Mothers’ Union

Mothers' Union
Christian Care For Families

Mothers’ Union At St Chad

What 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 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.

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.

For further information visit www.byebuychildhood.org or for information about The Mothers’ Union www.themothersunion.org.

St Chad’s branch meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month. Parishioners and friends are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Further information from the Branch Leader Elizabeth Johnson:

Tel: 0113 278 7990

Email: elizabetheden@ntlworld.com

 

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