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Funeral Eucharist for Bishop John

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 21:07


Bishop John will be sadly missed

Hundreds gathered in Chelmsford Cathedral on Monday 7th August 17 for the Funeral Eucharist of the much loved and respected Bishop John Wraw who sadly lost his three-year long fight against his illness on 25th July 17. The Service was conducted by Bishop Stephen Cottrell. The service began at 1.00pm with a few words of welcome by the Dean. The serv ... read more

 Posted: 8 Aug 2017 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Daphne Gilbert Obituary

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 13:24


Daphne Elizabeth Gilbert

Daphne Elizabeth Gilbert's funeral was held on the 4th August 17, in St Mary's w St Leonard's Church in Broomfield. Revd Carolyn conducted the service. Daphne had been a life-long member of St Mary's Church, the spiritual home she loved. Daphne was dedicated to the church, she had a good life and was a woman of great faith. Revd Carolyn said how lo ... read more

 Posted: 5 Aug 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Bishop John Wraw

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 11:26


Bishop John Wraw

It is with much regret that we announce the passing of the Right Reverend John Wraw, who died at home on 25th July 2017. Bishop John, Bishop of Bradwell had been unwell for the past three years, but had continued to carry out his ministry to God and the people until the end. He was involved in many aspects of the church and was especially encouragi ... read more

 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Rene Damery Obituary

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 14:21


Rene Damery

It is with much regret that I publish the death of Rene Damery whose funeral took place on 10th July 2017. Rene was very much a people’s person and and had been very active in the life of St Edward’s Church in Romford, Essex. She became enrolled in the Mothers’ Union in 1972 and was always ready to support the meetings and gather ... read more

 Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Pam Hibbert

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 8 May 2017, 18:45


Pam Hibbert

Hello everyone, my name is Pamela (Pam for short) Ann Hibbert. I belong to The United Benefice of Corringham and Fobbing Mothers' Union Branch. And I am Branch Leader there. I was enrolled at St. Catherine's Church, East Tilbury in March 1996. I wanted to join a faith based organisation and after reading about Mothers' Union decided that this pos ... read more

 Posted: 8 May 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Please Remember

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 16:30


I feel forgotten

At the beginning of March, Elizabeth Sedano received a letter from the daughter of a 95year old IMPC member. The lady said that she was writing on behalf of her mother as she was now housebound and unable to hold a pen. Her mother had been a founder member of a local MU branch and had been a part of Young Wives prior to that. During her mother&rsqu ... read more

 Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Judith Allen Obituary

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:57


Judith Allen

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Judith Allen. She was a long-time member of Cathedral Branch of the Mothers’ Union and had served as Branch Leader there, she had also been the Deanery Presiding Member. She supported and had belonged to The Mothers’ Union for many, many years and had held a variety of roles. S ... read more

 Posted: 8 Feb 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Beryl Dean

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 27 January 2017, 13:55


Interview with Beryl Dean

Hello MU Members: I am Beryl Dean - I am a member of the Cathedral group and although I do not have an active role in the group now I have held the position of Leader and have had several Diocesan positions and was on the finance committee at M.S.H. I joined the MU in May 1969 at St. Peter’s Church in Hutton. My journey into the MU was a n ... read more

 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Carol Gumbleton

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 10 October 2016, 21:56


Carol Gumbleton

Hello Carol, thank you for agreeing to participate in this MU interview. I am sure our members will find your replies very interesting and enlightening:... What is your name? Carol Gumbleton What is your branch? The Cathedral, Chelmsford What is your position in the branch or the MU? I am the Chelmsford Deanery Chair. When and where were, you e ... read more

 Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Margaret Harvey

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 25 September 2016, 15:58


Margaret Harvey

Hello MU Members: I am Margaret Harvey and I am Diocesan Secretary in this diocese. Sadly, my branch closed many years ago now but I still worship at St. Mary's, Prittlewell in Southend Deanery. Q: When and where were you enrolled: I have never been a branch official, dear Dorothy Wells helped the branch start an evening section in 1973 for younge ... read more

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

Interview with Rosalie Taylor

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 13:11


Rosalie Taylor

Hello, my name is Rosalie Elizabeth Taylor know as Ros. I belong to St. Edward the confessor branch in Romford. I am the contact and distributor for the group. I was enrolled about 30 years ago in St. Edward’s church by the Rev David Jennings now Bishop retired. I used to belong to The Young Wives group and becoming an MU member seemed the n ... read more

 Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Dorothy Wells Obituary

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 7 August 2016, 09:14


Dorothy Wells, an inspiration to us all.

