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, 2nd May, 18 members, three guests plus our two speakers attended the meeting. One of our guests was Sister Isabelle from Madagascar was who introduced to use by Sarah Speers. Our speaker Ann Jones from Lincoln gave us a delightful talk explaining the origin of the baby Basket project which is based in Lincoln and now covers the whole of the Diocese with drop off points throughout the County. Her daughter had seen a need in Scunthorpe and Ann and her husband set it up in Lincoln and to date have distributed 400 baskets to mums and Dads who are referred to them in a similar way to the foodbanks. She unpacked a basket and showed us what items were put in it.


We meet 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 always welcome to attend our meetings. We join with the 10am communion service on the first Thursday of each month.


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





Wednesday June 6 - Branch meeting in the Abbey Church Hall, 2.15pm, when Roy McKinney from 'Toolbar' will be the speaker.

If you have suitable items for the bring and buy, which Bourne branch are running at Mary Sumner Day in August please cna you bring it to the above meeting.


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


As some of us will be going to Grimsby Mister, when it is our monthly meeting, this has now been changed to the following Wednesday, July 11th at 2.15pm at the home of Mr and Mrs P Woodland. We will be having a raffle for the Summer of Hope Appeal.


Pre-notice: A coach has been booked to take members of the congregaton to Grimsby Cathedral 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 £20. Please let Mrs Merryn Woodland know if you are interested.


To learn more about our Bourne branch please contact:

Ann Northen - Branch Leader via

Elizabeth Page - Diocesan President via

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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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