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MU Summer Appeal

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 15:27


Let's have a party!

Mary Sumner worked to change the lives of the women who lived around her by befriending them and encouraging them to bring their children up in the Christian religion. In the days when Mary Sumner began the Mothers Union life was bitterly unfair especially for women, many of whom were living their lives in poverty, often in very vulnerable situatio ... read more

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

Mary Sumner Day

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:56


'Family Life' Given to me after 6years as MU Leader

We celebrated the life and work of Mary Sumner on 11th August. Mary Sumner, who I believe inadvertently became the founder of the Mothers Union as it is today. Mary married and had three children, two daughters and a son and as she watched her own daughter’s responsibilities whilst rearing their children it prompted Mary into action. Being a ... read more

 Posted: 15 Aug 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Dear Lord

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:53


The Dear Lord prayer book

A new prayer book for all MU members. ‘Dear Lord’ is a beautiful book of prayers that is introduced by Lynne Temby our Mothers’ Union Worldwide President and is a must for anyone who has the privilege and pleasure of leading others in prayer. On its pages you will find prayers for different times of the day, the changing seasons, ... read more

 Posted: 8 Aug 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A special gift...

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 19:17


A wonderful gift for my special birthday...

At the beginning of May, the 2nd in fact, I had a milestone birthday… I was extremely fortunate, and I had a super-special day, surrounded by loving family, friends along with my church family. I couldn’t have asked for a more special day. In the months leading up to my birthday I had many inquiries from my family as to what I would li ... read more

 Posted: 13 Jun 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU & Domestic Violence

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 16 October 2017, 17:16


Afraid to go home...

Domestic abuse is any kind of abuse that happens within the household or between people in an intimate relationship but not necessarily living together. It can take many forms, but almost always involves an element of controlling or coercive behaviour. If you, or anyone you know is suffering from domestic violence there is help out there... Domes ... read more

 Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Needles to the Ready

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 14:20


Knittted Toys

All of you who regularly knit for the Mothers' Union please find a PDF file at the end of this article for instructions on how to proceed with knitting a teddy bear or a sheep. From now on every toy needs to carry a CE mark to show that it meets the essential safety requirements of the Toy Safety Directive. This includes handmade toys and toys don ... read more

 Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Cathedral Group Garden Party

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 4 August 2017, 22:31


We were too busy working!

We had a great evening at Guy Harling's Garden Party, well... Not actually in the garden rather in the hall as it had been a very blustery day and we couldn't chance the weather. We had experienced a very unsettled week of wind and rain so it was decided to stay indoors, however what a great evening we had with loads of yummy food. The room had bee ... read more

 Posted: 4 Aug 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Give us Hope 

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:32


Hope, Love & Care

Whatever else the MU gets involved in - one of its core principles is to promote marriage and family life. However, in these modern times when many young couples decided to live together before getting married there is every chance that they will start a family too. But, married or not the best way in which to live and rear a child is to have them ... read more

 Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Stir up Sunday

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 21 November 2016, 13:56


Get stiring for a super pud!

On the last Sunday before Advent we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. But before 1970 this was not the case: The Book of Common Prayer rather quaintly calls the Sunday the "next before Advent". However, many of us know this Sunday by a much more traditional name; Stir up Sunday. On this Sunday families gather to mix together the ingredients ... read more

 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Online donations!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 15 July 2016, 15:18


Raise funds online for the MU

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers' Union? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny e ... read more

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

Mothers’ Union at St Thomas, Becontree

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 13 June 2016, 21:36


A MU get-together at St Thomas',

Hello to all Chelmsford Mothers’ Union groups, Our Mothers Union group here in St Thomas’ hosted a Cream Tea, for other MU groups, and it was also an invite to come and explore and to enjoy our Flower Festival too. The event was hosted by St. Thomas, Becontree, Dagenham, and members from St. Chads, Chadwell Heath, and St. Cedd's, Dage ... read more

 Posted: 13 Jun 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

Money, Money, Money.

posted by: Joan | on: Friday, 5 February 2016, 20:24


Hillary's talk was very interesting.

We spent a very interesting evening on Thursday 4th Feb at the Cathedral MU group, listening to Hillary Shallis explaining just how Mothers' Union money paid in by its members is spent, I would imajine that the majority of us MU members pay our subs once a year and don’t really worry about where our money ends up, trusting of course, that it ... read more

 Posted: 5 Feb 2016 | 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

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

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

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

Pudding Evening

posted by: Joan | on: Saturday, 10 October 2015, 22:53


Let's Cook!

At the Chelmsford Cathedral Mothers' Union meeting we had a ‘Pudding Evening’ where we were able to try out all the different and exciting puddings that our members made. We could taste, share and pick up the recipes. We had some really yummy puddings to try, some family favourites and some new and tasty recipes, so there were plenty o ... read more

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