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Welcome to the website of Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester.

For details of our response to Covid-19, together with prayers, please click here

The Mothers’ Union in Winchester Diocese is a small part of a Worldwide Christian membership Charity with 4 million members in 84 countries.

We are privileged to be the ‘home’ of the Mothers’ Union which started with the vision of Mary Sumner, over 140 years ago, in the village of Old Alresford some 8 miles from the City of Winchester, once the ancient capital of England.  The Cathedral, with its inspiring architecture, is at the heart of the City and the Diocese.  Mary Sumner is buried in the Cathedral Grounds – an area known as ‘paradise’.

We hope you will find more about our organisation locally and the work and projects we are involved with on this site. There are also resources which we hope will help you individually an?d in your branches. There is also a link to the Worldwide Mothers’ Union website where you will find information about the Mother’s Union works internationally.

For Morning, Evening and Night Prayer for  the Day from the C of E please see our Post on the right panel of this page. 

A Prayer for us all at this time:
God of compassion, be close to those who are ill,
afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

It goes without saying that we are all  experiencing unprecedented demands on how we live our lives, from children at home, to jobs, to concerns over health and the NHS – one could go on – but as  a community of faith based on Prayer perhaps we can offer, in some small way, a chance for others to know something of the love and peace of Christ by each day praying for our local communtiies, for our national health services, for our Government and for our local councils – Our midday prayers might be the opportunity for us all to focus on this.

That being said it is a stressful time for everyone,  particularly for relationships – a comment overheard ‘we need a bit of space its only been a couple of days and we’ve spent more time with one another than we do on holiday! – perhaps the article here might be of interest.

Iif you would like to contact us, for any reason, please ‘click’ HOME on the menu at the top of this page and then ‘Contact us’

Finally since we are unable to meet for Cathedral Prayers for the forseable future please see ‘Monthly Prayers’ here

Thank you for visiting us.
with love in Christ

Stella Roberts
President

25 March 2020