MOTHERS’ UNION LENT LUNCHES- All are Welcome
Every Friday during Lent there will be Stations of the Cross in St Mary & St Helen at 12 noon. At 12.30pm we have our Lent Lunches consisting of home-made soup and French bread. We invite donations of at least £3 each and all the proceeds will go to the Mothers’ Union Relief Fund which provides worldwide aid to refugees and people in areas of disaster and civil wars. Please support us in raising money and enjoy a good lunch and fellowship.
NEXT MEETING Tues 13th Mar 2pm in St Michael’s
Our guest speaker is Ashleigh Askwith who will be sharing with us her thoughts on being a Curate’s wife. Visitors are always welcome. Angela
At our February meeting our guest speaker was Alan Johnson MBE. He spoke passionately about the local charity ‘Northern Lights’. Which sends terminally ill children to Lapland. It has been supported over the last 30 years by various sponsors.
Also fund raising events such as Marathons, abseiling and ladies evenings.
The 20 who go to Lapland are children between 6 and 10 years old. They have life threatening illnesses such as Cancer, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and diabetes. They need £2.500 for each child.
Alan explained that these trips had many benefits for these children. Mainly that they had renewed vigour for life making them ready to continue with the fight against their disease.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 13th March at St Michaels at 2pm. Our speaker is Ashleigh Asquith. Speaking about ‘her life as a Curates wife’.
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mother's Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthing and support of marrage and family life. Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world . In Jesus name. Amen
Mothers Union (Neston Branch)
Mothers union in Neston is part of a worldwide organisation with approximately four million members in eighty one countries.
We have over fifty members in our branch and meet on the second Wednesday of the month in St Michael’s church on Marshlands Road at 2pm. (any alterations to date, time or venue will be published in the weekly ‘Prayer in Action’ or via website. New members are always welcome.
Mothers union was established in 1876 by a vicar’s wife Mary Sumner. When her first child was born she was overwhelmed by what she saw as the awesome responsibility of parents, not only in caring for their children’s physical well being but also their spiritual nurture and growth.
Later she formed a small group of local women, offering mutual support and help in rearing their families. From such a small beginnings she could never have imagined the extent in which Mothers Union has grown today.
The aim of the Mothers Union is the advancement of Christian faith in the sphere of marriage and family life. Mothers Union offers friendship. Care and unconditional love to thousands of women and men throughout the world, offering a life-line to many families. It is a praying, teaching and caring society open to both men and women who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and support its aims.
Locally, as part of the Parish of Neston, we raise money to support ongoing projects worldwide, support, which is underpinned with prayer.
The Literary Programme is one such project, changing the lives of hundreds of people as they learn to read and write and are then able to work to support their own families. Many start up their own small businesses: an impossible task if you can’t read or write.
Nearer home, another project provides needy families with a holiday. For those of us who take holidays for granted it’s easy to forget that others, even in our own country, the shortest break is impossible on a tight budget.
For further information contact: Branch Leader Pat Clark 336 3759