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    Mothers’ Union Worcester Diocese covers Worcestershire and the County Borough of Dudley

     

    Judy Morris member St George's Barbourne delivering service of prayer 

     

    16 Days of Activism Against Genender Based Violence

    2020 Eucharist service will be on 2nd December 13.00hrs in Worcester Cathedral and the focus will be on domestic violence. 

    Please inform communications@worcestermu.org.uk of your intention to attend please, numbers will need to be controlled. Masks will need to be worn on entry and  throughout the service. You will need to follow the directions of the vergers with regard to being seated and taking communion.

     

     

    Members campaigning during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence 2018

     

     

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Mothers' Union             

    Mothers’ Union takes the safety and wellbeing of our members,

    volunteers and staff extremely seriously, and all are encouraged

    to follow the guidance of their government and local Church

    in deciding how to respond.

    The WHO is also a valuable source of information:

     https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

     

    Mothers’ Union Meetings

    Meetings are a key part of fellowship for members.

    At this time we suggest you consider the risks associated with meeting up on a case by case basis

    and take into consideration the age and health profile of attendees, informed by the Government’s guidance.

    If meetings do take place you should follow good hygiene practices.

    You should ensure that anyone feeling at all unwell does not attend any gathering. 

     

     

    MUe catalogues can be ordered from Margaret Penn 

    MUe catalogues can be ordered from MUe representative Margaret Penn who also has a selection of goods ready and waiting for you to purchase -

    contact details:

    Mrs Margaret Penn

    61 Stream Road, Kingwinford DY6 9PD.

    01384 270806 

    mlpenn@gmail.com 

     

    Supporting families around the world

    We are an international Christian membership movement supporting families and communities in need of support in the UK and worldwide since 1876. Our members are active in 84 countries and work tirelessly to serve their communities whilst offering Christian care for families, regardless of faith or background.

     

    Through our work and prayer with families, children and people of all ages Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Worcester is making an impact.

    Our members work practically with projects across the diocese both through their local church but also locally according to need.

    We seek to work practically to educate and empower women and families by:

    • assist NHS nurses in supporting teenage mothers

    • Help schools with ‘Open the Book’

    • Organise parent support groups

    • Organising ‘Away from it all holidays’

    • Assist in the canteen of our prisons meeting, greeting and supporting visitors especially mothers and children; making and serving refreshments and conversing with the visitors; providing gifts throughout the year and especially at Christmastime.

    • We make over 4,000 christmas cards for the prisoners and their families annually

    • Support refugees to settle into school and community

    • Support and assist our priests with baptism and preparing couples for marriage

    • Attend wedding fairs

    • Assist in foodbanks; centres for the homeless and isolated and support the elderly to remain in their own homes.

    • We continue to support our local Refuges who offer shelter to victims of domestic violence by providing household essentials, toiletries and Christmas gift boxes.

    • We have a lively knitting and prayer shawl ministry

    There are also lots of ways YOU too can get involved in Mothers’ Union in Worcester Diocese.

                                  YOU can put your skills to work on local, national and international projects; help raise funds to enable projects to                     flourish, or get together with other members in your area. Take a look at our website for a branch near you. www.worcestermu.org.uk

     

    AFIA Our "Away From It All" Scheme

    STOP PRESS

    Please check out the central website - Mothers' Union is offering to support key workers to have a holiday/break/day out. 

    Mothers’ Union members here in the Worcester diocese regularly provide various types of breaks for many people throughout the year in the UK, through our "Away From It All" (AFIA) scheme, supporting families who are experiencing stressful times and would otherwise not have the opportunity of a holiday.

    contact jhickman62@gmail.com for further details

     

     

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