Our vision, mission and values

 

 

 

Our mission

We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.

Our values

There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which we operate.

Firstly, we are firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration.

Secondly, our governance, leadership, and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.

Thirdly, we work with people of all faiths and none.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • To promote and support married life

  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children

  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service

  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children

  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

 

   Here in the Diocese of Worcester and County Borough of Dudley we have an active and dynamic Mothers' Union.

There are over 690 members of Mothers’ Union in 8 Deaneries and 40 branches and also a number of Diocesan members.

We have 116 IMPC (indoor members).

You may become a member of Worcester Mothers’ Union through a local branch or by becoming a Diocesan Member.

For details please contact muworcester@yahoo.co.uk  

We are a dynamic charity trying to bring God’s love to families of all shapes and sizes in a variety of ways to suit their needs.

Members in their branches organise and run their own programmes, meet regularly in churches/church halls, homes and even a pub; for fellowship, fun, prayer and worship; and decide on their own projects and fund-raising events annually. We work both around the world and around the corner.

It has been said that The Mothers’ Union is one of the countrys best kept secrets.You never hear our name mentioned when news comes through about famine and disaster and war torn countries…

Why is that? ..........

Because we are there already!

 

 

For details please contact muworcester@yahoo.co.uk  

Who can join the Mothers’ Union?

Women and men, married and unmarried, parent or not, all can, and do, join Mothers’ Union.

With over 4 million members in 84 countries the Mothers’ Union has always quietly provided the peoples with the support they need. As they need it and where they need it through local networks although financed from our worldwide resources.

Did you know that we have 4,000 members in Bagdad who daily risk their lives by taking help to those who need it regardless of faith?

Did you know that we are currently quietly working to ease the situation for many families in the South Sudan?

Mothers Union in the Diocese of Worcester projects in our Communities

The Mothers Union has around 40 separate branches within the Diocese of Worcester and also has a number of Diocesan Members.

Each branch assists with work undertaken across the Diocese of Worcester usually through their local church but also undertakes projects locally according to need. Our work is diverse and fruitful and includes: -

  • Providing resources and assisting  our Prison Chaplaincies. 
  • Making recycled cards for prisoners to send to their children/family members, supplying around 4000 cards  per year

Supporting prisoners’ Families at the  Prison Visitor Centre at HMP Hewell  http://www.retirementroadshow.co.uk/index.php?node=musewing.jpg 

Making and supplying welcome baby packs  for new babies visiting their fathers in prison 

providing Christmas gifts for every visiting child 

providing each prisoner with a Christmas card for themselves                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 We make beautiful gowns and bonnets for  Premature babies

 gowns for stillborn  babies.

 This is sensitive work carried out  with compassion and caring by members  many of whom are  housebound  who stitch in prayer the love of God

 

 

We knit & distribute teddies to children as needed 

We provide prayer shawls for the infirm and terminally ill - which aids in their comfort

We make fiddle/twiddle muffs and blankets for people with dementia and these are distributed throughout our hospitals, residential/care homes, community care services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our members in their branches and homes are supporting

Refuges  for people (mainly women & children) who have fled from Domestic Violence.

Attending Marriage Fairs and assisting  our priests in supporting couples seeking a Church Wedding

participating with marriage preparation materials & assisting their priests in wedding preparation workshops

Assisting our parish priests by supporting families who are seeking Baptism and assisting at the baptism services and maintaining contact afterwards

 

AFIA -  Away From It All Holidays 

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We Provide holidays for families who are in need  of a break.

'Away From It All' Holidays are provided by most dioceses for families under stress and unable to fund their own holiday.

 

 

Here in Worcester we try to sensitively provide holidays suitable to our families needs, for example:-  disabled couples needing specalist accomodation;  families needing safe and secure facilities; children needing assitance to join a school trip/day activity. We aim to be flexible in meeting the needs of our communities

  • More recently we work with professional agencies in supporting new teenage mothers
  • many of our members work in food banks and with the homeless; rough sleepers or isolated

  • We Support refugees to settle into our schools and communites in a variety of different ways

 

Many members participate in 'open the book'‚Äč in schools  

Having a presence in schools where domestic crafts are learned by primary school children, where resources are provided for families, and participating schools sharing in our worldwide links.  

 

 

 

 

 

'Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. we pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the mothers' union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of family life. Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus' name. Amen'

Currently the Mothers’ Union in this Diocese, is linked with

overseas links 

West Ankole: Uganda  

Bushenyi:

Province of Uganda

Port Elizabeth: South Africa

Mrs Nontuthuzelo (Nututhu)

mothersunion@pediocese.org.za

Mothers' Union PO box 1079

Newton Park 6055 

Province of South Africa

Nomadic Mission: Nigeria

Mrs Rose Mutum

rpmutum@yahoo.com

Diocese of Abuja Episcopal House

      24, Douala Street    Wuse Distrrict Zone    PO Box 212, Abuja             ADCP Garki                              Nigeria

Ekiti-Kwara: Nigeria

Mrs Abimbola Ajayi

andajayi@yahoo.com

Bishops Court

PO Box 100 Iloffa,

Kwara State:

Province of Nigeria

Episcopal Church of the Philippines Delia Laus ECW President

Provincial office

PO box 10321

broardway Centrum

Quezon City 1112

Province of Philippines

 It is planned that participating schools within the dioceses will have natural and meaningful contacts and information from these diverse areas in the world.

 

The Mothers’ Union is much, much more than this and really the only way to find out about us is to talk to us to see how we could be of assistance where you live and hear what else we are doing in the Diocese elsewhere.

If you believe in praying; enabling and campaigning for justice and family life, Why not join us?       

See our very informative national website for further information: www.themothersunion.org   

Contact us

 MU in the Diocese of Worcester invites new members/or interested people/friends to share in the valuable work being done in the name of Mothers' Union.

For further information, please contact

Diocesan President Mrs Judith Grubb at muworcester@yahoo.co.uk 

or

Communications coordinator Mrs Barbara Davies at mu.mununtiare@gmail.com