Clergy Notes — Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Mothers’ Union is one of the strongest organisations across the Anglican Communion.  It is especially vibrant in Africa, where members, who often wear uniform, take a prominent role in worship, teaching, pastoral care and practical service of those in need.  We are fortunate to have an MU branch here at St James’, albeit small in number, and it is with joy that three new members, including myself, will be enrolled at High Mass on this Mothering Sunday.

The Mothers’ Union vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.

Fr Kevin

Mission Statement

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organization which promotes the well-being of families worldwide. We achieve this by:

  • developing prayer and spiritual growth in families
  • studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society
  • resourcing our members to take practical action to improve conditions for families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live.

Aim
Our aim and purpose is to demonstrate the Christian Faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. Mothers’ Union members do this by working toward five objectives:

  • promoting and supporting marriage
  • encouraging parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • maintaining a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • promoting conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • helping those whose family life has met with adversity

Beliefs

  • We believe in the value of each individual and their unique qualities.
  • We believe in the value of relationships.
  • We believe in the value of the family in its many forms as a source of love and support for individuals and the basis for a caring community.

Mothers’ Union unites Christians of all ages across the world. Through prayer, campaigning and volunteering, members strengthen marriage and family life and bring about positive changes in their communities.