Welcome to the website of Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester.
What a joy it has been to meet up with family and friends even if it is outside and still socially distanced. ‘Normality’ is slowly returning but there is still the challenge of being aware of the need to wear masks, wash hands and distance from others. Whilst many are also still having to cope with worries about jobs, income, food and children in school.
The new vaccines are now, not only a reality, but are being rolled out across the age groups and the country to an ever increasing number of people. We pray that they may be effective in stopping the spread of covid, in all its variants, and in time bring about a return to the normality that we all crave.
But we can still offer, hope and a chance for others to know something of the love and peace of Christ by each day remembering in our prays our local communities, our national and local health services, our Government and our local councils. We must also bring before God those countries less fortunate than ourselves and pray that vaccines will be made available to all.
Our prayers at Midday, which we are encouraged to say individually, provides a time for us all to stop, focus on this and know that we are part of a worldwide community of faith, separated by time and distance but whose hands reach out across the world united in God’s Family.
Whilst we were unable to meet it was good to have Cathedral Prayers recorded for Facebook and YouTube, (click ‘Cathedral Prayers Video’ on the RHS panel’ of this page) – However the good news is that from July we will once again be back in the Cathedral for our Monthly Prayers.
We will also be holding our Diocesan Festival Service in the Cathedral on Thursday June 10th- this will also be live streamed to the Cathedral web page.
Thank you for visiting us. I pray the summer months will be a Blessing for you all especially as We celebrate the work and achievements of the Mothers’ Union over the past 145 years..
with love in Christ
President. May 2021
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.
[Where our video(s) includes music it is either acknowledged as part of the video or from “Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved” and used with permission CCl 122176/1995560]
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