Former Central President, Rachel Nugee has passed away

Mothers’ Union has received news that former Central President, Rachel Nugee died peacefully on Tuesday 11th August 2015.  We give thanks to God for Rachel’s life and for all that she enabled Mothers’ Union to achieve, especially during her time as Central President. 

Rachel served as Central President from 1977 – 1982. She was especially active in ensuring that the Mothers’ Union ‘Social Concerns Committee’ was effective in finding support and solutions for difficulties faced by one-parent families, the homeless, tackling violence in marriage, and more.  She was passionate about advocating the value of Mothers’ Union to governments, achieving wider recognition and respect for the organisation. Rachel also remained an active and knowledgeable voice on our Worldwide Council for many years after her term of office as president. 

On behalf of the membership, our current Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey, has been in contact with Rachel’s family through two of her sons, Andrew and Richard and has been able to encourage them with the many ways Rachel was inspirational to members over the years, and how thankful Mothers’ Union is for her service, her wisdom, her faithfulness and total dedication to the vision and mission of our organisation. 

The funeral of Past Central President Rachel Nugee will take place at 2pm on 14th September at Hampstead Parish Church, London. The family would be delighted to welcome Mothers’ Union members at the funeral.  

We remember Rachel with thanksgiving and gratitude and remember too her family at this sad time as they face a new journey without her.