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St Alban.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 10:03


St Alban

St Alban is revered as the first recorded British Christian martyr. Along with fellow saints Amphibalus, Julius and Aaron, Alban is one of four martyrs recorded in Roman Britain. Very little is actually known about St Alban, the major sources on his life were written long after his death and even the year that he died is disputed, various account ... read more

 Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Great & Little Tey MU

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 23 July 2016, 18:39


St James the Less Church at Little Tey

Great & Little Tey Mothers' Union Members and guests of Great & Little Tey Mothers' Union held a Big Summer Appeal Coffee Morning on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at the home of Carol and David Williams at Greenlands Farm. Everyone shared morning coffee, tea, scones and cakes sitting outside and enjoyed looking around Carol and David's lovely ... read more

 Posted: 23 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

MU Summer Celebration

posted by: Joan | on: Thursday, 21 July 2016, 14:21


Lovely to meet up with old friends again.

Summer Celebration On the 20th July, on a perfect summer’s evening, that St Edward’s Mothers’ Union in Romford met together with some of St Edward’s parishioners to celebrate 125yeas since the launch of their MU group. Around fifty or more people met in the Vicarage garden to enjoy wine, juices and each others company befor ... read more

 Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | There are 1 comments | make a comment / view comments

140 Wonderful Years

posted by: Joan | on: Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 14:29


The re-dedicated MU Banner

A very joyful service was held in Chelmsford Cathedral on 16th July to celebrate 140 years of the Mothers’ Union. The Eucharist Service, conducted by the Dean: The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall included the re-dedication of the Cathedral Mothers’ Union Banner, the Admission of six new members of the Chelmsford MU Branch and the presentati ... read more

 Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Wickford & Runwell MU Celebration

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:54


Left to right (Joan Jenkins, Iris Goodwin, Margery Clark, Jeannette Cardnell, Jackie Street and Lilian Irving).

Wickford and Runwell MU celebrated 125 years of the Branch and 140 Years of MU on Wednesday 13th July with a lunch in the church hall, followed by a service in St Catherine's Church. The Reverend Margaret Fowler (Basildon MU Deanery Chaplin) led the service and Judith Meaden (President) preached. Molly Hoyle brought along MU Enterprise and display ... read more

 Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Summer Prayer

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Monday, 18 July 2016, 08:16


Long summer days

A Prayer for Summer. For long days and warm evenings, for sun, and for afternoons in the garden, we thank you, Lord. For cool drinks and summer salads, for relaxation and summer games, we thank you, Lord. For summer holidays and summer outings, for opportunities to see new places, and to renew acquaintance with familiar ones, we thank you, Lord. ... read more

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

Online donations!

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 15 July 2016, 15:18


Raise funds online for the MU

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers' Union? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny e ... read more

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

St Mary’s Church in Broomfield.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 10:59


Revd Carolyn, was happy to welcome the Cathedral MU Group

A Visit to St Mary’s Church in Broomfield: It was wonderful to have about 22 Mothers' Union members and visitors from the Cathedral Group looking around St Mary with St Leonard’s Church in Broomfield on Thursday 7th July. The Cathedral group tries to organise a visit to a local church once a year and this year it was the turn of St Mary ... read more

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

Upshire MU Celebrations!

posted by: Kate Dale | on: Friday, 8 July 2016, 18:29


Board of History

'Upshire Mothers' Union 125 Years Celebration and 140 Years Mothers' Union Celebration. On 22nd June Upshire MU branch celebrated 125 Years of Upshire Mothers' Union and 140 Years Mothers Union, in St Thomas' Church, Upshire. We welcomed members and friends, to join our celebration, from other MU branches of Epping Forest Deanery and a previous vi ... read more

 Posted: 8 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from June 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 3 July 2016, 20:02


Reflections for June

Give me ears to hear oh Lord - Give me eyes to see today - Give me hands to do your will - And feet to walk in your way. Let us pray for Carol Gumbleton as she starts her journey as Chelmsford Deanery Chairperson. Let us also pray for all the dedicated members who give freely of their time and energy to further the work of the Mothers’ Unio ... read more

 Posted: 3 Jul 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments