MOTHERS’ UNION @stmarywarsash

Faith is at the core of what we do. Across the world in 84 countries, 4 million Mothers Union members respond daily to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people in their communities.

2019 brings new beginnings for MU Worldwide. Elections have taken place under our new Constitution and for the first time we have a Worldwide President from outside the United Kingdom. Sheran Harper, though born in the UK, grew up in Guyana. We also said goodbye to Lynne Temby, our previous WW President, who was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Honour list.

2019 is also an exciting year for our branch. There has been a branch of Mothers Union at St Mary’s since 1894. We look forward to celebrating 125 years as a Branch on Wednesday 27 February with a Service of Thanksgiving in Church at 2pm followed by afternoon tea.

This year Portsmouth Diocese take pleasure in welcoming members from our worldwide movement to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 September and Wednesday 18 September. There will be Services in the Cathedral at 3pm and 6.00pm and the General Meeting will be held in the Guildhall on Wednesday 18 September.

Our theme for 2019 is Listening, Observing, Acting in step with God. This is a global project with members having discussions across the world to address basic questions about Mothers Union. Questions like ‘whose lives should we be reaching?’, ‘what difference should we be making in peoples lives?’ Here at St Mary’s we are looking at ways in which we can reach out and make a difference. We join with other branches in the Portsmouth Diocese funding days out for families and anyone who has been through a difficult time or do not have family support nearby. We also support the ‘ Leaving Boxes’ for the Women’s Refuge and we knit and sew for the Neo Natal Unit at QA Hospital.
Our branch meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm in the Church Hall. We welcome all to join us for fellowship and refreshments.

To find out more about our Worldwide movements please go to  www.mothersunion.org

For more information on the work of Mothers Union locally contact Jean Buckles by email at:- bucklesalan@yahoo.co.uk or 01489 578687

 

What's On

Nov
18
Mon
2019
8:00 pm Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Planning Meeting
Nov
19
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
11:00 am Memorial Service @ Church
Memorial Service @ Church
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Nov
22
Fri
2019
6:30 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nov
23
Sat
2019
7:00 pm Church Quiz Night @ Church Hall
Church Quiz Night @ Church Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
21/01/19
Nov
26
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Nov
28
Thu
2019
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
2:00 pm MU Christingle making @ hall lounge
MU Christingle making @ hall lounge
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Wedding rehearsal @ Church
Wedding rehearsal @ Church
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Nov
29
Fri
2019
6:30 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nov
30
Sat
2019
1:00 pm Wedding @ Church
Wedding @ Church
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm