Category Archives: mothers’ union

Tying up some ‘loose ends’

Lent was this year, a dark time. There was a lot of wrestling for me to do, and a lot of just getting through all sorts of anxieties and pain – mental and physical. My husband and I gave up on our … Continue reading

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How do you ‘find’ a spiritual director? A reflection on experience

I was asked recently (via Twitter) if I would be prepared to write about my experiences of seeking and finding a spiritual director. It would be for some work Revd Mark Godson, who is Director of the London Centre for … Continue reading

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Memories of Mfula – Eastern Cape South Africa 2006

Six years ago, when our son was nine, we travelled to Uganda and South Africa, partly to connect with Mothers’ Union members and see their work first-hand. Some while ago I was asked to share some details of a particular … Continue reading

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Changes – Because God Calls

Today formally marked the significant changes that are happening in my life. During a particularly God-filled Family Communion service this morning,  I was prayed for, (commissioned if you like), by trusted colleagues, friends and fellow members of St Peter’s, from … Continue reading

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Thank you Mothers’ Union for being part of the adventure

It is with some sadness, but also excitement about the future, that with effect from today Friday 20th July 2012, I am resigning my role as a Trustee of Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester. It’s been an amazing … Continue reading

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On being challenged by my new Bishop

I spent time recently finding and replaying two videos of our new Bishop of Winchester, Right Revd Tim Dakin. Nominally this was for the benefit of my father, but it led me to some reflections of various sorts. The first video … Continue reading

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When we are in the place that Jesus is – Psalm 51:10-17 and John 11:32-7

This week we started a short sermon series at St. Peter’s Yateley on the values of ‘being church’, the first of which focused on being ‘Broken Hearted’. It came at what is a time of hugely mixed emotions among our … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Union members living with the consequences of Joseph Kony

The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester (of which I’m currently a Trustee) is linked through the Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer to members in Kitgum, an area of Northern Uganda that lived for decades under the influence of … Continue reading

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Helping Children Deal with Grief

When my son was about six, one of those people with ‘grandmother’ status in our family died. My husband and I had discussed previously that we would explain clearly but simply to him what had happened. Our son was already … Continue reading

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An unusual Mothers’ Union banner – All Saints Minstead

Mothers’ Union banners are often seen in churches around the country. The older ones tend to show lilies, and/or a representation of Mary with Jesus. The more modern one’s often reflect images of modern family life, perhaps combined with the … Continue reading

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