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

I’m sure that we were all looking forward to a New Year with some return to ‘normality’ but for all of us there is the challenge of being in lockdown again with all the uncertainties and challenges that that brings for everyone, whether its how we live and organise our lives, or how we care and provide for children not at school, or new concerns over work and jobs, businesses, our own health and the NHS.

The development of the new vaccines, which we had heard so much about, are now a reality and being administered to an ever increasing number of people. We pray that they may be effective in stopping the spread of covid and in time bring about a return to the normality that we all crave.

But we too can still offer, in some small way, hope and 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 and local health services, for our Government and for our local councils.
Our prayers at Midday, which we are all 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.

As we are still unable to meet for monthly Cathedral Prayers, for the forseable future, each Deanery is recording a video {see footnote to this page} which can be viewed on our Facebook page and youtube, to follow the Mothers’ Union Cathedral Prayers click ‘Cathedral Prayers Video’ on the RHS panel’ of this page.

Thank you for visiting us.
with love in Christ

Stella Roberts
President

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.

[Where our video(s) includes music it is taken from “Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved” and used with permission  CCl 122176/1995560]

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