The Mothers’ Union from local parish level to international links has contributed so much to the life of the church and has enriched its ministry and mission in ways that could never be calculated.
Here are the aims and objectives of the Mothers’ Union.
- To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
- To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
- To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity
- To promote and support married life
Mothers’ Union meet on the last Monday of every month in Christ Church Halls. For more details, contact Hilary Scott on 07740 869 671
Here’s where Mothers’ Union are engaged
AFIA (Away from it all holidays) Life can be very stressful for many families. Through the Away From it All (AFIA) project Connor Diocese provides short breaks for families in need of time away from everyday life. Clergy and social workers can nominate suitable families.
MU members volunteer in the Child Contact Centres within the diocese. Contact Centres are safe and welcoming places where separated parents can meet with their children.
Patients admitted to hospital in an emergency situation find the wash bags prepared by our members very useful. Comfort packs are also supplied to relatives of patients in palliative care. These packs are also available to Women’s Refuge centres and the Rowan Centre at Antrim Area Hospital.
Sealable bags containing colouring or puzzle books and felt tips, crayons or colouring pencils provide support for older children attending A&E departments or paediatric wards.
Neonatal wards in local hospitals appreciate the many knitted/crochet garments, sheets and snugglies sewn for the little cribs. Knitted Comfort Teddies help support young children in A&E departments or paediatric wards. Fiddle muffs or blankets also give comfort to patients suffering from dementia.
Our members support their local and parish tots groups and creche facilities.