About Sheran Harper

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 10:00


Mrs Sheran Harper

The Mothers’ Union has just announced their future Worldwide President for the new triennium. Mothers’ Union leaders from around the world have voted for Mrs Sheran Harper, who comes from Guyana. She will represent and lead the 142-year-old movement for the next three years. Mrs Harper will lead around four million members in 84 countri ... read more

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

Margaret Harvey Service Award

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 15 October 2018, 16:34


Congratulations Margaret!

Margaret started volunteering at Fair Havens Hospice, now Havens Hospices and incorporating both Little Haven children's' hospice and The "J's" Hospice, in Southend after her father spent his last 36 hours there. Her mother was virtually paralysed after a stroke and the care the whole family, including her teenage children, received was amazing. A ... read more

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St John’s MU re-launch

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:58


St John's - Congratulations

St John's Church in Epping re-launched their branch of the Mothers’ Union on Sunday 30th September during the Family Eucharist service. The new group were supported by Diocesan Members who had been previous branch members along with the congregation. There were thirteen new members enrolled along with branch officials who were commissioned. ... read more

 Posted: 8 Oct 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from September 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 5 October 2018, 15:23


Reflections from September 18

On the 24th July this year, Mothers’ Union celebrate 90 years in our Rayleigh Branch. Wow 90 years 1928 – 2018. There is a need to celebrate many years of meeting together, friendship and above all praying and helping others in need.- June Walton. Let us pray for all those people who feel alone, afraid and depressed. We cannot help eve ... read more

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

Mothers’ Union Newsletter…No 8

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 1 October 2018, 19:26


Newsletter no 8

This quarters newsletter is asking for help with finding a couple of Vice Presidents… It would also be good to have Deanery Chairmen where possible. Please do think and pray about taking on one of these important roles or perhaps, shadowing someone already in the role, preparing for the future. We are all God’s hands and feet on earth ... read more

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

St Ambrose

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 29 September 2018, 15:45


St Ambose

Ambrose was born in A.D. 339 in Treves the youngest of three children. His father was prefect of Gaul. His father died when Ambrose was young, and the family moved to Rome. There Ambrose and his brother Satyrus were educated and they also received religious education from Marcellina their elder sister who was a nun. Like most Christians at that tim ... read more

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Flooding in Myanmar

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 08:07


Flooding in Myanmar

The people of Myanmar have been hit by floods for the fifth time in two months. So local Mothers’ Union members are responding to the needs of those affected. “We don’t want to face this anymore. It’s the worst it’s ever been. It is a very desperate situation,” said Naw Lynn, Community Development Coordinator (CD ... read more

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

In the Beginning.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 21:27


Mary Elizabeth Townsend founder of the GFS

In a book entitled ‘A History of the Mothers’ Union’ by Cordelia Moyse, (Boydell Press) Ms Moyse goes into Mary Sumner’s background and endeavours to explain the motivation that lead to the Mothers’ Union being started up. The writer informs us that a church organisation called the Girls Friendly Society had been form ... read more

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

The Power of Thought

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 09:54


Never fear...We will pray for you

The power of thought, prayer, mindfulness, whatever you like to call it is when we think, pray or concentrate our thoughts on someone else. A few years ago, I wrote an article on ‘The Power of Thought’ in a newsletter. After the article had been published I received this poignant letter… Dear Joan, I am quite elderly now and I h ... read more

 Posted: 12 Sep 2018 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Celebrating 90 years!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 08:40


Our beautiful banner

Mothers’ Union celebrate 90 years in our Rayleigh Branch. The committee would like to thank everyone who has helped Mothers’ Union at the many different events that have taken place in the past and present. No matter how small or big it was appreciated. Wow 90 years 1928 – 2018. There is a need to celebrate many years of meet ... read more

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