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St Mary.

posted by: Alan Vine | on: Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 13:09


St Mary

With the exception of Jesus, Peter, Paul and John we probably know more about the Virgin Mary than almost everyone else in the New Testament. We know her husband Joseph, we know her cousin Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah and regularly in church services we sing Mary’s Song of Praise, the Magnificat, which is taken from Luke’s gospel ... read more

 Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A real 'Wave' of Prayer

posted by: Lucy Bubb | on: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:44


Shenfield MU with Lucy Bubb - Overseas Team

In my article in the recent copy of Roundabout, I asked branches to take pictures of themselves waving to send to our new link diocese so that they know we are thinking about them and praying for them. You will be aware that our Wave of Prayer links have changed this year but we are still continuing, albeit informally, to pray for our links with H& ... read more

 Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

St Edward’s, Romford. MU

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 18 June 2016, 19:39


Revd Carolyn showed the St Edward's MU around the Lady Chapel

It was wonderful to have around 20 members of St Edward’s, Romford, Mothers’ Union group pay a visit to St Mary’s Church in Broomfield last Wednesday evening. As all the members were being brought down from Romford in private cars, those who arrived early gathered in the church hall for refreshment while they waited for all their ... read more

 Posted: 18 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

A day to remember

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 16 June 2016, 15:51


Patron's Parade

Here are a group of Mothers' Union members getting ready to take part in the Patron's Parade on Sunday June 9th....and the picnic in the park, you may have seen it on the TV . Chelmsford was represented in this picture by Lucy Bubb ...Diocesan Member..4th from right and 4th from left in lower picture...a very exciting day to remember! From Di Bub ... read more

 Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Cathedral Garden Party

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 16 June 2016, 13:27


Such a lovely day for a Garden Party

The Chelmsford Cathedral Mothers’ Union group held their annual garden party in the grounds of Guy Harlings the Diocesan Offices just opposite the Cathedral. The party was held on Thursday 9th June, it was a lovely day and by 1.45pm there were already people arriving for the 2pm start. There were lots of party food and refreshments and while ... read more

 Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

More MU Celebrations.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 17:20


Celebrations in the North Woolwich branch

A picture sent in by Hilary Shallis from the North Woolwich branch of the Mothers’ Union depicts a great celebration for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. With food and refreshments, balloons and fun what more could any other MU group want? Pauline Briggs has just notified me that looking at the main MU website she was pleased to see that ... read more

 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Billericay MU's 140th & Queen's 90th

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 13:14


Celebrating MU's 140th In the foyer

Here are some photographs of our Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Queen's 90th Birthday and The Mothers' Union 140th Anniversary which took place on Saturday 11th June. The service was held at Emmanuel Church, Billericay from 12.30 to 4pm. We had Lunch, a Service of Thanksgiving at which I spoke for The Mothers' Union, followed by a Family Time ... read more

 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Commissioning of Pauline Randall

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:25


Pauline's Commissionin with Father Jo

I am very happy to share some photos with you all taken at my Commissioning Service on 6th June 2016, I was commissioned as the Basildon Deanery Leader. We had a Deanery celebration which started with coffee at 11am and MUe was available. The Service began with Midday Prayers and all the Branch banners were processed along with the Deanery banne ... read more

 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mothers’ Union at St Thomas, Becontree

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 13 June 2016, 21:36


A MU get-together at St Thomas',

Hello to all Chelmsford Mothers’ Union groups, Our Mothers Union group here in St Thomas’ hosted a Cream Tea, for other MU groups, and it was also an invite to come and explore and to enjoy our Flower Festival too. The event was hosted by St. Thomas, Becontree, Dagenham, and members from St. Chads, Chadwell Heath, and St. Cedd's, Dage ... read more

 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Hinckford Deanery Songs of Praise service

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 13 June 2016, 18:47


St Barnabas,

Members of the Hinckford Deanery came together at St. Barnabas Church, Great Tey on Thursday 19th May for their annual Songs of Praise service. This year we were very happy that our new Diocesan President, Judith Meaden, was able to join us and take part in the service and also our Vice President Vivien Chapman. Members from Gosfield, Colne St And ... read more

 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Happy 90th Birthday

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 11 June 2016, 09:03


Happy Birthday from us all

The Queen of England has been a patron of the Mothers Union since 1952 I am sure we have all be inspired and touched by the way the Queen has demonstrated how important it is to have shown such dedication over the years to not only her Christian faith, but to her family, her country and the commonwealth. I am sure you will all join us here in the ... read more

 Posted: 11 Jun 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

Church of the Ascension MU event

posted by: Rita Campen | on: Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:48


A very Royal Tea

We recently held a wonderful Mothers’ Union branch event at the Church of the Ascension in Collier Row, Romford. The event took place on Friday 27 May in the Ascension Church Hall to help celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday and 140th Anniversary of the Mothers’ Union movement. We were all treated to a very 'Royal Afternoon Tea'. Our bra ... read more

 Posted: 8 Jun 2016 | There are 3 comments | make a comment / view comments

Carol Gumbleton Commissioning Service

posted by: Carol Gumbleton | on: Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 18:25


Congratulations Carol

The commissioning service of Carol Gumbleton as the Chelmsford Deanery Chairperson, took place on Monday 23rd May 2016 at All Saints Church Writtle. The incumbent Revd Jo Jones and Chelmsford Area Dean the Revd Canon Andy Griffiths shared the service. Our Diocesan President Judith Meaden, Life Vice President Diana Bandy and Vice President Elizabeth ... read more

 Posted: 7 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from May 16

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 2 June 2016, 14:45


Beauty in sight and sound

The Christian sees through kinder eyes-like Jesus. He gives from a bigger heart-like God and he speaks with a purer tongue-like Christ. From: Bible Illustrations. Judith Meaden and a congregation of almost 50 people where at St Catherine’s in Gosfield, to help the Gosfield Branch of the MU celebrate their 80th Anniversary - Congratulations! ... read more

 Posted: 2 Jun 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments