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Makes me stop and think!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 14:48


My cup runneth over

It’s almost the end of 2015 and I trust that like me, you too look forward to a brand new year to come. And, just as in other years, after all the hectic preparations for umpteen Church services before and on Christmas day, and then for all the home and family hosting and visiting on and after the big day I usually take the few quiet days aft ... read more

 Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Happy Christmas!

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 16:42


Happy Christmas to you all...

Keep a look out for many more news items on the Chelmsford Mothers’ Union website in the New Year. I hope to upload lots of articles about local MU activities, as well as interviews with members, updates on our overseas links and new branch openings. I hope to bring you information on Saints, inspirational thoughts and ideas, prayers, poems a ... read more

 Posted: 22 Dec 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Interview with Shelley Goff

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 08:00


Shelley Goff

Hi, my name is Shelley Goff and I am a member of the St Edward’s Branch in Romford. I am the branch secretary and have been now for a good number of years. I was enrolled at St. Edwards Church and I have been a member for about eight years. I enrolled when a lovely lady approached me and asked if I would like to be a MU member. I was excited ... read more

 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

There but for Fortune

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 13 December 2015, 15:28


just how many silver serviette rings do you want anyway?

The other day I was sitting reminiscing about some of our Christmas’ past. Once all our preparations for Christmas were complete Joan and I would go out for a meal and have a couple of hours to ourselves on Christmas eve at a local restaurant. One year in the mid ninety’s we decided, for a change, to go to the West End of London. Afte ... read more

 Posted: 13 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

'Military Episcopate’ Kenya

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 10 December 2015, 13:09


Military Episcopate Kenya

In late November of 2009 a new military diocese for Kenya was formed. The Anglican Church of Kenya created its 31st Diocese, raising its Chaplaincy to the Armed Forces to the status of a ‘Military Episcopate’. At a service at St Paul’s Garrison Church at the Kahawa army barracks outside Nairobi, the Protestant Suffragan Bishop for ... read more

 Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Nicholas

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 11:54


St Nicholas

The story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara, which is now on the south coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the p ... read more

 Posted: 9 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mothers' Union Gamesmaker.

posted by: Josie levy | on: Saturday, 5 December 2015, 08:46


Gamesmaker

Mothers' Union Gamesmaker. Valerie Thompson came to one of our Mothers’ Union meeting to share with us her experiences of being a games maker at the 2012 Olympics. Valerie and her husband were both retired teachers. Looking back, she can remember having the radio on at the school waiting in anticipation to hear if London had been chosen for ... read more

 Posted: 5 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

#GivingTuesday,

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 08:19


#GivingTuesday and every day

GivingTuesday:- Worn out by the craziness of Black Friday sales? Exhausted by the hype of Cyber Monday? Well today we take a welcome pause for breath on #GivingTuesday All around the world people are coming together to show why it is good to give amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations. Whether it’s volunteering your time, ... read more

 Posted: 2 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Deanery AGM & Advent Service.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 13:41


Carol thanked Janet for her years of service.

The Chelmsford Deanery AGM began promptly at 10.30am with the arrival of the Deanery Chairman Mrs Janet Pettifer. Following prayers said by Revd Jane Anderson, apologies were noted and the minutes of the pervious meeting where briefly discussed. The Deanery Chairman gave her report and the Treasurer’s report was circulated and clarified. The ... read more

 Posted: 1 Dec 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from November 2015

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 12:04


November Reflections

Reflections’ is a quiet area that I hope will give us spiritual rest and peace or will perhaps inspire us to do something wonderful every day: Don’t worry if something you enjoyed reading disappears, for once a month I will gather all the ‘Reflections’ together and put them on the News and Views page where you can see them a ... read more

 Posted: 1 Dec 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments