The Mothers' Union, founded in 1876, demonstrates the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. This is achieved through its members who sign up to the aims and objectives and work with the church at a local level to carry out this mission. Mothers’ Union believes in the importance of families and in quality time spent together to build meaningful relationships that strengthen families. Our members encourage family life by being involved in local initiatives that respond to the needs of the community.
The focus of the Mothers' Union mission is in 3 strategic steps:
Pray for relationships to be flourishing and loving
of all kinds: economic, relational and personal so that family life is strengthened
Campaign for social justice for those on the margins and for greater recognition of the value of stable family life
Members are not all mothers or even all women! They may be single, married, parents, grandparents or young adults.
Our Mothers’ Union meetings at St Matthew's are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm at church.
We have a small membership, and we would very much like to have new members join us.
Occasionally we have the pleasure of a speaker. At other times there is much discussion, and we always enjoy our cups of tea with cakes. Members knit hats suitable for premature babies, and from time to time bags of essential toiletries are prepared for use at hospitals. Members organize collection and storage of items for our food bank as well as aid distribution of boxes of food.
All members help with many church activities.
We enjoy being with Mothers’ Union members at the other churches in our deanery for special services and events.
For more information contact Joy Warren