Mind, Body & Spirit

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 09:19


Come Holy Spirit

Mind: Mental Health: Includes our ability to control our emotional, psychological and social well-being It means having good ways to deal with your feelings and how to enjoy life, even when times are difficult. If you need help in your life, get it. Seeking help is a sign of strength… Body: Physical Health: Is not just the absence of diseas ... read more

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Obituary: Mollie Merchant

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:11


Mollie Merchant

I first met Mollie when she was a member of St Andrew’s Chelmsford Mothers’ Union. She was also the Deanery Prayer Rep when we had Diocesan “departments” where the meetings were attended by representatives from each deanery. At the time I was Chelmsford’s Presiding Member (now known as Deanery Chairs) and she was a val ... read more

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Reflections from November 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:04


On the night of 21st April 1941, two incendiary bombs were dropped from the air onto the roof of a beautiful church with disastrous results. The villagers fought valiantly to contain the fire, then astonishingly, a thick mist rolled in from the sea hiding the building from the air. Remembering and praying for all those people in the world who are ... read more

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St. Jerome

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:49


St Jerome

Jerome was one of the most important scholars of the early Christian Church. His translation of the Bible into Latin would become the standard edition throughout the Middle Ages, and his viewpoints on monasticism would be influential over the centuries. Jerome was born at Stridon, Slovenia around 347 C.E. The son of a well-off Christian couple, he ... read more

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Crafty MU’s

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 17:27


Premi-gowns made with love and care.

Most women cannot get away from working! Even when they are resting there is always something for them to get on with. Just so, members of the Mothers’ Union are fantastic at making a large range of craft items. Items such as knitted teddies, fiddle pinnies that are used to help people suffering from dementia and other age-related problems. ... read more

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President’s Report

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 20:26


Help keep our Mothers' Union going.

Will we have a Diocesan Mothers' Union in a decade? EXTRACT FROM DIOCESAN PRESIDENT’S REPORT TO COUNCIL – 5TH NOVEMBER 2018 Judith advised that we have our first Worldwide President from outside the British Isles - Mrs Sheran Harper, who comes from Guyana. Sheran is proud to be leading an organisation that is making a difference in t ... read more

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The 100 Year Poppy.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 11 November 2018, 13:13


We will remember them...

This year we give thanks to God for the ending of the First World War which endured for four long years (1914-1918), with a lot of the fighting carried out in Western Europe. Once a beautiful area the fighting fields were soon wrecked and instead of grass and flowers all that could be seen was thick mud, were nothing grew. Yet, amazingly the Fland ... read more

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MU Annual Meeting & Council

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 9 November 2018, 14:50


Saying farewell to our MU Chaplain Rev'd Edward Carter

We were blessed with a lovely 5th of November day on which to hold the Chelmsford, Diocese Mother’s Union Annual Meeting and Council. The Annual Meeting started prompt at 10.30am and was thought to be the one of the fastest on record. So, with no further ado the Council Meeting began. First up was the welcome and apologies followed by the Min ... read more

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Greetings for our overseas links!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 13:29


Your gifts and cards for overseas

Following Lucy Bubb's plea at the Annuall Meeting she said that: We know that our overseas links love to hear from us; we would love to pass on greetings from as many branches, deaneries and diocesan members as possible this Christmas. Please send your messages or prayers of encouragement to Lucy Bubb by email (lucy.bubb@btinternet.com) by Friday ... read more

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Pakefield Church

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 3 November 2018, 18:46


Pakefield MU Banner

During our recent stay in Corton village we caught the bus to Lowestoft and made our way along the south promenade to Pakefield. We eventually arrived at the thatched roof church on the cliff, originally two churches but now one. At the end of the 10th century, or at the latest, by the beginning of the 11th century there were two semi-detached chu ... read more

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