Honour for Lynne Tembey

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 11:18


Lynne Temby Awarded for her service

MU WWPresident Lynne Tembey received an honour for her services to the Mothers’ Union for almost 40 years. A special service was held at Lambeth Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury for Lynne, where she was presented with the Cross of St Augustine. Among the congregation were Mothers’ Union Trustees, staff and friends. Archbishop Jus ... read more

 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Newsletter no 9

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 18:05


MU News no9

This newsletter, the first in 2019, wishes you all a very happy New Year, a healthy and peaceful year too. You are reminded that the theme for 2019 is Listen, Observe, Act – in Step with God. This follows on from the MULOA activities last year and Judith and the diocesan speakers look forward to sharing this with members during the year. The ... read more

 Posted: 9 Jan 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from December 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 15:41


The winter rose to warm your heart

As the winter days and nights set-in, let us remember and pray for all those who are alone and cannot afford heating, those who are elderly, those who have no home and must sleep on the cold paving stones. Let us remember before God all those selfless Mothers’ Union members now passed away. Those like Mollie Merchant who gave of their time ... read more

 Posted: 2 Jan 2019 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St. Hildegarde of Bingen

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 12:00


St. Hildegarde of Bingen

Hildegard was born of noble parents and was educated at the Benedictine cloister of Disibodenberg by Jutta (Judith), she was a religious recluse and sister of the count of Spanheim. Hildegard was 15 years old when she began wearing the Benedictine habit and pursuing a religious life. She succeeded Jutta as prioress in 1136. Having experienced vis ... read more

 Posted: 26 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Power Of Prayer

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 14:57


The amazing Power of Prayer

Dear Mothers’ Union Members, not one of us needs to be told or reminded of the Power of Prayer and how all Mothers’ Union members all over the world are committed to helping and supporting other members whilst serving and caring for families that need help regardless of whether they are Christian or not, whether they have a faith or not ... read more

 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

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

 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

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

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

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

 Posted: 1 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

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

 Posted: 28 Nov 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

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

 Posted: 21 Nov 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments