St John's Relaunch Mothers' Union
A group of young mums at St. John's in Epping were so inspired by the valuable work the Mothers’ Union do in Chelmsford Diocese and around the world they asked St John's Church to help re-launch a local branch.
The first thirteen new members were enrolled and branch officials were commissioned at a Family Eucharist service in the church supported by diocesan members and diocesan president Judith Meaden.
The Mothers Union is a 4 million strong Christian movement that advocates for equality and an end to social injustice with the purpose of promoting conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
In parishes across Chelmsford Diocese Mothers’ Union members count among their activities baptism and marriage preparation, toddler groups, pre-schools, Sunday schools, and prayer groups. Other places they work include family contact centres and prisons. They are active against gender-based violence.
You do not have to be a woman to belong to the Mothers’ Union. Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford, is a member. You do not have to be married or have children. The only requirements are that you have been baptised as a Christian and support the charity’s aims and objectives.
More information about the Chelmsford Diocese Mothers’ Union www.muchelmsford.org.uk. For more information about the St John's branch, pop in and speak to a member of the Ministry Team.