Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Worcester. In the County of Worcestershire and the County Borough of Dudley
Theme 2022 Transformation - now
We are a truly worldwide Christian movement.
Supporting families around the world
We are an international Christian membership movement supporting families and communities in need of support in the UK and Worldwide since 1876. Our members are active in 84 countries and work tirelessly to serve their communities whilst offering Christian care for families, regardless of faith or background.
To find out who we are and what we do and how you couldjoin us or support us as we try to meet the needs of our communities here in Worcester and Worldwide.
president: Judith Grubb firstname.lastname@example.org
secretary: Rosie Humphries email@example.com
Mothers’ Union Branch Meetings are a key part of fellowship for members.
Worcester Deanery Festival Eucharist service celebrated June 8th 2021
Mothers' Union engage's with Modern Slavery Worldwide
Mothers' Union is continuing to support the Church of England Clewer Initative
MODERN SLAVERY HIDDEN OUR COMMUNITIES
2022 PROJECT: CHAINS AROUND OUR CHURCHES
' ME IN MY SMALL CORNER'
Raising Awareness in our own communities
Mary Sumner was in her 80's when she campaigned about trafficking of white girls and MU campaigning had an impact on the white slavery Abolition Bill of 1912.
Here we are over 100 years later with major issues 0f Modern Slavery across the world and on our doorstep.
So this is what we are going to do:
TWO WEEKS - 10TH - 24TH OCTOBER 2022 including
ANTI-SLAVERY DAY Sunday 18th October
We plan to displays of chains across our diocese in our churchyards, and on our church railing, and in and around our churches; with the permission of incumbents and DCC's.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if our schools and villages joined us in this venture?
How many hearts could we touch? How many folk could HEAR this message?
All of the community could knit a few chains using up stock of leftover wool. Make them colourful and simple.
patterns for knitted or crochet chains can be found here.
‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.’ Martin Luther King Jr
Mothers’ Union are working with the Clewer Initiative to end modern slavery by 2030. Mothers’ union members throughout the UK have become the eyes and ears, using the Apps for car washes, nail bars and now Rural issues to inform of suspicious practices. Some dioceses have dedicated officers paid for by MU and some have safe houses where MU assists in the rehabilitation of victims.
The initiative forms part of the Church of England’s approach to eradicating modern slavery and is funded by the Clewer Sisters. The Clewer sisters are an Anglican order of Augustinian nuns founded in 1852 to help marginalised, mainly young women, who found themselves homeless and drawn into the sex trade, by providing them shelter and teaching them a trade.
MUe catalogues can be ordered from MUe representative Margaret Penn who also has a selection of goods ready and waiting for you to purchase -
Mrs Margaret Penn firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting famililies around the world
We are an international Christian membership movement supporting families and communities in need of support in the UK and worldwide since 1876.
Our members are active in 84 countries and work tirelessly to serve their communities whilst offering Christian care for families, regardless of faith or background.
Through our work and prayer with families, children and people of all ages Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Worcester is making an impact.
We seek to work practically to educate and empower women and families across the diocese both through our local church and also locally according to need.
Our current projects include:
Help schools with ‘Open the Book’
Organising ‘Away From It All Holidays’
Supporting our local prison by providing gifts/cards, baby packs and activity packs throughout the year
- financing a course delivered at HMP Hewell, 'Hidden Setence Training'
Supporting refugees to settle into school and community
Support and assist our priests with baptism and preparing couples for marriage
Attending wedding fairs
Assisting in foodbanks; centres for the homeless and isolated;
Supporting the elderly to remain in their own homes.
We continue to support our local Refuges who offer shelter to victims of domestic violence by providing household essentials, toiletries and Christmas gift boxes.
We have a lively knitting and prayer shawl ministry
There are also lots of ways YOU too can get involved in Mothers’ Union in Worcester Diocese.
YOU can put your skills to work on local, national and international projects; help raise funds to enable projects to flourish, or get together with other members in your area. Delve further into our website for a branch near you.
AFIA Away From It All - breaks/day trips/holidays
Mothers’ Union members here in the Worcester diocese regularly provide various types of breaks for many people throughout the year in the UK, through our "Away From It All" (AFIA) scheme, supporting families who are experiencing stressful times and would otherwise not have the opportunity of a holiday.
CONTACTs: Mrs Judy Plant email@example.com
Mrs Doreen Dale Doreendale25@gmail.com