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Autumn Meeting & AGM – CHANGE OF VENUE

Please note that our Autumn meeting will now be held at Christ Church, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PL.

Please see this Event listing for more information

Families First Changes and FAQ

Families First is to undergo some changes in 2019.

They are responding to members’ feedback to make Families First more focused on faith, key family issues for Christians today and on the work of Mothers’ Union. They will be producing four substantial magazines a year from 2019 with this updated content.

The changes will also reduce the burden on branch administration as members will subscribe directly with Mary Sumner House. In addition, it will save branches time and effort as Families Worldwide (our prayer diary) is distributed through Families First.

This document may help with any queries you may have.

Here is a form for new subscribers; please encourage members to subscribe to this new version of Families First, it’s only £10 a year!

130th Anniversary Service

  • Presidents and cake
  • Maureen
  • Banners
  • Banners
  • Banners processing
  • Bishop Steven with Peter Butler
  • Alison, Denise and Bishop Andrew

On 14th July over 200 members gathered at Dorchester Abbey to give thanks for the work of Mothers’ Union in Oxford Diocese over the past 130 years, and to look forward to the challenges ahead.

It was members picnic in the Abbey groundsa glorious day, many of us took advantage of the weather and enjoyed a picnic in the Abbey grounds before exploring the Abbey using the very well presented Prayer Walk leaflet.Banners processing

During the service, many banners were processed and we listened to two wonderful pieces of music especially written for our Mothers’ Union.

Bishop StevenBishop Steven preached on the text “The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few: therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10.2), and we also heard about some of our diocesan projects and prayer links.

RefreshmentsAfterwards we enjoyed tea, soft drinks and a superb celebratory cake before setting off home, refreshed in body and spirit.

Many thanks to all those involved in making this day a wonderful celebration of Mothers’ Union in our diocese.

Here is a copy of Bishop Steven’s sermon.

Membership Form 2018

The new membership form with our 2018 subscriptions is available here…

Three ways to share your care 2018

130th Reflection Activities

Please click the links below for details of the activities used in the 130th Anniversary reflection sessions.

Pass on the celebration

Cross activity leaders notes

Cross activity instructions

Praying Through The Day – printable resource

Praying Through the Day bookPlease click on the link below to download our “Praying Through The Day” resource for families.

This resource offers simple ideas for praying with young children and as a family.

Praying Through The Day

There are extra copies of some of the pages available to print here…

Praying Through The Day additional resources

Bicester Area Quiet Evening

On the 10thApril the Curate at St Edburgs Church, April Beckerleg, led our Deanery Quiet evening. April laid out stations for reflection around the church which were enjoyed by all. This was followed by refreshment.

MULOA Prayer

MULOA LogoMay God enable us to become the people he has called us to be and,
in everything we do, may our lives honour the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord.
May he inspire us and move us to action
so that we fulfil his will in response to his amazing grace,
so freely given to the world.

Amen

Oxford Mothers’ Union 130th Anniversary Logo

Please click on the link below to download our 130th anniversary logo. It will open in a new window or tab on your browser; right click and choose “Save image” to save the logo onto your computer.

This can be used in place of our usual diocesan logo throughout this year, not just for advertising 130th anniversary events.

130th Anniversary Logo

2018 Intercession Calendar

The Intercession calendar, which was printed in the Winter edition of Focus is also available to download from our prayer resources page.

What’s New

Upcoming Events

  1. Chesham Branch

    September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Bodicote Branch

    September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Hughenden Branch

    October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Abingdon Branch

    October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Caversham St Andrew’s Branch

    October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Verse of the Day

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” — Hebrews 10:35-36 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.