Real Easter Egg and MU

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 18:15


All about the real story...

The Real Easter Egg and MU with £3 off is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year but did you know that Mothers' Union members in this diocese played a big part in its success? Back in 2010 the supermarkets turned down the idea of the UK’s first religious egg with the story of Easter in the box so The Meaningful Chocolate Company a ... read more

 Posted: 12 Feb 2020 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from January 20

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 14:59


Reflections from January

Heavenly Father we pray for all those people who are struggling with nature’s anger, all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods’, the firefighters who are worn and weary, those who are struggling to cope. We pray for the Australian wildlife caught up there and to all those generous souls who have donated to those who have lost ... read more

 Posted: 5 Feb 2020 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Against Gender Violence:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 19:37


So afraid...

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence - Sadly, gender-based violence is happening all the time, in all walks of life, against men as well as women, advantaged or disadvantaged. There are many types of abuse - physical, mental, financial, controlling, psychological. Our minds are focussed on this every year, from the 25th November to the ... read more

 Posted: 29 Jan 2020 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Colchester MU Celebrations

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 19:02


Church Mice Kitchen!

At St Michael’s Myland, Colchester Mothers’ Union. among our Christmas activities we held a party for our “Church Mice” on Monday December 16th This group is for children from birth to school age. Most of our children, at the moment, are under three. 41 children and 30 adults (Mums/Dads/Grannies/Carers) attended. We laid out ... read more

 Posted: 22 Jan 2020 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from December 19

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 15:02


Still looking for nectar

Heavenly Father may we request that you oversee and bless those who have been affected by the adverse weather over the last few months, may they recover quickly so that they are able to celebrate the birth of the Holy Child. We wish all people a very peaceful Advent season – Amen By attending the Carol Service at Lambeth Palace, there was th ... read more

 Posted: 8 Jan 2020 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Hope and Confidence for 2020

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 18:35


2020 with hope and confidence

Looking forward to 2020, we hear from our Central Chaplain, Bishop Emma Ineson that the theme for the MU this year is ‘growing in hope and confidence’ and there is no story more filled with hope and confidence than the Christmas story of God coming to earth as a helpless child and placing himself into the care of an ordinary couple. God ... read more

 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Congratulations Revd Stephen

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 14:04


Congratulations Revd Stephenr

The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford, has been nominated by Her Majesty the Queen as the new Archbishop of York in succession to the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu. Bishop Stephen’s response was that he was humbled and excited at the appointment which would make him the 98th Archbishop of York. But he ... read more

 Posted: 18 Dec 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Cristmas Carols at Lambeth Palace

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:48


Lambeth Palace.

A wonderful evening was spent at Lambeth Palace, in London on 11th December where we heard the exquisite sounds of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Choir as they performed in the historic great hall a selection of coral pieces which included some traditional and contemporary festive songs. The evening began with a complimentary glass of mu ... read more

 Posted: 12 Dec 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections for November 19

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:28


Reflections from November

Black History Month is held in October and has been celebrated for the last 40 years. The idea was founded during the 1980’s to highlight and help recognise the efforts that people from Africa and other Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many, many years. At Council on 4th November, Margaret Harvey who has been MU Secretary ... read more

 Posted: 4 Dec 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Black History Celebration

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 18:08


Kemi Ademola (branch chair) with Regent Adeola and guest

We had our Black History celebrations yesterday and though it was short noticed the turnout was very encouraging. Two local businesses were invited to exhibit, ITOFAN and NJoy chin chin. We had sessions on herbs and ancient remedies, Poems, Music and food. Our Sunday school children did presentations and I Interviewed Regent Adeola Okarevu, the Re ... read more

 Posted: 27 Nov 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments