A Prayer on the death of Prince Philip
Lord God We give thanks for the long life of Prince Philip, for all that he has contributed to our nation and beyond, and for his support of our Queen. We pray that he will be at rest trusting in the grace of God.
We remember before you Her Majesty the Queen and her family praying that they will know your comfort and strength in the days to come.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

With the change in the Government’s roadmap I’m sure we are all looking forward to be able to meet family and friends in some limited way and for Easter be able to join our churches physically or on-line. ‘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 varients, 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 communtiies, our national and local health services, our Government and 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.

Whilst we are still unable to meet for monthly Cathedral Prayers, the Cathedral is also returning to physical services which gives us the hope that we may return there soon, in the short term each Deanery will continue to record 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. May the Easter Season be a Bléssed and Happy celebration for everyone.

with love in Christ

Stella Roberts

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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