Since we are unable to meet in the Cathedral for monthly prayers, we suggest that you wear your badge and pause at 10:30am on the 1st Wednesday of each month, to pray, knowing that many other Mothers’ Union members will be praying at the same time.

It is hoped that each month the deanery who would have been leading Cathedral Prayers will compose a Prayer to be shared by all members in winchester. The Prayer for June:

Basingstoke Deanery
Thank you Lord that in this current climate you have provided us with so much beautiful weather that we may be able to occupy ourselves,
help us to really enjoy it and keep us free from worry.
We thank you for keeping so many of our friends and family safe and be blessed for all the technology we have to keep in touch with our loved ones.
Thank you also for all the people who are still working so that we can survive
All the supermarket staff
All the people delivering parcels and post
All the uniformed people, police, ambulance, fireman and the armed forces
All the teachers who have been looking after the small amount of children throughout these weeks
Thank you also for our government for their wisdom and constant news keeping us informed so that we can constantly adjust to a different way of life.
We also thank the refuse collectors who tirelessly keep our bins empty
We look forward to the day when we can be back together again.
May the joy of Christ come to fill our thankful hearts. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Revd. Arthur Botham
The Parish of Popley with Limes Park & Rooksdown St Gabriel

If you are looking for activities to do while you are confined to the house, you will find lots of resources on the central Mothers’ Union website. You can access them from this link here

If you are able to watch the film Edie  (I believe that it is available on Netflix, or you can purchase a DVD) you might also like to look at the companion booklet produced by Mothers’ Union. The link for that is here here

If you have suggestions about how we can connect better with our members during this period of isolation then please let me know.
Sue Murphy – Diocesan Secretary