The Diocese is the second largest Church region in England. It takes in the whole of Essex and five East London Boroughs. Within its boundaries are Cities, Seaports and Airports, Seaside Holiday Towns, Rural and Urban Areas and New Towns.
The Mothers’ Union
Mothers’ Union is an International Christian Organisation with four million members in 84 Countries. Mothers’ Union aims to promote, support and encourage family life through prayer and practical action.
- Emergency Relief Fund
- Literacy and Development
- Training local development workers
- Family Life
In the Chelmsford Diocese there is a network of branches with members of all ages, married and single, separated and divorced - and men too! Membership is open to all who have been baptised and who support the aims and objects of Mothers’ Union.
Members are involved in their parishes and beyond. In parishes they help with Baptism and Marriage Preparation, Toddler Groups, Pre Schools, Sunday Schools and a variety of other activities - every parish is different!
Outside parish boundaries, for example, valuable work in prisons, and in contact centres, helps some of the less fortunate and more vulnerable young people, and parents too.
Away From It All (AFIA) funds holidays for families who might otherwise not have a holiday.
Chelmsford Mothers’ Union has overseas links with the Mothers’ Union in the Dioceses of: Rejaf (South Sudan) Military Episcopate (Kenya) Owo (Nigeria) Doko (Nigeria) Jamaica & The Caymen Islands (West Indies) and of course Chelmsford. Our Wave of Prayer time is 18th-20th June. For updates on our linked overseas Diocese check out World News articles.
More information about Mothers’ Union in the Chelmsford Diocese, and about becoming a member, will be found on other pages of the website.
We also have a new provincial website published. It is an ongoing project, Please see here: mucanterburyprovince.onesuffolk.net