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 6th September. The meeting took the form of a tea party. Members and Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea which was raising monies for the Summer of Hope Appeal .We were able to send £170 to support families around the world. Many thanks to all who supported this event.


Our project for 2017/2018 will be for Baby’s Basket. This is a charitable trust which provides baby and hospital essentials as an attractive gift for mums in the Lincoln area. We are going to make up baby baskets for 0-3 months. Further details from Mrs. Jean Fownes. To date over 200 baskets have been delivered in the Lincoln Diocese.


We still support the Boston Women’s Aid and are always grateful for bedding, cleaning materials etc. Please contact Ann on 01778423353 if you have anything suitable, because we shall probably make a visit before Christmas.


Elizabeth Page, Ann Northen and the Rev Sylvia Rice-Oxley represented the branch at the Cluster Lunch.


Merryn Woodland, .Jean Fownes, Pauline Willingham and Ann Northen did coffee duty at St. Benedicts.




Monday October 30th-Winter Council at Horncastle.




Wednesday 4th October in Abbey Church Hall commencing at 2.15pmwhen Patsy Moore is taking our Quiet Hour.


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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