The Mothers Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.
The worldwide membership is about 4 million, unmaried and married, men as well as women. St David's branch is just one of 47 branches in Gloucester Diocese. We see our role mainly as one of prayer support fo the various projects carried out in the diocese and in the world. That includes prayer for families and individuals who live in our town.
The aims of the Mothers Union are:
- To promote and support married life
- To encourage parents inn 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
The Moreton branch of the Mothers Union is 75 years old - founded on Lady Day (March 25th) 1941. We are a friendly and welcoming branch with around 20 members and we meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at St David's Centre for our meetings, and we also attend other MU events. Anyone is welcome to join us - for further information please contact Mary Newsom on 01608.652263.
March 24th (Maundy Thursday) Women in the Bible: "Miriam's Story"
April 4th (Monday) Lady Day Service (Gloucester Cathedral)
April 28th Penny Frank "Our trip to Ethiopia"
May 12th Quiet Day at Harnhill
May 26th Diocesan President, Dorothy Marshall "A varied life"
June 6th Deanery Quiet Day 6:30 pm
June 23rd A taste of Christianity Explored
July A trip to Tewkesbury Abbey (date to be announced)
August 9th Mary Sumner Day (details to be announced)
September 3-5 Wave of Prayer
September 22nd Fundraising Lunch Rob Mayhew "Discipling our children"
October 27th Maureen Weston "My life in the Mothers Union"
November 12th Deanery Coffee Morning
November 24th Women in the Bible "Deborah's Story"
December 8th Advent Carols Service at Stow