Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Peterborough includes the northern part of Peterborough, the whole of Northamptonshire and Rutland
Being a parent is both a joy and a challenge. It is a very important role, but one for which we have little preparation.
Mothers’ Union members play a part, through prayer and action, to support family life in their local community and throughout the world. We share the good news of the Gospel and enjoy fun and fellowship. Our work varies across the diocese – wherever there is need.
Working with our clergy in our churches
We support our clergy in their ministry and mission
MU members are involved in all church roles, lay ministry, reading, leading intercessions, serving, acting as vergers, parish administration etc
We pray for all ministry for children and young people, and where possible take an active role. This may involve Sunday School, Tiny Tots services, Messy Church, Open the book.
Branches usually meet monthly and always involve a service or act of worship
We run additional services e.g. Lady Day, Mary Sumner Day
Pastoral support for MU members and others in the church
Helping those who need our help;
Sewing and knitting, preferably for local needs
Continuing help at the Daylight centre, Wellingborough which MU set up
We have a diocesan prayer chain
We are involved in local Foodbanks.
Away from it all holidays and days out can be supported for families
The lunch club in Kettering provides meals and activities for poorer children during the holidays
Christmas cards for prisoners in Peterborough
10p on Tuesdays and other fun events.
We raise about 10k per year to support diocesan work and our worldwide role
We also help with church fundraising
16 Days of Activism Against worldwide Gender-Based Violence