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Special occasion for Wilsden’s Souper Team!

Many of our churches either run or host Mum and baby/toddler groups. They provide a comfortable place for mums and babies and many lifelong friendships between the mums begin in such groups. Those of us who have run them, often see the little ones grow up and even in some cases become mums themselves! Oh, how old do you feel then? The groups are hopefully a positive experience and sometimes the only contact families have with our churches.

One such group is “Soupermums” at Wilsden Trinity. Local mums are invited to come along on Monday morning, chat and make themselves comfy while a band of cheerful people prepare soup, bread and cakes for these lovely mums to have for their lunch. They sit at tables and if they would like a break from their offspring, a group of “souper grannies and granddads” are there to hold and play with the babies.

It was meant to be a service to local mums but we have realised how much the congregation have benefitted from this project. They meet and chat with mums and children in the village, receive babies and even mums to baptisms and the mums help in fundraising for the church, as well as other charities.

This year a tear or two was shed when one of our “Soupermums”, Celine, invited all the Supergrannies to her WEDDING. What an honour! We were, as a congregation, incredibly touched by her generosity and realised how important our relationship with her was. We had a lovely evening catching up with more of the original Soupermums, with whom Celine is still friends. Your group might look chaotic and it may be hard work at times, but please don’t underestimate the impact you, and it, and the Lord, may be having on the lives of these young women.

Sharon F, Wilsden Trinity


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