Past Events/News

70km MU Prayer Pilgrimage 2019

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Past Events | Comments Off on 70km MU Prayer Pilgrimage 2019

To mark her 70th birthday Jill came up with the idea of a walking 70kms on a Prayer Pilgrimage.  She identified a 2 week period in July 2019 and Deaneries planned walks.  On the first day we were sent off with prayer by the Vice Dean from Peterborough Cathedral.  Numerous supporters turned up to see us off.  Each day Jill walked with various people.  We visited St Botolfs and were treated to refreshments and prayers led by Rev’d Barbara.  This was the pattern most days.  That day we also visited St Paul’s church, and Paston and...

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Visit of Sheran Harper our World Wide President

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Past Events | Comments Off on Visit of Sheran Harper our World Wide President

In May 2019 it was a great joy to welcome Mrs Sheran Harper of Guyana who is our new worldwide president.  She is a woman of great faith and experience.  She has led the parenting programme for MU in many countries, and thereby improved the experiences of countless children and families.  She was accompanied by Provincial President Nikki Sweatman. Representatives from Peterborough Deanery, complete with banners joined Jill Cannings, Diocesan President to greet them at Peterborough station.  They were touched as the welcoming party greeted...

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Answered Prayers in Antigua

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Past Events | Comments Off on Answered Prayers in Antigua

Seeking some winter sun, and having never been to the West Indies, I thought I randomly chose Antigua, but have become aware that God’s hand was firmly in control. I knew that Mothers’ Union in the diocese had a link with NECA. However, I did not fully understand what that meant. In fact, it stands for North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba and spans 12 islands. E mails from NECA were exciting but intermittent depending on the internet. The islands are in the hurricane path and indeed Barbuda was devastated in 2017. I booked my...

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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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