The Mothers’ Union (M.U.) is a worldwide Christian organisation with four million members, whose ethos is centred on mutual respect, collaboration and rooted in prayer. 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, M.U. 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 16 members, three of whom are clergy. We meet in the café at St Barnabas’ Church, Pound Hill on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4pm, every month except, July, August and December, with a summer outing in July.
Details and dates of meetings and fundraising are shown in the pewsheet a week or two before the day.
We often 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 café, collecting food for Crawley Open House (for those affected by homelessness) the Easter Team, and cake-making for community activities.
For more about the Mothers’ Union nationally, click here.