A thought for Mothering Sunday

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 08:29


Make a mothers' day

The Mothers’ Union began with the Christian intention of helping and befriending women who spent most of their time home alone caring for their home and their children whilst their husbands were working. Although it is recorded that the mothers who were invited along to the home of Mary Sumner came from all walks of life the majority of them ... read more

 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from January 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:43


Beautiful snow

Chelmsford Diocese, Mothers’ Union President, Judith Meaden wishes all the members a very healthy, happy and peaceful New Year 2018. During all my time as a member I have met and been with some of the most Christian people that you could wish to meet and many of them have influenced my life. I have also had the opportunity to learn and grow ... read more

 Posted: 7 Feb 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Marriage Week Event

posted by: Vice-Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral | on: Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:17


Wedding Day Event

National Marriage Week in 2018 is from the 7th-14th February. The week always ends, appropriately enough, on St. Valentine’s Day! Here at Chelmsford Cathedral we have a ‘Relationships and Community Group’, comprising one of our Pastoral Assistants Rosemarie Rowe, and members of the congregation, many of them former marriage and b ... read more

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St Michael the Archangel.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 25 January 2018, 13:48


St Michael the Archangel.

Michael means “who is like God?” - A name for one whose mission is to fight against the egos of others and remind them that no one is like God. St Michael is the only angel mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments. In Daniel 10: 13 Michael is named and described as “one of the chief princes”. The Epistle of Jude and the ... read more

 Posted: 25 Jan 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

An Update on Myanmar.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 21:30


No where to go...

What is happening and who will help the persecuted Rohingya? A spokesman for the Rohingya Organisation UK says his people are suffering further atrocities perpetrated by forces in the northern part of Myanmar (formerly Burma). There have been stories of rape, killing and house burning. However, the government of Myanmar has rejected these claims a ... read more

 Posted: 17 Jan 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Lynda Booth

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 12 January 2018, 13:20


Lynda Booth

Hello, my name is Lynda Booth and am at present the assistant leader of the Cathedral branch of the MU responsible for the evening meetings. We meet the first Thursday of the month in the Chapter House with a warm welcome to all. I was born and brought up in Prestwich near Manchester being part of St Mary’s church for 42years. I moved to Bri ... read more

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Reflections from December 17

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 5 January 2018, 13:14


Reflections from December 17

I am a city on a hill, I am a light in the darkness. Let my light shine. Jesus living in me can change the world. Let my light shine, let my light shine. If God is for me, who can stand against me? Let my light shine. In the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia, one peculiarity of the government's stance on 'freedom of religion' is that ever ... read more

 Posted: 5 Jan 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

The Cobbler and the Christmas Cake

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 29 December 2017, 15:59


The Christmas Cake

There was once a poor cobbler, a Godly man who made shoes in the old fashioned way. One Christmas Eve the cobbler had a strange dream, he dreamed that Jesus said that he would come and visit his shop the very next day, Christmas Day. The dream seemed so real that the cobbler got up very early the next morning and hurried to the woods, where he gath ... read more

 Posted: 29 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Gertrude the Great

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 14:28


St Gertrude the Great

Gertrude was born in Saxony on January 6, 1256. Nothing is known about her parents except that they were probably well off. Gertrude was orphaned at the age of five and was placed in the Cistercian convent school at Rodalsdorf, under the direction of its abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. The Cistercian movement was an effort to bring the Benedictine ... read more

 Posted: 19 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

P&S Quiet Day for Advent

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:13


Windows into Advent

Windows into Advent: On a crisp, wintery day members gathered in the Chapter House Chelmsford for the Prayer and Spirituality Unit's Quiet Day to reflect on the season of Advent. Members had been asked to bring an item, perhaps a poem, Bible reading, seasonal calendar or simply a memory to talk about and share with others. Our group was small in ... read more

 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments