MOTHER’S UNION

The aims of the Mothers’ Union is to:- Encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children. Maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service. Promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life. Help those whose family life has met with adversity. Promote and support married life.

The Mothers’ Union is present in 84 countries throughout the world, it provides a network through which members can serve Christ in their own communities, through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. The MU was started in 1876 by Mary Sumner with the idea of bringing together mothers of all classes to provide support for one another and to train them in motherhood.

Locally we actively support Francis Lunch Club, providing meals for children and their families, who are in need, during school holidays. Raise money to support AFIA, ‘Away from it all’ holidays for families who would otherwise not get away together. We support families involved in the prison system and send Christmas Cards to prisoners. We also support the Wellingborough Daylight Centre. At St. Andrew’s we meet on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Loasby Room. We usually start with a hymn and prayers followed by a speaker or other activity and closing with tea/coffee and biscuits and chats. We are always very pleased to welcome new members or visitors and our meetings and activities are advertised on the weekly news sheet.

Contact: Hilary Whitwell (Branch Leader) hilarywhitwell@aol.com