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Mothers’ Union is specially concerned with families and family life; whether that is campaigning for flexible working arrangements, supporting parents of children staying in hospital or arranging holidays for families under stress, our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.

In this section you will be able to learn more about some of the areas we are involved in within the diocese, and also a little of what Mothers’ Union in the UK and further afield are doing. Click on the links below to find out more…

Away from it All Holidays

Hospital Project

Activity Quilts for people with Dementia

Twiddle muffs

Quilts for hospital neonatal units

Foodbank recipes

Members have put together some simple recipes for people who only have emergency food items available. They are very tasty and make nutritious meals for any family. These can be downloaded in our Resources section.

Starving Students Survival Guide – recipes, hints and tips for eating well away from home

This can also be downloaded as a printable booklet here.

Bereavement Books

Schools in Newport Pagnell have benefited from boxes of books aimed to help children cope with bereavement. The list of books can be downloaded here.

Away from it All Holidays

AFIA logoAway from it all – that’s what it’s all about. (more…)

Hospital Project

Mothers’ Union members support the parents whose children stay at the JR Hospital in Oxford in a variety of ways. (more…)

Diocesan Emergency Fund

When parts of our diocese were badly flooded, we wanted to make some kind of immediate response to help those who were suffering.

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Activity Quilts for People with Dementia

Activity quilts, or “Fiddle Pinnies” can help maintain finger skills, provide stimulation and conversation topics for those suffering with Dementia.Lady with activity quilt (more…)

Starving Students Survival Guide

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You’ve unpacked your stuff, found the kitchen and now you are entering into unknown territory; cooking!

We hope that this guide will help you to eat well while you are away from home. In it you will find hints and tips on shopping for food, how to get your “five a day”, and some basic recipes.

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Twiddle Muffs

Try knitting something different – and useful! Making Twiddle Muffs are a great way to help people with dementia exercise their fingers. Have a go in your branches using this pattern from MU Chester Diocese. You can even ask your local “Knit and Natter” group to make them as a community project. Finished items are welcomed at Care Homes for residents with dementia, anxiety or recovering from strokes.

 

Quilts for hospital neonatal units

Neonatal quiltNeonatal hospital units use these quilts in a variety of ways. (more…)

Angel Pockets Knitting Pattern

Mothers’ Union members in the diocese of Chester produce Angel Pockets which are used in hospital labour suites. These little pocket wraps are used on the sad occasion when babies are stillborn.

The pocket is knitted in 4 sizes, using wool no thicker than 4 ply, in white or any pastel colour. 3 ply or 2 ply is fine especially for the smaller sizes.

The pattern can be downloaded here

Fundraising Ideas

Please see the documents and letter from Rosie, (a member from the Churn branch), below for some ideas on fundraising…

Letter from Rosie with ideas for Christmas fundraising

Christmas Poster

Ringathon sponsor form

Let’s Toddle for AFIA

What’s New

Upcoming Events

  1. Hughenden Branch

    October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Tilehurst St Michael’s Branch

    October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Chesham Branch

    October 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Newport Pagnell Branch

    November 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Abingdon Branch

    November 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” — Psalm 51:12 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.