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Owo & Doko in Nigeria

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 28 January 2016, 14:24


The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther - the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria .Photo Credit: CMS

Owo which is in Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria, at the southern edge of the Yoruba is a major collecting point for cocoa, it also serves as a market centre for yams, cassava, corn [maize], rice, palm oil and kernels, pumpkins and okra. Cotton and teak are cultivated in the surrounding area, which was originally covered with dense tropical rain fo ... read more

 Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Meet the President in the Bradwell Area

posted by: Merrill Knight | on: Sunday, 24 January 2016, 16:11


Meet the President in the Bradwell Area

On Wednesday 22nd January we hosted one of the four Diocesan sessions to meet our new Diocesan President Judith Meaden. About seventy members from many different branches were welcomed to Emmanuel Church with refreshment and biscuits before going into church for prayers and an official welcome by Judith. We then divided into groups at tables in the ... read more

 Posted: 24 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Paul

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 12:58


St Paul

St Paul - The Travelling Salesman of Tarsas: Saul was born in Tarsas in 5 A.D. a city in eastern Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) within the Roman Empire and although he was Jewish Paul was also a Roman citizen, the status that gave him many rights and privileges. Probably the most important of these was the right to appeal decisions of lower courts ... read more

 Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

New Year lunch

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 15 January 2016, 19:22


New Year Lunch caption

On the 14th Jan, the Cathedral branch of the MU held it's New Year lunch. A bring and share of course and Eileen was delighted to welcome well over 30 members sitting down. The meal was good and varied and there was plenty to go around. Then 'of course' came pudding, which again was lovely and varied, something for everyone – too much to be h ... read more

 Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Pauline Briggs

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 17:36


Pauline Briggs

Hello, I’m Pauline Briggs, the year has just turned 2016. I have a blank canvass – a year full of challenge. For me, the reason is that I am no longer on the board of Chelmsford Diocesan Mother’s Union Trustees, after 6 years, as Marketing and Publicity unit coordinator My time as being a part of Mother’s Union started back ... read more

 Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Muslims protect Christians

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 7 January 2016, 13:00


Protected.

In late December 2015 there was news of a group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen who protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed ... read more

 Posted: 7 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from December 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 18:59


December Reflections

Advent : We travel through Advent as forgiven people, lifting our faces towards the light. Let us walk together in hope, in faith and in love. Amen. Taken from the Deanery Advent Service led by Revd Jane Anderson A prayer for peace in our world: Make your ways known upon earth, Lord God, your saving power among all peoples. Renew your Church in ho ... read more

 Posted: 5 Jan 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

'Greetings from your President'.

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 1 January 2016, 11:41


Happy New Year 2016

Greeings from your President… In her new role as Diocesan President, Judith Meaden sincerely hopes you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and wishes all the Chelmsford Mothers’ Union Members a very happy, joyous and peaceful New Year 2016. Judith very much looks forward to meeting as many members as possible during ... read more

 Posted: 1 Jan 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments