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,  July 4, members and other members of the Cluster went to Grimsby Minster to attend the Triennal Service. It was a wonderful day and a lovely service


As July 4 should have been our meeting day , we arranged to meet for an afternoon tea. After changing venues three times , members and husbands enjoyed the hospitality of Mike and Pauline Willingham in North Road. We raised £107 for the MU Summer of Hope Appeal.


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.



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.


Thursday, August 9 - Mary Sumner Day in the Village Hall at West Deeping, commencing with a short service at 10.00.a.m. followed by coffee etc and stalls. The Bourne Branch are running the Bring and Buy stall. All contributions would be appreciated.


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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