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Diocesan A.G.M.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Diocesan A.G.M.

At the diocesan A.G.M. Bishop John was our speaker. He told us about his visits to Sudan where one of our prayer links, Rumbek, is. It was really good to get to know about the people there and to realise about the problems that they have to overcome and also their enthusiasm for Mothers’ Union. In the picture Jill Goodman, our worldwide coordinator, is giving the vote of...

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Centenary Service for St. Matthews’ Mothers’ Union, Eye

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Past Events | 1 comment

This was a very happy, celebratory evening at Eye. As we waited for the service to start we listened to the music group playing and watched a Powerpoint of pictures about the history of the branch. The service was very well attended by members of the branch, the deanery and the diocese who really enjoyed it. The theme for the evening was Faith in Action, a true sense of what the branch had achieved in the last 100 years. After the service we all met together for fellowship and refreshments (as always they were delicious) and of course no...

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President’s Visit to Werrington Branch

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on President’s Visit to Werrington Branch

The little shoes were made by MU members and friends to give to the children after the Celebrating Baptism service as a reminder of their journey with Jesus.

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Kettering Deanery Festival 2017

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Kettering Deanery Festival 2017

The president, Barbara Haynes, enrolled Rev. Ruth Colby from Rothwell at the Kettering Deanery Festival. Welcome, Ruth.

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Celebrating 125 Years at the Kingsthorpe Branch

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Celebrating 125 Years at the Kingsthorpe Branch

On the 26th of April 1892 the inaugural meeting of the Kingsthorpe Branch of Mothers’ Union was held in the school in Kingsthorpe Village. On the 26th of April 2017 we celebrated 125 years with a celebratory/thanksgiving service led by Rev Rachel and Bishop John. Canon Ann Davis, the new Mothers’ Union Chaplain, led the prayers and the M. U. President of the Diocese, Barbara Haynes, read the New Testament reading. Our vice president Hazel, trustees, branch members and friends from other branches in the Northampton Deanery also attended. It...

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New Mothers’ Union Chaplain Commissioned

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Past Events | 2 comments

On Sunday March 5th during the choral evensong at Peterborough cathedral, Bishop John Holbrook commissioned the new Mothers’ Union chaplain for Peterborough diocese, Canon Anne Davis. This was a very happy occasion. A number of Mothers’ Union members attended the service to support Rev. Anne.

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16 Days Of Activism Against Gender Violence Vigil 2nd December at Saints Peter and Paul Kettering

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Past Events | 1 comment

On a cold and bright December morning 16 members of MU from Branches throughout the Diocese met for our Vigil. At 11.00 we commenced with Mary’s Story. Candles were lit, prayers said and readings but most of the time was taken up with silent prayers and thoughts. I thought during the Vigil that we were a part of the whole which would be echoed Nation and World wide. At 12.00 each one of us lit a candle and said a prayer as they were shining in our Lady Chapel.  Afterwards 13 sat down to share a fellowship lunch of home made soups and...

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Begins on 25th November and ends on 10th December 2016 Join us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, to call for an end to all forms of violence against women and girls – One in three women across the world will be affected by domestic violence at some point in their life. Some of you may recall that last year Mothers’ Union had a designated area, in Church, to pray for those who have been abused, neglected or overlooked. Useful resources were also available to take away… This year there will also be an opportunity to...

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Uppingham Branch Continuing Their Good Work

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Past Events | Comments Off on Uppingham Branch Continuing Their Good Work

Join the MU heritage Do you recognise the people in the photo below? Audrey Day MU member (far right) hosted a gathering of MU branch leaders.   In order of service we have Brenda Mason, Edna Quinlan, Ione Roseveare.  Elizabeth Megahey. Sonja Lennon and Chris.  Chris Maskell was followed by Robin Robson and I followed her in 2013.  We remain a large branch, but need new members to carry on the work in our community, and support to the work of MU worldwide.  Each year we send over £2000 to support the work of MU overseas. Are you...

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Update on Helen’s 140 Mile Sponsored Walk

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Past Events | Comments Off on Update on Helen’s 140 Mile Sponsored Walk

On  a beautiful summer evening last week, when it wasn’t too hot or raining, Helen walked with Ann the branch leader, Audrey and Jenny branch members, Barbara the diocesan president and Chris a great supporter, as part of her 140 miles as for the 140th anniversary of Mothers’ Union. Helen has almost completed her target. She plans to finish on Mary Sumner Day, August 9th, with a service at Helmdon parish church. Helen raised £941.50 in total. The lovely walks that we all had with her were a real bonus. As you will see from the pictures...

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