Home » Resources

Category Archives: Resources

2020 Diocesan Prayer

Here is our prayer for 2020…

Faithful God,
we praise you for your steadfast love and the truth of your eternal word;
the rock on which we build our lives.
Give us new hope and the confidence to trust your promises,
that as we reach out in loving service to families both near and far,
we will find you already ahead of us,
bringing your Kingdom into being,
in every community,
in every family,
in every heart.
Amen

The prayer is available to print as 4 to a page

This file is designed to be printed double sided (if your printer has the option, “flip on the long side”)

2020 Diocesan prayer 4 to a page

 

 

Resources from the General Meeting

Please use the link below to access all the resources from this year’s General Meeting in Portsmouth, including Sheran’s and Bev’s address.

 

General Meeting Resources

2020 Theme – “Building Hope and Confidence” Resources

Please click below to access all the resources for our 2020 Theme

Building Hope and Confidence

Membership Form 2019

The membership form for 2019 can be downloaded here

Calendar of Intercessions 2019

The new Diocesan Intercession Calendar for next year can be found by clicking the link below. It is also in the centre pages of the 2018 Autumn edition of Focus.

2019 Intercession Calendar

Hospital Project – donation items update

Thank you all for your continued support for our Hospital Project. There have been some changes at Ronald McDonald House at the John Radcliffe so here is an update on how we can support them more effectively.

A big thank you to all who knitted blankets for the cots. Please do not make any more until further notice as they have more than enough for now. You can still make baby quilts.

What is needed:

  • Mini Toiletries only – shower gel, soap, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. All toiletry items should be unused.
  • Toothbrushes – single packs of toothpaste – small-sized
  • Shaving kits – a razor and a small pack of shaving foam/gel
  • Coffee – jars and tins of any size (not just single sachets)
  • hot chocolate and other drinks – jars of any size (not just single sachets)
  • Biscuits – small packs only
  • washing powder – any brand!
  • New magazines

Please do NOT send Tea, Sugar and cleaning products any more.

A new facility is planned for parents at the JR. Once this is built things will change again and I will let you know how we can support the families.

Treasured memory Kits are always needed – these can be bought on Amazon (please use Amazon Smile so that Mothers’ Union benefits too!).

Please search for ‘Mybabylog Inkless Wipe Hand and Footprint Kit’ when you want to purchase them (current price £4.99).

The above list can be downloaded to be printed off here

Help please! Knitting for JR Hospital

There is a need for some knitting for the chaplains at the John Radcliffe Hospital; small knitted squares with crosses on and some larger shawls. Get in touch with Alison Bennett and she will collect them once you have finished them and sewn in a Mothers’ Union label.

It is important that you pray while you are knitting these, there is a sheet with prayers on for you to use. Please see below for the leaflet of patterns and prayers…

Knitting pattern leaflet

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

Postcards for sending inside or outside Oxford Diocese

Do you visit churches outside of our diocese, maybe when you are on holiday? Why not leave one of these postcards next time?

We also have a different set of cards to leave in churches within the diocese.

They have been produced specifically to be given outside of Oxford diocese; there will be separate ones for within our diocese issued shortly.

The file below has four cards, and is designed to be printed double sided (“flip on short edge) on card.

Postcards to send outside Oxford Diocese

Postcards to send inside Oxford Diocese

What’s New

Upcoming Events

  1. Abingdon Branch

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

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

    March 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Spring Meeting

    March 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Windsor Branch

    March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Verse of the Day

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.