Mothers’ Union

Our new website can be found at: 

WWW.BENEFICEOFCANTON.ORG.UK

This version of the website ceased to be updated from 2 September 2014.

 

 

The benefice has an active Mothers’ Union that meets in St Catherine’s and St John’s.

2014 Programme of Meetings

St John’s

Monday 27th Jan at 2.00pm

St Catherine’s

Monday 3rd February at 2.00pm
Monday 17th February at 2.00pm

 

St John’s

Monday 3rd March at 2.00pm
Monday 17th March at 2.00pm

 

St Catherine’s

Monday 7th April at 2.00pm

St John’s

Monday 5th May at 2.00pm
Monday 19th May at 2.00pm

St Catherine’s

Monday 2nd June at 2.00pm
Monday 16th June – Outing

The Mothers’ Union was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner and now there are 3.6 million members in 78 countries.  Some of the work of the Mothers’ Union entails working in shanty towns in Peru, literary and numeracy skills in Africa, emergency relief in South Asia after the tsunami and lobbying for gender equality at the U.N. and many more.

In this country as well as supporting families in difficulties Mothers’ Union members work in prisons supporting families and take care of a caravan in Porthcawl for needy families to enjoy a holiday.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the Ruth Honey, the branch leader on 029 2055 3603.

 

The five objects of the Mothers’ Union are:

1. Supporting and promoting married life.

2. Encouraging parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.

3. Being a world wide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.

4. Campaigning for conditions in society favourable to stable family life.

5. Helping those whose family life has met with adversity.

 

The 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.

 

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