Mothers’ Union Worcester Diocese


    Worcestershire and the County Borough of Dudley


    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; O get together with other members in your area. Take a look at our website for a branch near you. www.worcestermu.org.uk


    We need your HELP = Supervisor to assist in Hewell Prison Visitors centre

    A really valuable service that MU has be part of for years at Hewell Prison is in danger of being lost to us, and with it all the extras that come from it that are ploughed back into the Prison. We need a supervisor behind the canteen counter and dividing door,  for the Visitors Centre Canteen. You do not need to be a MU member you can be a friend to us in continuing this service. the Visitors Centre is not in the prison and therefore no security to go through on site. there is ample safe parking a short distance from the centre in the prison grounds.

    Task description

    Welcome the visitors and tidying up at end of session

    Everything is pre ordered and provided

    2 people on Community Service need to be welcomed and given the task of providing light snacks and tea/coffee to the visitors

    A small charge is made and there is a till which is secure and emptied after closing time by our nominated person already in the Visitor Centre.

    You are not alone

    Hours:  12 15pm to 2 .30pm daily except Friday and early Saturday morning.


    Pray we can continue this.



    in Memorium

    Jayne Mottershead 

    Jayne passed to her rest on January 10th as a result of the cancer she had been living with for the past two years.

    > Jayne was a much loved member of the Mothers’ Union.Following her mother she served this Diocese at Diocesan, Deanery and Branch level and will be remembered with love.

    > We send to Richard,Kirsty and Hannah our sincere condolences.

    > Jayne’s funeral will take place at St. Saviours, Hagley on Friday 31st January at 1.15pm.







    Ingrid Chestnutt a long serving member of Mothers' Union and living for many years in Milford Haven, Wales passed peacefully following a short illness on Monday 27 January.



    members campaigning during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

    AFIA Our "Away From It All" Scheme

    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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