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Interview with Margaret Harvey

posted by: Joan | on: Sunday, 25 September 2016, 15:58


Margaret Harvey

Hello MU Members: I am Margaret Harvey and I am Diocesan Secretary in this diocese. Sadly, my branch closed many years ago now but I still worship at St. Mary's, Prittlewell in Southend Deanery. Q: When and where were you enrolled: I have never been a branch official, dear Dorothy Wells helped the branch start an evening section in 1973 for younge ... read more

 Posted: 25 Sep 2016 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Belated Celebration

posted by: Joan | on: Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 21:23


Lunch for the Queen's Birthday

On Tuesday the 13th of September the Mother’s Union group of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Romford held a belated dinner to celebrate the 90th Birthday of her majesty Queen Elizabeth. About twenty of our senior members met in Church House to enjoy a ham or salmon salad lunch. Following the main meal, the members were treated to strawberr ... read more

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

MU 140 years – By Revd Paul Carr

posted by: Joan | on: Monday, 19 September 2016, 16:44


MU 140 years

The 9 August 2016 saw the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the Mothers’ Union when Mary Sumner, a Rector’s wife, first convened a meeting of the mothers of Old Alresford, Hampshire in 1876. Many of you may not know about the MU, as they are affectionately known, but there has been a branch in Billericay for 94 years and they boast s ... read more

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

MU Mission Focus Sunday.

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 18 September 2016, 17:35


Nikki Sweatman spoke at both services

On Sunday the 18th September at Emmanuel Church, Billericay, we had a Mothers' Union Mission Focus Sunday at both the 8.30am and 10.30am Services. Nikki Sweatman, the Provincial President for Canterbury, spoke at both of the Services and I led them. The Services went very well and there was plenty for people to chat about afterwards while the refr ... read more

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

St Edmund the Martyr.

posted by: Alan Vine | on: Thursday, 15 September 2016, 17:54


Saint Edmund the Martyr

St Edmund the Martyr. According to the Royal Society of St George, George became patron saint of England when King Henry V led the English army to its famous victory at Agincourt on 25th of October, 1415. Previous to this Edmund the Martyr was our patron saint. Edmund was born on Christmas Day 841 AD and was crowned King of East Anglia in the year ... read more

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

Puppy Parents

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 8 September 2016, 11:28


Garon in training

Not exactly MU but for those of you who love animal you may be interested in an animal charity called ‘Canine Partners’. The charity is dedicated to training dogs to support and aid disabled people, as opposed to dogs that are solely trained to assist blind people. These animals are trained from puppies by ‘puppy parents’ wh ... read more

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

Reflections from August 16

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 3 September 2016, 10:17


August 2016

Let us not forget all those men, women and children who have lost their lives over the summer holidays through terrorist attacks, let us also pray for those who are grieving for their loved ones. Dorothy Wells spent most of her adult life dedicated to the Mothers' Union, let us celebrate her life and be inspired by her devotion. What I love about ... read more

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