The Mothers' Union (MU) at Stainton

The Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to

support families worldwide.


Mothers' Union 140th Celebrations and Annual Conference

The service of celebration was held on the 22nd September 2016 in Winchester Cathedral.  The patron of the Mothers' Union, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gave the address and the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr. Nigel Atkinson represented Her Majesty the Queen.

The Annual Conference was held the following day in Chineham, Basingstoke.  The speakers were: Lynne Tenby, the Worldwide President; Bev Julien, the Chief Executive; and Daniel McAllister, Head of Fundraising and Communications. All three speakers were excellent and inspiring.

The Mary Sumner Choir from Zambia sang and represented members from all over the world


The Wave of Prayer is an offering of prayer from and for Mothers' Union around the world. It is something that concerns every member as all take part in prayer for Mothers' Union in each diocese of the Anglican Communion in turn. Specific days in the year are therefore allocated to each diocese when prayers are focused on their work and needs. The Mothers' Union also has monthly Midday Prayers for use during each day of the week.                                      

The Midday Prayers and the Wave of Prayer for Mothers’ Union can be found by clicking on the link below

September 2017

October 2017

 

The Stainton Branch meets on the third Monday of each month in the Parish Room at Stainton and is open to everyone who is Baptised and upholds the principles of Christian Marriage and Family Life.

In 83 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4 million members what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised. We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The Stainton Branch Leader is Judith Clare.

 

You can find out more about the Mothers' Union worldwide here

and about the Mothers' Union in York Diocese here

 

The Mothers’ Union Prayer

Loving Lord,
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers' Union
as we seek to share your love 
through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, 
and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name.
Amen