Mothers’ Union Worcester Diocese in the county of Worcestershire
and the County Borough of Dudley
Theme 2021 Building Hope and Confidence
The United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign from 25th November to 10th December.
It is a rallying call to members of the Anglican Communion to act against Gender-Based Violence.
Mothers’ Union’s members are joining together today in response to this call. In venues up and down the country, members are coming together in fellowship to raise awareness of the need to end Gender-Based Violence in all forms and in all societies.
we are holding 2 services
Worcester Cathedral, Wednesday 1st December 1pm Eucharist with special prayers. candle lighting and meditation for women and girls who suffer Domestic Abuse especially over this pandemic time.
St. Anne's Church, Bewdley 1st December 10.30am as part of their Advent service special prayers will be included.
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 could join us or support us as we try to meet the needs of our communities here in Worcester and Worldwide.
contact us: communications coordinator: Barbara Davies email@example.com
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. At this time we suggest you consider the risks associated with meeting up on a case by case basis and take into consideration the age and health profile of attendees, informed by the Government’s guidance.If meetings do take place you should follow good hygiene practices.You should ensure that anyone feeling at all unwell does not attend any gathering. Meeting outdoors is preferable and enjoyable.
festival/branch meetings during 2018/19
Worcester Deanery Festival Eucharist service celebrated June 8th 2021
Mothers' Union is continuing to support the Church of England Clewer Initative
MODERN SLAVERY HIDDEN IN OUR COMMUNITIES
‘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 -
contact details: 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:
assist NHS nurses in supporting teenage mothers
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 and 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.
for details and support from Mothers' Union here in Worcester
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.
Please check out the central website - Mothers' Union is offering to support key workers to have a holiday/break/day out.