Mothers’ Union is a global organisation with over 4 million members living out their Christian concern for family life in their own communities in 83 different countries.
The regions of Mothers’ Union work are defined using the same pattern as that of the Anglican Church, within which it was originally formed, which is why we are Mothers’ Union in the ‘Diocese of Winchester’.
Every family is formed by a network of relationships where some members have particularly close relationships, and the same is true of the Mothers’ Union family; each diocese which has Mothers’ Union members is linked closely with a small group of other Mothers’ Union diocese around the globe, so that they get to know each other particularly well. They can they pray for each other, and if appropriate support each other in more practical ways, and occasionally with visits. Each small group of diocese are also at the centre of the daily prayers of all members for a few days each year, forming what we call our ‘Wave of Prayer’.
These ‘links’ have recently been reviewed and from January 2015, Mothers’ Union members in the Diocese of Winchester have been linked in this way with fellow members in Mauritius, Indian Ocean; Kericho, Kenya; Katsina, Nigeria; Kumasi, Ghana and Nandyal, India.
Together we are at the centre of the ‘Wave of Prayer’ from 12th – 14th January each year.
The new ‘Wave of Prayer;’ Service reflecting these changes can be downloaded from the resource pages.
More information about these five specific diocese is available through the these linked pages.
Historically the Anglican Diocese of Winchester has been linked with the Anglican Province of Burma (now Myanmar) since 1877, and with the old Province of Uganda (now divided into the provinces of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo) since 1977.
Some local groups of Mothers’ Union members within the Diocese of Winchester maintain active links with members in these countries, or maintain other international links that have often developed via personal contacts.
All information relating to our links is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing, but situations can change quickly and communications can be difficult with some areas of the world, meaning that news can seem a little out of date.