second left, is the first MU member from St Hilda’s where she is church warden. And John Bradley is the first male MU member for the branch.

Pictured with them are Diocesan president Jennifer Snowdon and branch leader Sue Smith.

Rev John Beckwith presided and Rev Denise Hiscox gave the sermon, dwelling on vocation and the work of Mary Sumner in starting the Mothers’ Union nearly 150 years ago.