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Celebrating Mothers’ Union Worldwide

This month it was a joy to welcome Ephena Matthew the Diocesan President of Antigua.  She made me very welcome when I was lucky enough to visit Antigua in early 2020.

She stayed with me for a week and brought glorious Antiguan sunshine with her.  It was a busy week of MU and church activity, and many people were able to meet her.  We had a meeting of Deanery leaders and representatives at my house.  It was a joy to be able to meet face to face and share a buffet meal and lots of ideas, as people start to worship and meet together again.

We were able to attend the wonderful service at Werrington church celebrating 100 years.  Bishop John presided and Revd. Deborah, our chaplain, coordinated the prayers and offering of symbols of thanks.  Jennie Edis gave a wonderful summary of MU activity.  The branch and deanery had worked very hard to put on a wonderful celebration.  We processed our MU banners, and of course enjoyed a wonderful spread of hospitality.

There were also opportunities to meet Ephena over a coffee at the Falcon, and sharing meals with friends.  On the Saturday after attending a Eucharist together we walked nearly 15kms as part of the ride and stride.  This involved walking across the fields between churches.  The week ended with attendance together at our Harvest service.

In a card of thanks she writes “Thankyou and your family for opening your hearts and home to me.  Your kindness has made a great difference to my life.  Thankyou also for your fiends and MU sisters for involving me in so many events.  I enjoyed every moment!”

Ephena has become a great friend and inspiration as a woman of faith and action.  I give thanks for her, and the worldwide mission and ministry of MU.

Jill Cannings, Diocesan President

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A Beacon To Women Around The World

Mary Sumner has left behind a grand legacy, sowing the seeds of ideas that have led to a movement which now spans the globe, supporting many thousands of people each year.

Her vision was a world in which women could hold their rightful place in society. A vision of women as empowered, not only to be equal to men, but to provide firm support to each other in their roles and responsibilities.

View the Mary Sumner Day service on the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKRVbTlN0w

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Letter from the Queen

Following the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, Jill Cannings, our Diocesan President, sent a card of condolence on behalf of the members of the Mothers’ Union of Peterborough Diocese to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Please read the reply which has now been received.

The Queen is the patron of the Mothers’ Union.

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Mini Communicate June 2021

Mini Communicate June 2021 (click to view)

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Bulletin for May 2021

Bulletin for May 2021 (click to view)

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Report for March 2021 Forum

Report for March 2021 Forum (click to view)

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AFIA Report March 2021

AFIA Report March 2021 (click to view)

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Photo Competition – Life During Lockdown

Photo Competition – Life During Lockdown (click to view)

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Communicate Spring 2021

Communicate Spring 2021 (click to view)

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UPDATE – Jill’s Walk for Mothers’ Union 2021

I have come up with the idea of virtually walking the length and breadth of the diocese. The distance north to south from Whissendine to Aynho is 135 kms.

West to East from Boddington to Eye is 80kms, making a total of 215 kms.

I started daily walks in Weymouth when staying with my daughter during the last lockdown and over Christmas and have continued once back home in Uppingham.

I have just completed 2 laps of the diocese and so have updated my just giving site.  If you would like to support or sponsor me please go to:

Jill Cannings is fundraising for Mothers’ Union (justgiving.com)

And like Forrest Gump, I will just keep walking !!

The funds raised will contribute to our worldwide work and also work in the diocese. In particular, I would like to support AFIA (Away from it all). MU has traditionally sent families away on holidays by the sea. This may be possible this summer. However, in recent COVID circumstances they have offered flexible packages of support to families. The feedback has been amazing. I also want to support creating helpful packs for clergy to practically help them in their ministry.

Thank you for your support.

Jill Cannings