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.



At the Abbey, the membership of the Mothers' Union is currently 35.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Church Hall, and everyone is welcome to come and join us. You do not need to be a mother or female, all that want to help and get involved are very welcome.


For our February meeting members, husbands and friends enjoyed a meal at the Wishing Well at Dyke. Proceeds of the raffle which was held, will go towards refurbishing the Mother and Toddler area in Church.


We continue to support the Boston Women‘s Aid and just before Christmas, due to the generosity of Johnson‘s Laundry we were able to take a car load of towels and bedding plus toiletries and Christmas goodies. If you are able to help with the giving of suitable items please contact me on 01778 423353. As we shall probably go nearer Easter with their eggs etc.


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 100 baskets have been delivered in the Lincoln Diocese.


We are still doing Coffee duties in St. Benedicts - Tuesday March 7th, Saturday June 10th and Thursday September 21st. We are always grateful for volunteers. This really needs 3 people to serve coffee etc.


You don‘t have to be a Mothers‘ Union member, everyone‘s help is most welcome.

Dates for your diary


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday March 1st Talk by Mrs Ann Lightfoot on the Food Bank. Commencing at 2.15.p.m. in the Abbey Church Hall.

Thursday March 2: Corporate Communion in Abbey Church 10am.

Friday March 3: Women’s World Day of Prayer. 2pm at the Roman Catholic Church in St. Gilbert's Road Bourne.

Tuesday March 12:  Coffee Duty St Benedict’s, Lincoln-See above.

Monday March 27: Lady Day at St. Firmins, Thurlby commencing at 2.30pm.



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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