Mothers’ Union

Coxheath  Area Branch

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MU works in three core areas to help communities transform:

Stopping Violence – through Peace & Safety

Stopping Injustice – through Gender Justice

Stopping Hunger and Increasing Self-Reliance

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Our monthly meetings will be as follows:

Meetings are held in member’s homes.
Contact Lesley on 07814 817204 or Margaret on 07729176762 for venue

or email


Corporate Communion, 1st Thursday in the month at 10am, followed by coffee in Coxheath Café.

Soup on Sunday dates

Here in the Coxheath Area we have been engaged in many projects throughout 2023.

Our ‘Soup on Sunday’ in Holy Trinity Church Coxheath, is now re-established. It is wonderful to welcome folks, share a bowl of soup and have a natter! Generous donations from Soup on Sunday have contributed to our other projects.

We made ‘Bags of Love’ for the parents of children starting school in Hunton, Coxheath and East Farleigh. These contain tea, coffee, biscuits, tissues, prayers and information. The families very gratefully receive them at a time that can be emotional with little ones starting school for the first time. We are grateful to the ladies of Coxheath Connect for donating some of the 100+ bags now needed for the three schools.

Following the traumatic birth of a granddaughter to one of our members we have knitted many items for the Neonatal Unit at Pembury. What a tremendous job they do there! Some members have also knitted Fiddlemuffs for those living with dementia in care homes.

Other local projects we have been involved with as part of the community are; knitting poppies for Remembrance day; knitting/crocheting matinee jackets for new born babies from the church toddler group; baking for events e.g. the Community Tea boxes; and recently making bunting and coronation crowns to decorate the village for the Coronation weekend.

Rochester Diocese MU has a link with Rochester prison. We, as a group, continue to provide hand-made cards, and contribute towards gifts given at Easter and Christmas. We also donate back packs and occasionally clothing, if requested.

A member of the village went out to Romania to an orphanage for Ukrainian Children. We donated items required for the children.

We  always look forward to engaging with our local community and helping families in whatever way we can.

Lesley 07814 817204 or Margaret 07729176762                 email:


Mothers’ Union Prayer
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world.Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name.
History: The name ‘Mothers’ Union’ does sound rather old fashioned to us in this country BUT we are a thriving organisation of over 4 million members worldwide and the name is very important to some of our overseas members. We are Christians who care about our communities; we care about family life; we want to show God’s love for all in whatever way we can.
The Mothers’ Union was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner; by 1909 it had become the largest voluntary women’s organisation in Britain; in 1952 the Queen became our Patron; and, by 2000 we were given consultative status within the United Nations on issues such as poverty. Our charter and constitution were updated in 2018 to be fit for the 21st century. You can find out more here:

The Patron of the worldwide Mothers’ Union: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The Patron of Rochester Diocese Mothers’ Union: Jonathan Gibbs, Bishop of Rochester

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was our Royal Patron for all of her reign.

We await the announcement of our next Royal Patron.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022