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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…
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.
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.
Mothers’ Union members support the parents whose children stay at the JR Hospital in Oxford in a variety of ways. (more…)
When parts of our diocese were badly flooded, we wanted to make some kind of immediate response to help those who were suffering.
Activity quilts, or “Fiddle Pinnies” can help maintain finger skills, provide stimulation and conversation topics for those suffering with Dementia. (more…)
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.
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.
Neonatal hospital units use these quilts in a variety of ways. (more…)
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.
Please see the documents and letter from Rosie, (a member from the Churn branch), below for some ideas on fundraising…