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Away from it All Holidays

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What we do

Mothers’ Union is specially concerned with families and family life; whether that is 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

Angel Pockets

Knitting for JR Hospital

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.

Bullingdon Prison is supported by providing over 1000 Christmas cards each year, so that each prisoner is given one. This may be the only Christmas card that a prisoner receives. This initiative was started by John Richards, who was a Church Army Officer as well as a Mothers’ Union member. Also Mothering Sunday cards are given to the younger prisoners so they can send a card to their mothers on this special day.

Hospital Project

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

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…)

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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Upcoming Events

  1. Chesham Branch

    October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Abingdon Branch

    November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Caversham Branch

    November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Milton under Wychwood Branch

    November 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Windsor Branch

    November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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