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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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Mary Sumner Day Celebration – Brackley Deanery

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Mary Sumner Day Celebration – Brackley Deanery

This year we celebrate the wonderful achievement of Mothers’ Union growing from such a small beginning 140 years ago to the massive worldwide movement it has now become. At a deanery meeting we were discussing what we could do to celebrate this marvelous anniversary. By chance our deanery treasurer had resigned and Helen Overson the daughter of an Astwell branch member had been invited to the meeting to see if she would be interested in becoming treasurer. While we were discussing ways we could commemorate Mary Sumner day, Helen suddenly...

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Mad Or What Again! – More Fundraising For MU

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Mad Or What Again! – More Fundraising For MU

Last year I did a half marathon and pledged never to go through that sort of thing again.  However, as the Mother’s Union celebrates 140 years I stupidly hatched the plan to play 140 holes of golf in one week.  That’s a lot of golf and walking and searching for balls.  During the summer I like to play a couple of times a week.  Each round is 18 holes.  In order to reach my target, I will need to play more than one round a day especially as I plan to leave Sunday as a day of rest and worship. I will do this W/C June 6th and will...

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Beyond the 16th Day. Moving Forward to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Past Events | Comments Off on Beyond the 16th Day. Moving Forward to End Violence Against Women and Girls

The conference was held on 25th November the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. It was opened by Mothers’Union Chief Executive Bev. Jullien. Those attending were not just M.U. members but other organisations committed to the cause. The day comprised 3 sessions with a Keynote speaker. Session 1 Cyber stalking. This can lead to physical stalking and violence. There are GPS systems which can be fitted to victim’s cars without their knowledge. Practical procedures are in place with the police to protect victims and...

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Grapevine Winter 2015

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News, Resources | Comments Off on Grapevine Winter 2015

Click here to read Grapevine Winter 2015 – you will need software capable of reading PDFs

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Lynne Tembey Visits the Diocese

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Past Events | 1 comment

We have had an exciting few days as Lynne Tembey, the Worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union has visited the Diocese, arriving on the Wednesday evening of the 9th September and left late afternoon on Saturday 12th September. In that time, Lynne met Indoor and Diocesan members who attended a service in the Lady Chapel here in All Saints’ Church, which was followed by a “Drop-In” afternoon with lots of tea and cake for members to pop in and say hello. The Trustees enjoyed a buffet supper with Lynne on the Thursday...

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Mothers’ Union Appoints New Chief Executive

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Mothers’ Union Appoints New Chief Executive

Mrs Beverley Jullien has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Christian membership charity, Mothers’ Union. During her successful career in both the corporate and education sectors Beverley Jullien has been at the vanguard of women’s representation at senior board level, including leading the merger of Astra and Zeneca in the UK in 2000 and a period serving as Vice-President [for AstraZenecca.] Beverley Jullien said “I’m delighted to be joining Mothers’ Union. This offers a wonderful opportunity to apply the skills and...

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