The Mothers’ Union is a worldwide Christian organisation with four million members, whose ethos is centred on mutual respect and collaboration. Most members are volunteers, 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. Membership is open to all who have been baptised.
In addition to our volunteers, MU also employs paid workers around the world who provide vital leadership for efforts in the community, help people gain essential skills to develop self-help projects and run educational seminars.
In our parish, the Worth and Pound Hill branch currently has around 20 members. We meet in the Pastoral Centre at St Barnabas’ Church, Pound Hill on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.
We start with a Eucharist followed by a speaker, with a variety of events and talks throughout the year. As well as fundraising for good causes at home and abroad, we help serve Christ in our own community through prayer, financial support and by assisting in church at baptisms, helping with children’s activities, making lunches at the Pastoral Centre, collecting food for the Easter Team (homeless) and cake-making for community activities.
Recent photos here show Revd Sarah’s enrolment into the Mothers’ Union at St Barnabas’ on July 29th 2018 and of our Mothers’ Union Diocesan President, Kathryn Anderson, presenting Jacky Hemsley with her Long Service certificate at the same service.
For more about the Mothers’ Union nationally, click here.