Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:03


A full version of the photo is below

News from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands: Please see this delightful photo of the Cross with its rosettes. The photo was sent from Sandi B to Lucy Bubb, who kindly sent it on to me. Along with the photo, Sandi said that she hoped we all had a lovely and enjoyable Ladies Day and Mothering Sunday. Sandi told us that they had a combination service to ... read more

 Posted: 4 Apr 2022 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Thoughts on March from CDMU President

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 1 April 2022, 10:12


Thoughts on March

Thoughts on March: As we went through March, the slower pace of Lent was most welcome. I am particularly fortunate to have been able to enjoy a short cruise holiday in the glorious spring weather to Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. We had heard of the wonderful Ruebens paintings in the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp. They are indeed impressive, but ... read more

 Posted: 1 Apr 2022 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mothering Sunday 

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 28 March 2022, 10:40


The joy of Mothering Sunday

I hope many of you were able to attend your church to celebrate Mothering Sunday on the 27th March. I am sure we were all able to appreciate not having to wear masks so that we could sing some joyous hymns and speak God’s words in the way we have always been able to enjoy. I was delighted to hear from Kemi Ademola MU Leader at Emmanuel Church ... read more

 Posted: 28 Mar 2022 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A message from our Diocesan President Maxine Paul:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 07:45


Holy Collect

A message from our Diocesan President Maxine Paul: After the busyness of preparing for the Commissioning service hotly followed by my first Trustees meeting, February was a time for fact-finding and what a lot of facts there are to find out about who does what, where, when, why and how in CDMU! I was also privileged to represent CDMU at the Conse ... read more

 Posted: 1 Mar 2022 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Be happy:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 12 February 2022, 13:40


Be happy.

In the Autumn 2021 edition of Connected. There is an article by Bishop Emma Ineson entitled ‘Finding Joy in Whatever Life Holds’. A truly beautiful article, all about the Joy that we can find in the bible and the Christian Faith and how we can pass that joy into other people. The bishop’s article has inspired me to write somethin ... read more

 Posted: 12 Feb 2022 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Our new President Maxine

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 21 January 2022, 17:05


Our new President Maxine on her special day,

As we begin the new Triennium, I, personally, face one of the biggest challenges of my life. In her sermon on Sunday, Mo Margaret Chapman said we had to listen when Jesus called and respond which meant making transformations in our lives. Well, when I responded to our past-president Judith’s request to pray about finding her successor, I l ... read more

 Posted: 21 Jan 2022 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Happy New Year!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 08:12


God Bless

Welcome to 2022 - a New Year and the start of a new triennium. Some of you will, like me, be new to your role; others, will just be carrying on as usual. Whether you have an “official” position or are simply a member, may God bless you as we move forward together in faith, following in Mary Sumner's footsteps, to bring about transformat ... read more

 Posted: 11 Jan 2022 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Last Year    

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 10:28


MU Christmastide

As the year draws to a close, we have come to the end of another triennium for Mothers’ Union. Following the pandemic crisis in 2020, we began 2021 with renewed energy and enthusiasm to rebuild home and confidence, in what was believed by many, would be a recovering world. Little did we know that the uncertainty of the pandemic would be exten ... read more

 Posted: 29 Dec 2021 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A Message from Judith

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:17


Christmas blessings to you all

Dear Council members, I write to thank you all again for your work for CDMU during the past six years and all the support you have given me as your Diocesan President. What a wonderful day the 15th November was for me and I'm so very grateful for the gifts, cards, words and love shown to me as I step down. I attach Bishop Guli's Christmas message ... read more

 Posted: 23 Dec 2021 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Sermon, Mothers’ Union Eucharist, 15 Nov 2021

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 20 December 2021, 10:09


Was she a sinner? We will never know...

Sermon, Mothers’ Union Eucharist, 15 Nov 2021 - Isaiah 61: 1-4 - John 12: 1-8 The story of Jesus being anointed by a woman at Bethany is a particularly beautiful one, and rare in the Biblical tradition in that it appears in some form in all four Gospels. In Matthew and Mark, the woman’s identity is unknown. Luke, uniquely, describes he ... read more

 Posted: 20 Dec 2021 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments