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St Ambrose

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 29 September 2018, 15:45


St Ambose

Ambrose was born in A.D. 339 in Treves the youngest of three children. His father was prefect of Gaul. His father died when Ambrose was young, and the family moved to Rome. There Ambrose and his brother Satyrus were educated and they also received religious education from Marcellina their elder sister who was a nun. Like most Christians at that tim ... read more

 Posted: 29 Sep 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Flooding in Myanmar

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 08:07


Flooding in Myanmar

The people of Myanmar have been hit by floods for the fifth time in two months. So local Mothers’ Union members are responding to the needs of those affected. “We don’t want to face this anymore. It’s the worst it’s ever been. It is a very desperate situation,” said Naw Lynn, Community Development Coordinator (CD ... read more

 Posted: 26 Sep 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

In the Beginning.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 21:27


Mary Elizabeth Townsend founder of the GFS

In a book entitled ‘A History of the Mothers’ Union’ by Cordelia Moyse, (Boydell Press) Ms Moyse goes into Mary Sumner’s background and endeavours to explain the motivation that lead to the Mothers’ Union being started up. The writer informs us that a church organisation called the Girls Friendly Society had been form ... read more

 Posted: 19 Sep 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

The Power of Thought

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 09:54


Never fear...We will pray for you

The power of thought, prayer, mindfulness, whatever you like to call it is when we think, pray or concentrate our thoughts on someone else. A few years ago, I wrote an article on ‘The Power of Thought’ in a newsletter. After the article had been published I received this poignant letter… Dear Joan, I am quite elderly now and I h ... read more

 Posted: 12 Sep 2018 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Celebrating 90 years!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 08:40


Our beautiful banner

Mothers’ Union celebrate 90 years in our Rayleigh Branch. The committee would like to thank everyone who has helped Mothers’ Union at the many different events that have taken place in the past and present. No matter how small or big it was appreciated. Wow 90 years 1928 – 2018. There is a need to celebrate many years of meet ... read more

 Posted: 5 Sep 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from August 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 1 September 2018, 08:57


Reflections from August

Let us pray for all those people who are finding the continual hot weather tiresome and making them feel unwell, let us also pray for all those families who are on holiday enjoying this unusual spell of sunshine. We regret to announce the death this week of Lydia Gladwin. We send our condolences to her bereaved family and friends at this sad time ... read more

 Posted: 1 Sep 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments