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MU Council: April 2016

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 25 April 2016, 13:03


All set for MU Council.

Many MU members met together on Monday for Council at the Cathedral. Our President Judith has re-organised the annual meeting so that we have a speaker in the morning rather than the afternoon which suited many of us better. At the meeting we started with a greeting from Judith and the sad news of the very recent death of Dorothy Wells… The ... read more

 Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St George

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 18:22


St George Hall, Liverpool - Photo by Neil Adams from flickr

I think that the majority of us are well aware of the story of St George, the Roman centurion who was executed for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. According to the Royal Society of St George, George became patron saint of England when King Henry V led the English army to its famous victory at Agincourt on 25th of October, 1415 so he has s ... read more

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

Mothers' Union General Meeting 2016

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 11 April 2016, 22:00


Welcome from Caroline Scull Diocesan President of Winchester Dear Fellow Members Our members here in Winchester Diocese are looking forward to welcoming you down to our gorgeous part of southern England centred on Winchester, the capital city of ancient Wessex. Hampshire is the home of many famous historical figures including, for most of her li ... read more

 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Alan Vine

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 9 April 2016, 11:07


Alan Vine

My name is Alan Vine and I belong to the Cathedral branch – I am just an ordinary member. I joined the MU in October of 2010. I was enrolled in St Edward’s Church, Romford. I can’t remember why I joined the Mothers’ Union; I think my wife twisted my arm? However, I have a great admiration for the work of the Mothers’ ... read more

 Posted: 9 Apr 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Is there any-BODY around?

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:55


Caroline giving her very enlightening talk.

Yes, there were lots of living body’s around on 7th April to hear Coroner, Caroline Beasley-Murray talk about her work. It was in the Chapter house at the Cathedral where Caroline was able to meet with her first-ever MU group. Caroline started off saying that a coroner’s work was very misunderstood blaming the TV programmes ‘Silen ... read more

 Posted: 8 Apr 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Meet the President in Chelmsford.

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 14:33


Judith wants to inspire us all

It was great to see a good number of people gathered at Guy Harlings in the heart of Chelmsford to meet our newly commissioned President Judith Meaden. The meeting started prompt at 7.30pm with prayers, before we plunged into a matching game which tested our knowledge and memories of the Mothers’ Union and its work. Providing the answers to t ... read more

 Posted: 6 Apr 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from March 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 1 April 2016, 16:33


One Peace in the World

Mothering Sunday. Although we like to think of pink, fluffy hearts and flowers for our mothers on Mothering Sunday, in fact, mothers have to have very strong and enduring hearts to be able to withstand all that life throws at them. Reverend Peter Smith said that we gather to celebrate, give thank and to be inspired by God as we seek to follow him ... read more

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