Bourne Abbey Church

Mothers' Union

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The Mothers’ Union (MU) was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.

Our mission

We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.

Our values

There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which we operate.



On Wednesday, March 7, 17 members attended their Lent Communion with Father Chris Atkinson presiding and then adjoined to the Abbey Church Hall for the rest of the meeting.


We have planned our programme for 2018 following the theme "In mary Sumner's Footsteps'. Programmes were handed out to members present and the secretary will forward the rest with theirminutes to other members.


Members were thanked for supporting and making cookies for the Kairos Mission at HMP Stocken. Mrs E page was able to take 500 cookies from Bourne, Thurlby, Market Deeping, Moulton and Kirton.


We meetin in the Abbey Church hall on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.15pm unless otherwise stated. Reminders go on the pew sheet. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings.


If you would like to know more about the Mothers' Union please contact Ann on 01778 423353.





Wednesday April 4 - Representative from Sue Ryder - meeting in the church hall, 2.15pm.


Monday, April 9 - Cluster event at All Saints' Church, Stamford, commencing 2.30pm.


Wednesday, May 2 - We have a visitor from Lincoln to tell us about the Baby Baskets, which is one of the projects we are supporting.


We join with the 10am Communion service for our Corporate Communion on the First Thursday of each month.


Pre-notice: A coach has been booked to take members of the congregaton to Grimsby Cathegral for the Triennial Service on Wednesday, July 4.The coach will pick up in Bourne leaving Market Deeping at 8.25am and returning 7.40pm with a cost of £16. Numbers need to be in by the end of Februry/early March. Please let Mrs Northen know if you are interested.


To learn more about our Bourne branch please contact:

Ann Northen - Branch Leader at

Elizabeth Page - Diocesan President at

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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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