P&S Quiet Day for Advent

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:13


Windows into Advent

Windows into Advent: On a crisp, wintery day members gathered in the Chapter House Chelmsford for the Prayer and Spirituality Unit's Quiet Day to reflect on the season of Advent. Members had been asked to bring an item, perhaps a poem, Bible reading, seasonal calendar or simply a memory to talk about and share with others. Our group was small in ... read more

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Persecution in Indonesia

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 8 December 2017, 14:37


Beautiful Indonesia, but not so if you are a Christian

The republic of Indonesia, located in South East Asia, is the world's largest island country, with over 17 thousand islands making up its land mass. It is the fourth most populated country on Earth, with a population estimated at some 261 million people. The island of Java contains half of the population. The islands have numerous natural resources ... read more

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Reflections from November 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:57


First of Advent 17

For Foodbanks: Lord. Through Food bank we offer Your food to the hungry and Your drink to the thirsty. We know that all we have is Yours. Help us to show compassion to those who need the use of the Food bank. We pray that you bless all the people associated with Food bank, the people that give, the people that receive and the people that organise. ... read more

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St Bartholomew

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:22


St Bartholomew

Bartholomew, who was also known as Nathanial, was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. He was a native of Cana who was introduced to Jesus by St Philip. When told that the Messiah had arrived and that he was Jesus of Nazareth Bartholomew's response was 'Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?' Which prompted Jesus to say, 'Here truly is an Israe ... read more

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Southend MU Deanery Banner

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 09:01


Part of Southend MU Deanery Banner

From 1917 until 1960, the Vicar of St. Mary's, Prittlewell, was Canon Gowing, his wife was Dorothy and from 1945 until 1954 she was Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union, she then became a Life Vice-President and Commissioned Speaker. These roles and her commitment to and enthusiasm for Mothers' Union, only ceased with her death in 1977. They ar ... read more

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Interview with Oluwakemi Ademola

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 12 November 2017, 17:39


Oluwakemi Ademola 'Kemi'

Hello MU members - My name is Oluwakemi Ademola. My branch is 'Emmanuel Parish Mothers' Union, Emmanuel Parish Church, Leyton, London. E17 8HL and I am the Branch Chair. I was received into the Mothers' Union branch of St Stephen's Anglican Church Inalende Ibadan after I married in 2000. However, I became an active member in October 2009 when our ... read more

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MU Council Nov 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 21:37


D.President Judith Meaden, W.W.President Lynne Temby with Bishop Stephen

On a brisk, sunny, Autumn morning many of us met in Chelmsford Cathedral for MU Council and Annual Meeting 2017. The Cathedral was packed, not only to attend the meeting but to welcome Lynne Tembey, the World-Wide President. The day began with a Mothers' Union Celebration Eucharist with banners, the service being led by The Bishop of Chelmsford Rt ... read more

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MU and Foodbank UK

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 4 November 2017, 13:08


Foodbank requests...

Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity. It has 3.6 million members in 78 countries. The vision of Mothers' Union is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. One of the ways we do this in the UK is by supporting Food Banks which provide emergency food for people in crisis ... read more

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Reflections from October 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 3 November 2017, 13:09


Refections from October 17

Let us pray for those people who have been affected by the shooting in America. Pray for the souls of those who have died, all the people who have life-threatening and life-changing injuries, and for all the loved ones and families who are grieving, worried and afraid. Here at the Emmanuel Church in Leyton our branch is encouraged to continue all ... read more

 Posted: 3 Nov 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Teresa of Avila.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 28 October 2017, 15:42


St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa was born in 1515 at Avila in Spain. She was the third child of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda and his second wife. Teresa was brought up by her father and a tender and pious mother who unfortunately died when Teresa was thirteen. Following her mother's death and the marriage of her eldest sister, Teresa was sent to be educated by the August ... read more

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