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 1st November members enjoyed making cards with Mrs Susan Bellamy, Some members helped getting ready hand knitted baubles and stars, which we are going to use to decorate the Mothers' Union Christmas Tree for the Methodist Church Festival on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December.


We are providing £1 parcels to sell at the Christmas Fayre on the 2nd December in the Abbey Church Hall.


We are now preparingour programme for 2018. Several ideas have been put forward including Sue Ryder, Tool Bar, talk on Dementia, an Advent Quiet Hour, Lent Communion and a February lunch. If you would like to come along to our meeting, we meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Abbey Church Hall at 2.15pm (usually reminders are on the previous week's pew sheet. If you would like to know more about the Mothers' Union please contact Ann on 01778 423353.




Wednesday 6th December in  BourneAbbey Church commencing at 1.45pm (please note earlier time) when we will be joinedby members of Churches Together in Bourne, branch members, cluster membvers and children and carers from the Willoughby School.


Forward Diary Date. The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wendesday 10th January 2018 in the Abbey Church Hall commencing at 2.15pm. Please bring a momento with you to share with the other members.


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Yours Ann Northen.


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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