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Interview with Marion Ketley

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 28 November 2015, 22:33


Mrion Ketley - MU President of the diocese of Chelmsford

My name is Marion Ketley and I am the retiring Diocesan President, having completed a term of six years. My journey with Mothers’ Union started in 1983. The church I attended at the time, St.James-the-Less, Hadleigh, had no active branch and when a keen member joined the congregation, having recently moved into the area, the branch was opened ... read more

 Posted: 28 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

New MU Branch in North Woolwich

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 22:00


Congratulations to our new MU Branch

On Sunday 22nd November Valerie Thompson visited St John's, North Woolwich with Silvertown, Albert Road, London. E16 to open a new branch of the Mothers Union. Some ladies were already members so the new branch now has 20 members including the vicar Revd. John-Princely Croos. They are all looking forward to these new beginnings of prayer and fellow ... read more

 Posted: 25 Nov 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

One in three to zero

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 22:29


MU Press Release

Press Release - As part of its participation in the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, Mothers’ Union is calling for “One in three to zero” – for the number of women globally experiencing gender-based violence to drop from one in three to zero. The Christian charity is calling on governments ... read more

 Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Thunderclap

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 23 November 2015, 17:06


Show your Support

Emma Ham-Riche, a member in Chichester Diocese and soon to be on the Fundraising & Communications Committee, has kindly registered our 16 Days campaign message for a Thunderclap. This will enable us to really reach a wide audience at midday on 25th November. Please can you follow her link to support the campaign using your Mothers’ Union ... read more

 Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | There are 2 comments | make a comment / view comments

December Poster

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 19 November 2015, 13:54


December Poster

Please see the Mothers' Union's December Poster. This lovely, colourful poster is part of the marketing project which enables members across the world to reach out to their communities. It also welcomes you to join them to celebrate the MU's 140th year To download this December poster for printing and distribution please go to:- http://www.moth ... read more

 Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Stand Together

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 08:36


Our prayers are for the people of France.

I feel sure I can speak for all of us when I say how saddened we are at the news of the devastating carnage which occurred in France last Friday. So much dreadful news virtually on our own doorstep is even more chilling for us all. Therefore, I felt it only right and fitting to contact the French branch of the Mothers’ Union to send them our ... read more

 Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A New Branch for Havering.

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 16 November 2015, 10:32


The new Havering branch.

On Sunday 15th November 2015 Marion Ketley, Revd. Mike Ketley and Valerie Thompson visited The Church of the Ascension. Collier Row, Romford to open a new branch of the Mothers Union. The church has had a branch in the past but the Revd. Bernadette Hull was very keen to have a branch at her church again. The members old and new look forward to thes ... read more

 Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Women of the Bible.

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 12 November 2015, 19:24


Smiles and guesses?

Well, more like bible names on the table, for each table of three or four people were given an envelope containing lots of women of the bible’s names plus events or statements and our task was to match the women's names to other names, etc., such as ‘Mary matched with Jesus’, ‘Ruth matched with Naomi’ and ‘Jezebe ... read more

 Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

South Sudan

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 14:55


South Sudan picture from humanitarian.worldconcern.org

Just four years ago South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. It lies in the centre of Africa surrounded by six other countries. The country is oil rich, but following many years of civil war it is far less developed than most countries of the world. Only a small percentage of people have anything contemporary like a mobile phone and ther ... read more

 Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Lest They Forget.

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 7 November 2015, 19:53


The American Flag - by Rennett Stowe from flickr

Joan and I were in the USA during November 2012 and consequently missed the celebration of Remembrance Day here in the UK when we honour those who have given their lives in the service of our country. In the USA, the 11th of November is known as Veterans Day and is a federal holiday which is held to honour all who have served in their armed servic ... read more

 Posted: 7 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Cards at the Cathedral

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 6 November 2015, 19:07


Busy making Christmas cards

We had a great evening at the Cathedral MU evening meeting on 5th Nov… Whilst the weather outside was dark and damp, inside all was bright, shiny, sparkly and busy. Hilary brought a whole mound of card-making materials, such as pens, sticky items, stamps, blank cards, glue, cut-outs, scissors and many, many more items too numerous to mention ... read more

 Posted: 6 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

After the floods…

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 5 November 2015, 14:27


Photo: flickr: IOM flood response in Myanmar

The floods that struck in July and August this year in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released earlier this week. The report says that more than half a million hectares of rice paddy were affected and almost a quarter of a million livestock were ... read more

 Posted: 5 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Council & Annual meeting - Nov 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 19:00


President Marion Ketley - Photo - Revd Mike Ketley

We had a very enjoyable and productive day on Monday 2nd November at the Chelmsford Diocesan M. U. Council and Annual Meeting held in Chelmsford Cathedral. Many of our regular members were there and it was a delight to catch up with all the news. Molly Hoyle had a full range of Christmas cards, plus lots of other items for sale. The event started p ... read more

 Posted: 3 Nov 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from October 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 2 November 2015, 22:25


October Reflections

Just in case you missed the Reflections from October:--- Hilary Shallis said that Jill Evans was a wonderful lady and she was passionate about the Mothers' Union. Hilary added that she had lost a very dear friend in Jill but her life had been made all the richer for having known her…. I am sure many of us feel the same...Joan Everything w ... read more

 Posted: 2 Nov 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments