st marys church newent


Newent with Gorsley branch of the Mothers’ Union is very active with a full programme throughout the year.

Our Focus:

Promoting stable marriage and family life. Mothers’ Union’s aim is to be transformational. Our worldwide fellowship of over four million members brings Christian care to families of all kinds. The grassroots nature of our locally-based membership means that the focus of Mothers’ Union is on promoting marriage and building stable family life within local communities. This care is delivered through our three strategic steps as we:

  • Pray for relationships to be flourishing and loving.
  • Enable development of all kinds: economic, relational and personal so that family life is strengthened.
  • Campaign for social justice for those on the margins and for greater recognition of the value of stable family life.

All meetings are held at St. Mary’s Church Rooms at 2.00pm unless stated otherwise. Annual subscriptions £33.00 including a yearly Prayer Diary and a biennial magazine.  Families First has been discontinued.


Sue Cook,  Margaret Highton, Marion Hogg, Janet Wardale and Daphne Toner (Gorsley).

Our Vision
“A people and place of
God’s presence and peace”
Our Services


  • 8.45am: Holy Communion.
  • 10.15am: All Age Worship/Holy Communion/Morning Worship/Baptisms.
  • 4.00pm: “The 4” – Starts with coffee and cake, moves into a time of contemporary worship, teaching, discussion, praying for each other and seeing what God does.
  • 6.00pm: Service at one of the churches in the Benefice.


  • 10.00am: Holy Communion with Prayer.

1st Wednesday of the Month

  • 8.30am: Newent and Area Prayer Focus.

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Our Mission
  • Worshipping God – So we aim to be Vibrant, Joyful, Modern, Recognising our traditions.
  • Serving the Community – So we aim to be Loving, Caring, Comforting, Compassionate, Non-judgemental.
  • Sharing Faith – So we aim to be Nurturing, Making Disciples, Reaching Out, Active in the community, Supporting Mission.
  • Sharing Christian Values – So we aim to be God-centred, Bible based, Where people matter, Inclusive.