Dorothy Wells Obituary 1924 – 2016. After Dorothy’s husband Ron finished his time at Theological College, he was appointed to serve his title at St. Mary’s Prittlewell in Southend on Sea, where the Vicar’s wife was a very keen MU supporter and this set Dorothy on her MU road. Dorothy’s husband was appointed as the fi ... read more

 Posted: 7 Aug 2016 | There are 1 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

Interview with Doris Baker

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 25 March 2016, 17:21


Doris Baker

Hello, I am Doris Baker; I have been a faithful member of the Mothers’ Union for many years and when my MU branch closed down some time ago now I became, and still am, a diocesan member. I was enrolled on the 27th September 1973 and admitted by the Revd Alfred Mackenzie. The enrolling member was his wife Pat Mackenzie..I was enroled at St M ... read more

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

Interview with Judith Meaden MU President

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 15:07


MU President Judith Meaden

Hello, I am Judith Meaden your new President and I am MU branch leader at Holy Cross & St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey. I was enrolled in the church during Sunday worship on 17th March 1991 when the branch re-opened and I became the Secretary. The branch is listed in the first MU Handbook held in Diocesan archives dated 1892 by the diocese of St. Al ... read more

 Posted: 9 Feb 2016 | There are 1 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

'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

Interview with Shelley Goff

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 08:00


Shelley Goff

Hi, my name is Shelley Goff and I am a member of the St Edward’s Branch in Romford. I am the branch secretary and have been now for a good number of years. I was enrolled at St. Edwards Church and I have been a member for about eight years. I enrolled when a lovely lady approached me and asked if I would like to be a MU member. I was excited ... read more

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

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

Jill Evans Obituary

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 31 October 2015, 11:30


Jill's qualities were quietness and stillness. - Photo by Valerie Thompson

Jill Evans Obituary. Jill joined Mothers’ Union in 1969. She had a young baby and was unable to attend the afternoon meetings of the Branch at Ingatestone where she and her husband Gerald then lived, so she became an Indoor Member. The chief activity of these members is prayer and this was something at which Jill was so very good. When circu ... read more

 Posted: 31 Oct 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Mary Leach

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 24 October 2015, 14:34


Mary Leach - St Edward's Romford MU

Hello Chelmsford MU members I am Mary Leach. I belong to the St Edward's, Romford branch, and my position is Assistant Branch Leader. I believe I was enrolled in 1968 so that makes it 47 years since becoming a member. I can’t really recall why I joined the MU but at the time I attended St Paul's Church in Goodmayes where my late husband Alan ... read more

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

A Big Thank You.

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 19 October 2015, 16:48


It wasn't the easiest website to manage, but Mike did! Thank you.

On behalf of the Trustees, Judith Meaden, Pauline Briggs and all the members of the Mothers Union in this diocese I would like to thank Revd Mike Ketley, for setting up the MUChelmsford.org.uk website in 2010 when Marion Ketley became our MU President; Mike continued to manage the website right up to Aug/September of this year. The website was a d ... read more

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

YOUR new website

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 17 October 2015, 16:40


Joan

Hello to all Chelmsford Diocese MU members. I am delighted to tell you that I am now your MU website manager. Revd. Mike Ketley set up and managed the Chelmsford MU website when Marion Ketley became President of the Chelmsford Diocese in January 2010. And what a successful and caring Mothers' Union President she has been throughout all those years. ... read more

 Posted: 17 Oct 2015 | There are 5 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU's new Chief Executive

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 8 October 2015, 18:30


Mrs Beverley Jullien

Mrs Beverley Jullien has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of The Mother’s Union During her successful career in both the corporate and education sectors Beverley Jullien has been at the vanguard of women’s representation at senior board level, including leading the merger of Astra and Zeneca in the UK in 2000 and a period serv ... read more

 Posted: 8 Oct 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Joan Vine

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 1 October 2015, 14:42


'tis me, Joannie V

Hello, I am Joan Vine and I belong to the Chelmsford Cathedral branch along with my husband Alan and my daughter Carolyn, I am just an ordinary member. I joined the MU in 1972 because I was invited along to a meeting at my Church St Luke’s in Leyton when my youngest son was a baby. The lady who invited me was called Mrs Flora Price, such a de ... read more

 Posted: 1 Oct 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments