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At our recent meeting Mothers' Union made sugar paste people - we had a great time!
Mothers’ Union is a worldwide organization of 4 million members in over 81 different countries. We are a Christian organization and we believe in supporting marriage and family life. This is done through prayer and practical actions. Here at Holy Cross we have a branch of just under 30 members. We hold a monthly evening meeting on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) at 8.00pm in the Church Hall. These meetings are usually in the form of a talk or activity that is compatible with our aim and objects. Meetings are open to everyone, not just members, and we welcome visitors.
One of the advantages of Mothers’ Union is that local groups are able to take on projects in their local communities where there is a need. Here at Holy Cross, our members are involved in knitting and making baby clothes for premature babies at St Helliers Hospital. We also make Christmas stockings for the unit and in the past, have made laundry bags for the Shooting Stars Hospice. There is also the opportunity to get together with other MU groups and work on local, national and international projects. In our diocese of Southwark, members contribute to the Support for Children affected by Imprisonment (SCIP) scheme. With money collected, we have re-equipped a play area in the visitors centre at Belmarsh Prison. We also run a scheme to give holidays to some families in need, who would otherwise not be able to afford them under the Away from it All (AFIA) scheme. Nationally, Mothers’ Union Social Policy unit looks at conditions in society and how they can be improved. The views of MU members are often asked for when considering government white papers on issues affecting families. Internationally, members have campaigned for the rights and support of women at the United Nations in New York. There are also programmes such as the Literacy and Development Programme operating in Malawi, Burundi and the Sudan, or the Family Life Programme in Uganda that our members support. These are just some examples of what an MU member can be involved in – there are many more! Through all the practical work, Mothers’ Union is underpinned by our Wave of Prayer for all our members throughout the year around the world.
Membership of Mothers’ Union
Mothers’ Union, despite the name, is not only for mothers! You can become a member is you are female, male, married, single, widowed or divorced. The criteria for joining are:
- you must be
- you must agree with the aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union
You will also be asked to pay an annual subscription (for 2010 currently £15), the money going towards the various MU schemes and activities.
Our Aim and Objectives are as follows:
Aim: To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.
- 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
If you would like to find out more about Mothers’ Union at Holy Cross, please contact us.