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Mothers' Union

There are over 4 million members of the Mothers' Union in 83 countries. Mothers' Union celebrated it's 140th Anniversary in 2016. Oakworth Mothers' Union are proud to have a local branch in the village.

 

LATEST NEWS: on Tuesday 4th December at 2pm. The Mothers' Union will be visiting All Saints in Bingley for the Mothers' Union Advent Service.

 

OAKWORTH MOTHERS' UNION information and contacts: Meet every fortnight on Tuesdays. You are most welcome to join our local branch. CONTACT: Sharon Quinn, Branch Leader Tel. 01535 643851. Or: Pam Aston, Bradford Trustee and Training Officer Tel. 01535 642868.
Other useful links for further information about the Mothers' Union:

www.facebook.com/MothersUnion          https://twitter.com/MothersUnion

Locally:  Activities include: Knitting Teddies for hospitals, police and fire brigade (they use these to help to calm children where necessary); Helping with reading in schools; Supporting needy families in need of a holiday; Joining in prayer chains and national campaigns around the world. See below for the latest Mothers' Union National Campaign. The Mothers' Union has 3000 members across the Diocese of Leeds.

Nationally: Latest global Mothers' Union Campaign 2018 -
There will be a NATIONAL 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.
From November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10th December (International Human Rights Day). The Oakworth Mothers' Union are hoping to raise awareness in support of this campaign.

Internationally: Works to serve Christ and financially support initiatives throughout the world. The Mothers' Union works to bring justice and better conditions to where there is a need in our society. Support and improve family life. 

      

What is Mothers' Union? The Mothers' Union is a Christian charity began by Mary Sumner, a vicar's wife, more than 100 years ago. There are over 4 million members of the Mothers' Union in 83 countries.

Mothers' Union begins every year in a 'Wave of Prayer'.
"The Mothers’ Union’s 3000 members across the diocese will be lighting candles and praying for fellow members as the diocese takes its turn in  a world-wide ‘Wave of Prayer’. From 8th-10th January the Diocese of Leeds Mothers’ Union will be picking up the baton from the Diocese of Norwich and taking part in a continuous 24/7 prayer commitment for branches around the world which began in 1921. Special services will be held in Mothers’ Union branches and diocesan MU members will be asked to particularly pray for the Diocesan link branches in Rwanda, Nigeria, Lesotho and the Soloman Islands. http://www.leeds.anglican.org/news/three-thousand-mu-members-take-part-wave-prayer

Mothers' Union celebrated it's 140th Anniversary in 2016.
"140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children in the Christian faith, we have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and men – in over 80 countries of the world." (From the Mothers' Union National website).


Mothers' Union Quiet Time 2018
Time for quiet, reflection, prayer with God

Mothers' Union Banner
The Diocese of Leeds Mothers' Union Banner

Mothers' Union trip to Saltaire
A trip to Salts Mill with David Hockney art and Devil's chocolate cake!