Mary Sumner Day Service

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 5 August 2022, 08:16


Mary Mumner Service

Mary Sumner Day Service: The diocese will be holding a service of celebration at 2pm on Tuesday 9th August to mark this year’s Mary Sumner Day. Members may join us live at Holy Trinity Church, Barkingside or by Zoom. The service will begin with a welcome and as you gather to celebrate and hope to be inspired by the example of the founder of ... read more

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Bishop Edward.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 29 July 2022, 08:14


Lucy with Bishop Edward and his wife Mary

It is with grateful thanks to the Lambeth Conference volunteers as they managed to send messages to poor Lucy Bubb who had been dashing around Heathrow airport terminals trying to locate Bishop Edward and his wife Mary who had travelled to England from Rejaf, in South Soudan in order to attend the Lambeth Conference. It appears that their flight ha ... read more

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Domestic Abuse

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 25 July 2022, 09:06


Fearing for their lives.

When I reached my middle teens, I can often recall my mother saying, something along the lines of ‘If a man ever lays a hand on you get away fast’. But, only ever knowing a gentle, loving father, I didn’t really understand the significance of her statement and never did for I was fortunate enough to meet and marry a kind, thoughtf ... read more

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News from Jamaica and Cayman Islands

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 18 July 2022, 08:52


Water is Life

News from the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands: Lucy Bubb was kind enough to forward this newsletter to me from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. It talks of encouraging MU members to join together in prayer: We all know that prayer is of the utmost importance and even if there is nothing else, we can do – we can pray – and th ... read more

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Summer of Hope:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 08:32


Lillian Irving from the Wickford and Runwell branch and her grandson Jonathan.

Our Summer of Hope 2022 is so special because it is devoted to women in leadership, those who have been a major source of inspiration and encouragement to us and will continue to do so. We had the amazing opportunity to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11: whilst we reflect on the life and work of our founde ... read more

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Ukraine Refugees:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 11:44


Children under fire...

Ukraine Refugees: England has always been known as a country of welcome and sanctuary for those who are afraid for their lives. I can remember living in the Eastend of London, Bethnal Green, just a stone’s throw from Whitechapel, where many Jews came to settle, fleeing from Nazi Germany. I learned many years later that we were the only Europ ... read more

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Privacy Policy - 2022

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 17 June 2022, 08:55


Mothers’ Union Diocese of Chelmsford Privacy Policy - 2022 Introduction: Mothers’ Union is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Pleas ... read more

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Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 6 June 2022, 10:45


God Save the Queen

What a joy it has been for us to be able to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, a unique occasion indeed. I expect most of your churches, along with mine here in Broomfield decorated their doors and windows with appropriate flowers and the English flag… I am sure you will agree with me that no other country can upstage us, h ... read more

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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

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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

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