MOTHERS' UNION in COVENTRY
Members meet at least monthly in either the morning, afternoon or evening. A number of different topics, discussions and activities are covered across the diocese. There is prayer, support, fellowship and project work for all to be involved in.
We raise thousands of pounds to support local MU projects and our overseas work. And there is a lot more giving of our time and talents to help across all our projects. Volunteering is great fun and always rewarding.
Our fundraising activities include coffee mornings, collections from services, social evenings, charity theatre trips, dinners, safari suppers and pudding parties.
Part of the Province of Canterbury which has 60,000 members in 29 dioceses, from Truro in the far south-west, to Lincoln and Leicester in the northern most dioceses of the province. The province is the largest in the British Isles, incorporating about half of Britain's Mothers' Union membership.
Mothers' Union Diocese of Coventry is linked with:-
AKOT in South Sudan
South West Tanganyika in Tanzania
Nigeria - Aba and Irele-Ese-Odo
Cuttack in India
Partner of the Community of the Cross of Nails
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Vision: is that God's love is shown in the world through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.
Mission: To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.
Values: Mothers' Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos. Its governance, leadership, and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members around the world as they respond to God's call to faith and action.
Our Objectives and Beliefs can be found here.
1828 Mary Heywood was born in Swinton, near Manchester, into a wealthy and cultured family. Her father was a banker and a scholarly man. Her mother's family owned land in two counties. Mary grew up in the beautiful surroundings of Hope End, in Herefordshire. Educated at home she spoke three foreign languages and became a very accomplished singer.
Yet what she valued when she reminisced about her family home was its Christian atmosphere.
Mary Elizabeth Sumner the founder of Mothers' Union and herself a mother of three, was all too aware of the burdens and responsibilities of parenting; of the feelings of inadequacy that could swamp young mothers. Read more about her ...