Walk-a-Week: Mothers' Union's President Ann Howard will be walking the Wessex Ridgeway as a sponsored event for Mothers' Union. Along the way, members’ events will raise awareness and funds for projects such as Virtual Baby in senior schools, parenting groups, work in prisons and refuges, and holidays for families. Look out for an event near you as Ann walks once a week between 10 March and 7 June and please pray for Mothers' Unions work with families. Click here for the schedule; to donate, text MUWK14 and an amount in £ to 70070 or go to www.my.give.net/salisburymu.
A new website is being launched! Click here for the temporary site.
27 January 2014: Relief funding approved for SUDRA South Sudan
Mothers’ Union’s Relief Fund Committee has sent a grant of £25,000 to aid the humanitarian response of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan to thousands of displaced people in South Sudan.
Click here for the briefing
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
2300 members in 100 branches across the diocese
Ann Howard, Diocesan President: 01380 723189, email@example.com
Jenny Harrison, Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Clark, Treasurer: email@example.com
Office and Resource Centre:
01722 333402, http://ahowardmu.wix.com/salisburymu
Mothers’ Union, Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB
Open Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-3.30 pm.
Closed during August and for one week at Christmas and Easter.
Mothers’ Union Central Office:
020 7222 5533, www.mothersunion.org
Mary Sumner House, Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB
Collective Worship sessions based on the work of Mothers' Union at home and overseas, e.g. literacy projects. Resources include songs, prayers and PowerPoint presentations. Click here for more details.
Bye Buy Campaign
Inquiry into the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children
Mothers' Union statement
Mothers' Union campaign website
Community and Parish Outreach
Baptism Preparation (see our resources page for Godparent leaflets),
Parenting (15 OCN Trained Facilitators)
Contact Andrea Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responding to government consultative papers on family issues, campaigning currently on the Commercialisation of Childhood’, member of the UNCSW.
See news item above.
Contact Gillian Mackenzie: email@example.com
Women’s Refuges in the Diocese
Working with families of prisoners
Annual 1-week residential holiday for families in need
6-berth caravan available at Durdle Door, Dorset (March-October)
For these and many other projects contact Ann Cowburn:
Mission and Development Overseas
4 million members worldwide
Informed prayer for Mothers’ Union work in 81 countries worldwide using Families Worldwide a members guide available for £1 to others from www.themothersunion.org
Financial provision for mission and ministry overseas and for Emergency Relief
Salisbury Mothers’ Union linked with dioceses in Sudan, Kenya and Australia
Contact Ann Cowburn: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all aspects of mission and ministry regularly, an emergency prayer chain and daily midday prayers.
Contact Marian Booth: email@example.com
Bi-monthly magazine available on subscription:
Mothers’ Union focus on family life from marriage and baptism preparation, parenting group and other activities associated with Christian nurture potentially puts us in close contact with the church’s traditional ‘fringe’. We are continually developing resources and training personnel in these areas.
Due to the breadth of Mothers’ Union’s whole mission, we believe that church members and those on the fringes of faith working in the above areas of mission could be enabled to identify their vocation as a result of membership of Mothers’ Union.
For more information, contact Diocesan President Ann Howard: firstname.lastname@example.org