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:

15th February

15th March

19th April

17th May

21st June

19th July

Meetings are held in member’s homes.
Contact Lesley on 07814 817204 or Margaret on 01622 297144 for venue.

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

Soup on Sunday dates

 

12th March

14th May

9th July

Here in the Coxheath Area we were engaged in projects throughout the pandemic and we look forward to meeting people in person now that restrictions have eased. We made ‘Bags of Love’ for the parents of children starting school in Hunton in 2020 and extended this to Coxheath and East Farleigh in 2021 and 2022. These contained tea, coffee, biscuits, tissues, prayers and information. The families very gratefully received them at a time that can be emotional with little ones starting school for the first time. Our ‘Soup on Sunday’ in Holy Trinity Church, after continuing during the pandemic by reaching out with packet soups sent out to our friends to maintain contact, has now been re-established. It is wonderful to welcome folks and to share a bowl of soup and to have a natter!

We have also supported other organisations. In 2022 these were:

Rochester Prisoners – cards they could give to family and friends and rucksacks for when they are released;

Donation to DEC and clothes for an orphanage in Romania;

Contributed items to the Community Tea Boxes and baking for them and for the Jubilee Fair in the village;

Bags of Love for schools (see above);

made Poppies for Remembrance Day community project;

and supported all appeals from the MU main organisation for Make a Mothers Day, Summer of Hope and The Big Give.

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

 

Mothers’ Union 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: www.mothersunion.org

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.
Amen
IF YOU WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE CONTACT
Lesley 07814 817204 or Margaret 01622 297144

Please pray for the safety of the families of our local Ukranian workers at Clockhouse Farm.

The position of each family is marked with a red heart.

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the Patron of the Mothers’ Union since 1952.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who mourn her loss.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022