St Chad's Church
|St Chad's Church|
Branch meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month. Parishioners and friends are welcome to attend any of our meetings.
As part of ongoing collecting projects we are now collecting for local food banks. Tins or packets are suitable. Please bring to the meetings where a box will be available for this donation. We are also still collecting toiletries for Women Aid.
St Chad's Mothers Union News
Our next meeting is on :
The day of prayer begins in Samoa. Then, as the earth rotates, a great wave of prayer sweeps across the Pacific, continuing through Asia, rolling on to Africa and across Europe. Then across the Atlantic to America and on to the Pacific again. A truly world wide day of prayer. We thank God that we have the privilege of sharing in this precious gift of prayer and pray that it will continue to bind women together throughout the world in the love of Christ.
12 March "The MU taught me to write & count". A talk by Janet Carter ( vice-president for Ripon & Leeds Mothers’ Union).
25 March. Lady Day Deanery Service at St Stephen’s Kirkstall at 2pm.
Further information from the Branch Leader Elizabeth Johnson 01132787990 firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome. We will also be collecting toiletries for Women's Aid and donations for ‘Make a Mother's Day'
| What or who is the Mothers' Union?
The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 81 countries worldwide. The backbone of the MU is its worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their back ground they are committed to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time generously to help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns or fundraising. Here at St Chad's our group supports the Toddler Group and coffee on a Thursday morning after the 10.30 service.
The Mothers' Union also employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from the local area, so they speak the local languages, understand the culture and customs. They will also have firsthand experience of the problems their neighbours face. MU workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community.
Locally the MU support the visitors centre at Leeds Prison, we also knit balaclavas for Mission to Seafarers and bonnets and jackets for the premature babies units at LGI and St James'. Every week a branch of MU from Ripon and Leeds say midday prayers at Ripon Cathedral on a Thursday. We also provide an east coast holiday home for deserving or needy families. One campaign the MU has been involved in is ‘Bye-buy childhood'. This aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action.