Past Events/News

Mothers’ Union Retreat at Launde Abbey, 12th – 14th October 2020

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Mothers’ Union Retreat at Launde Abbey, 12th – 14th October 2020

DIOCESE OF PETERBOROUGH MOTHERS’ UNION RETREAT Launde Abbey Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th October 2020 Theme: 20/20 Vision MU members are very good at looking after others; we are not always good at looking after ourselves.  There were times when Jesus needed to get away from the crowds and spend time in prayer and contemplation. A MU retreat, in beautiful surroundings with good food and the company of friends, gives the opportunity for both peace and quiet and also for fellowship. Total cost: £199.10 A deposit of £39.82 is required when...

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Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Past Events | Comments Off on Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Early in October a group of Mothers’ Union members from the Diocese went to Launde Abbey, Leicestershire for spiritual refreshment and rest. Over the three days, Rev. Christine Ostler and Rev. Anne Davis led us to reflect on where God is in the daily rhythm of our lives, how to rest in his arms when the going gets tough, and how to allow God to meet our spiritual and physical needs. The following poem came out of the silence and stillness of Launde. The Abbey, surrounded by green hills, Where sheep walk the well worn tracks, Steeped in...

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Spotlight on Wellingborough Deanery

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Spotlight on Wellingborough Deanery

Branches: All Hallows All Saints Earls Barton The Harrowdens and Orlingbury Wollaston and Strixton Our Deanery Leader is Barbara Haynes, the past President of the diocesan Mothers’ Union. We come together as a Deanery to meet after Forum, to celebrate at our annual Deanery Festival and to hold a social evening to fund our current project. We are a deanery that believes in working together and also enjoy each other’s company during social and fund raising events. Our project just completed was ‘purse bells’. After hearing that a...

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Past Events | Comments Off on The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The members in Peterborough Diocese are all taking part in the campaign for the 16 days from November 25th – December 10th. Some branches have held vigils, some have had services using the resources from Mary Sumner House or prayer meetings and some have had displays in their churches to raise awareness. The picture shows the prayers written by Kingsthorpe branch for women and girls around the world who are abused in any way, which were then placed on the map. Barbara Haynes, Diocesan...

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Message from the President Elect, Jill Cannings

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Message from the President Elect, Jill Cannings

Sharing my passion for Mother’s Union – in step with God As we prepare for the next triennial I thought I would share a little of my passion for Mothers’ Union.  I look forward to visiting branches and attending events during my time as your President, and sharing stories together. I often say I was “ordered” to join MU about 38 years ago by the then Branch leader.  She was a forceful and very organized person with a military background.  In fact I remain very indebted to her.  At that stage I had two young children and...

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50 Years Membership Certificates at Kingsthorpe Branch

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Past Events | Comments Off on 50 Years Membership Certificates at Kingsthorpe Branch

Kingsthorpe Branch were pleased to welcome Barbara, our president, to present 50 years membership certificates to Margaret Glover and Mary Cheer at the morning service at St Mark’s Church on the 29th April. At the same service Helen Hickman was enrolled as a new member. The service was followed with cake and nibbles. Ruth, Branch Leader  

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New Diocesan President

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on New Diocesan President

At our forum meeting we elected our new diocesan president for the triennial beginning on 1st January 2019. The president elect is Mrs. Jill Cannings. Congratulations Jill. Peterborough diocese will be in good hands. Barbara Haynes . D.P.

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Receiving Maundy Money From The Queen

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Past Events | 1 comment

On Maundy Thursday I travelled to Windsor to receive Maundy money from the Queen. All arrangements and the service are meticulously organised. One is invited to attend with a carer/ companion, and my daughter Emma was delighted to take on that role! We stayed overnight in Windsor and arrived early at the appointed car park on the “long walk,” the impressive entry into Windsor Castle. After politely undertaken security checks, we were driven in a royal coach into the castle grounds. We took our places in St George’s chapel and were...

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Abington Church Festival of Angels

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Past Events | 1 comment

In November Abington Church held its first ever ‘Festival of Angels’. So I hear you say, what is this? I would describe it like a flower festival but with all things to do with angels! All the church groups were invited to produce a display with an angel theme (we were asked to be creative!), including information about the purpose of the group. Visitors to the church over the festival weekend were able to enjoy the many displays as well as discovering something about the variety of work undertaken by church members, both within...

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Vigils for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Vigils for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Several branches in the diocese held vigils during the sixteen days. Awareness was raised and prayers...

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