Power of Thought: Jane & Lucky

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 10:29


So hard to lose a much-loved pet.

Hello Joan, I so loved your blog story last September (18) about Betty. I was so moved by her story that I even invited friends to read it… But thinking about it, we all have a story to tell for its not only elderly people who can feel sad and lonely, younger people can have a busy life surrounded by family, friends and perhaps work colleagu ... read more

 Posted: 20 Mar 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Grace of Giving.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 11:34


We are give Grace from God

The Mothers union is all about helping and supporting those who are suffering in one way or another. At the 2017 Christmas Appeal the MU called on members to help women who have experienced violence from their partners get their lives back together, and from the 2018’s raffle, thanks to the wonderful donations given by the likes of YOU, peopl ... read more

 Posted: 13 Mar 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from February 19

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 14:08


Looking forward to Spring

I am sure you will love the new MU banner so If you're in Chelmsford at any time, please visit the Cathedral and have a look at it. The banner will be dedicated on the 4th November 2019 at the Council meeting that is to be held in the Cathedral. The Students from St Mellitus College have written a Mothering Sunday Liturgy for 2019 that has been u ... read more

 Posted: 6 Mar 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MOTHERS’ UNION WORLDWIDE PRESIDENT, SHERAN HARPER, COMMISSIONED BY ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 28 February 2019, 09:56


Archbishop Welby, Caroline Welby, The Bishop of Guyana, Charles Davidson, Board of Trustees and Sheran Harper (Credit: Georgie Scott/Mothers’ Union)

Wednesday 27th February 2019 Mothers’ Union Worldwide Pesident, Sheran Harper, Commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Southwark Cathedral. In a colourful and packed Southwark Cathedral last night, Mrs Sheran Harper, was commissioned to her office as Worldwide President of Mothers’ Union, a movement of four million members wor ... read more

 Posted: 28 Feb 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Botolph

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 11:34


St Botolph

St Botolph (Botulf) - St Botolph was the Abbot of Iken, he is the patron saint of wayfarers, and he was one of the most revered saints of East Anglia. Botolph, was a young Saxon noble living around the 7th century and was sent along with his brother to a Benedictine Abbey in France to be educated. Whilst his brother went on to be a Dutch Bishop ... read more

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Can you Forgive?

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 13:57


Can you forgive or have her stay away?

Dear Mothers’ Union members, I feel the need to pass on some of the words and sentiments taken from a sermon given by our Parish Priest on Sunday. It was at Evening Prayer after enjoying a beautiful sun-soaked day that our Vicar approached the controversial subject of Shamima Begum the young Muslim woman who left England around four years ago ... read more

 Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mothering Sunday Liturgy

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 09:29


For you Mum x x x

Lucy Bubb has recently pointed out that the students from St Mellitus College have written a Mothering Sunday Liturgy for 2019 with ideas and suggestions for the sermon. All the information has been uploaded onto the Mothers’ Union Diocesan website. If your clergy are super-busy and looking for some help for their Mothering Sunday Service, yo ... read more

 Posted: 13 Feb 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mary Sumner's Footsteps - & Update

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 10:36


In Mary Sumner's Footsteps

On a cold but very bright Monday 28th January, the Trustees were delighted to meet together at midday to install the new diocesan banner in St Cedd's Chapel, Chelmsford Cathedral. The new, MU banner which was designed and approved by the Trustees in 2017 is of a far more modern theme featuring not only Mary Sumner but a young family too. The wordi ... read more

 Posted: 6 Feb 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from January 19

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 3 February 2019, 11:08


Looking forward to brighter days

Let us remember all those people who passed away during 2018. Family members, friends and neighbours, people we have loved, and now miss. Sad we may be, but we can rest assured that they are now in the loving arms of our Saviour. Margaret Harvey, our Diocesan Secretary, will stand down in the summer of 2019. We need someone to take over from her ... read more

 Posted: 3 Feb 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Aidan, first Bishop of Lindisfarne

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 17:23


St Aidan, first Bishop of Lindisfarne

St Aidan came from the Island of Lona, he was an Irish monk. He lived in the seventh century at a time when Christianity was quite new in England, and the pagans of the time greatly resisted the work he felt he had to do. Very little, if anything was known about the word of God and there was only one church in the whole of England. The newly conv ... read more

 Posted: 30 Jan 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments