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 Thursday 9 August several members joined with the Cluster at West Deeping Village Hall to celebrate Mary Sumner Day. We started the day at 10am with a short service taken by Canon David Staples, our Cluster Chaplain. The Bourne branch organised the bring and buy stall, there was a raffle and members served coffee and tea. A profit of £131 was made on the day. Thanks to all who contributed to this event.


We meet in the Abbey Church Hall on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.15p.m. unless otherwise stated. Reminders go on the Pew sheet. Visitors are 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 September 5 - Branch meeting in the Abbey Church Hall, 2.15pm, when we will walk the Labyrinth with Kate Brown.

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.


Friday, September 21 - We shall be doing our last duty at St.Benedict's. If any members of the congregation would like to go please let Ann know on 01778 423353.


Wednesday, October 3 - Bourne branch are hosting the Cluster lunch in the Abbey Church Hall midday for 12.30pm, cost £10 for two courses. (NB This is our normal meeting day).


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


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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