Each of our three Parishes has a Mothers Union, The Mothers’ Union (MU) is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members worldwide. The backbone of the MU is its worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are related by a commitment to marriage and family. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.
Workers also run the Literacy and Development Programme in Malawi, Sudan and Burundi. This programme enables learners to become literate and numerate as well as gaining skills in health, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and poverty alleviation.
The MU is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty. We are happy to be working in partnership with various organisations, including the United Nations and other ecumenical groups. With 3.6 million members working in 77 countries, the Mothers’ Union is passionate about caring for families all around the world. Now the organisation is not just or ‘mothers’, men and dads can join in too!
So what do we do?
Our work is threefold:
- A diverse range of MU projects meet the needs of individuals and families every day;
- Our policy work challenges root causes of injustice;
- All of our work is underpinned by our Christian faith;
For further national information, please visit the national Mother’s Union Web Site at: http://www.themothersunion.org/
Caldicot & Portskewett – this group meet together at Caldicot Church Hall the 1st Tuesday of each Month
Rogiet – meet at Rogiet Church Hall 2nd Monday of each Month
Meeting 3rd September will be a united service of Evensong in St Mary’s Church Hall Caldicot, Caldicot/Portskewett and Rogiet branches together with Caldicot Methodist Ladies
9th August at 2pm in St Mary’s Malpas a service of Songs of Praise to celebrate Mary Sumner Day, followed by afternoon tea
4th September 11am Eucharist at St Mary’s Priory Church Abergavenny to commission the new trustee board, the Worldwide President of Mothers Union, Sheran Harper will be attending.
15th to 17th October Annual Retreat at Ty Croeso, Llantarnam Abbey