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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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All Saints Wellingborough Mothers’ Union Hospital Visit

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Past Events | Comments Off on All Saints Wellingborough Mothers’ Union Hospital Visit

The members of All Saints Wellingborough Mothers’ Union have been collecting small toiletries for the use of children who find themselves in Kettering Hospital in an emergency. This resulted in a very interesting visit to the Skylark Ward. We were given a tour of the many facilities that this new children’s ward has to offer. It included a sensory room, a playroom, a room for teenagers, besides all medical facilities in bright child friendly surroundings. We gave them ten toilet bags containing essentials such as toothbrush,...

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Congratulations, Jill

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Past Events | 2 comments

Jill completed her challenge to play 140 holes of golf in a week. She was very well supported by family, golf club members, church members and Mothers’ Union members and she wishes to thank them all. On the  Thursday she was accompanied by Bishop John Holbrook, the bishop of Brixworth, the sun continued to shine and they played 9 holes. On Friday she was accompanied by Barbara the diocesan president, we only managed 4 holes as there was a torrential downpour, but it was fun. (Is there a moral to this story?) On Saturday she played the final...

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Upcoming Events

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in News | 1 comment

Visit to SOUTHWELL MINSTER Post code NG25 0HD ON WEDNESDAY, 13th JULY 2016 Meet at the minster for tour at 10.45 a.m. or 2.15 p.m. Holy Communion in the Quire at 12 noon led by the Reverend Canon Tony Tucker There is a licensed café at the cathedral, let me know if you want to eat there. A film lasting 30 minutes can be seen before your tour (numbers please for this) Cost of tour £5 per person Names to Sue Tringham by July 1st please ~~o0o~~ QUIET EVENING Wednesday, July 20th 2016 at ST. BARNABAS WELLINGBOROUGH Post code: NN8 3HA LED...

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Trustee Quiet Day, January 2016

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Past Events | Comments Off on Trustee Quiet Day, January 2016

To begin the new triennial the trustees met together for a quiet day in West Haddon. The conductor was Rev Mandy Cuthbertson, our diocesan chaplain. Mandy chose the theme ‘For all that has been… thank you. For all that shall be. Yes please,’ a quote from Doug Hammerskjold. We spent the morning quietly thinking what had gone before. The highlights of the last three years and how we could use this information to look forward to the future. We came back together for lunch and then spent time, again quietly, thinking what we...

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