MU July Newsletter

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 1 July 2024, 15:48


July Flowers

Thoughts from your President, Maxine. There have been some wonderful chances to catch up with members locally and nationally last month. It was great to have so many at the Members’ Meeting at the beginning of June and a few more joining in on Zoom to hear Emily Brailsford (from MSH) tell us how we can achieve our bronze, silver and gold ... read more

 Posted: 1 Jul 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU June News

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 31 May 2024, 21:03


Your June News

Thoughts from your President, Maxine: It’s always lovely to share good news and I’m sure you would all like to join me in sending warm congratulations to our very own Diocesan Chaplain, the Very Reverend Rod Reid, on his appointment as an Honorary Canon at a service at Chelmsford Cathedral in April – you can just see him peeping ... read more

 Posted: 31 May 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU May Newsletter

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 08:05


May Flowers

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul: What a busy time we are having at the moment! It only seems like yesterday that I was writing an Easter message and now we’ve already almost reached Ascension Day. I do want to encourage you to take part in “Thy Kingdom Come” from Ascension Day to Pentecost (see below) and pray for five f ... read more

 Posted: 1 May 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU April News

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 1 April 2024, 08:49


April beauty

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul…. Well, I can’t believe I’m back already and Easter is but days away. What a lovely time I had though… After my last newsletter we visited two more ports in Australia – Cairns and Port Douglas, an Indonesian island, Manila in the Philippines and Hong Kong briefly during a sto ... read more

 Posted: 1 Apr 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU March News

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 1 March 2024, 17:11


March News

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul: As promised, I am writing this on board our cruise ship, Arcadia, in the middle of the Coral Sea to the east of Australia, en route to Port Douglas and The Great Barrier Reef. So far, we have visited Sydney and seen all the notable sights and Brisbane where we got up close to some of the native animals, ... read more

 Posted: 1 Mar 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU February Newsletter:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 2 February 2024, 08:22


February Flower

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul: In some respects, January has been a very quiet month for me after all the busyness of last year, but it seems to be a month for meetings. This can be a bit tiresome, but, on the other hand, it is also inspiring to hear all that will be going on in MU in the future, particularly the new Provincial Gath ... read more

 Posted: 2 Feb 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU January Newsletter

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 5 January 2024, 08:06


Happy New Year 2024

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul: Happy New Year, Everyone! How did your Christmas go? Well, mine was a lovely, busy mixture of spending time with family and friends enjoying the festivities and lots of church services. My last few MU engagements before Christmas saw me celebrating 95 years of MU in Rainham at St Helen’s and St Gi ... read more

 Posted: 5 Jan 2024 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU December Newsletter

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 2 December 2023, 08:21


December News...

Thoughts from your President, Maxine Paul I do hope those of you who came enjoyed the service and AGM at the Cathedral last month. How lovely it was to see so many of you there and to come together to worship, to share what has been happening during the year and to look to the future. It was also such a privilege to have Bishop Lynne with us and ... read more

 Posted: 2 Dec 2023 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

The Domestic Abuse Charter

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 17:31


This church: 1. Will teach what it means to be male and female, equally made in God's image. 2. Understands domestic abuse to be the abuse of a person physically, sexually, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, socially or financially within an intimate or family-type relationship, which forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. ... read more

 Posted: 28 Nov 2023 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

16 Days of Activism:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 25 November 2023, 08:16


No more 1in3

Violence against women and girls: how does our Christian faith guide our understanding? The reasons for campaigning against violence against women and girls are many; any number of individuals and groups will find themselves drawn together to champion such a cause. For us as Mothers’ Union however, we must have a distinctive voice as we join ... read more

 Posted: 25 Nov 2023 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments