There has been a branch of the Mothers’ Union at St Stephen’s for over 100 years. Today’s members continue to support Christian family life with prayer, as well as practically and financially, both locally, at a Diocesan level, and worldwide.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the each month at 2.15pm in the Church Hall. At these meetings, we have a speaker or a discussion of a topical social policy, e.g. the commercialisation of childhood linking to the Mothers’ Union “Bye, Bye Childhood” campaign. In June, we usually have an outing. There is an evening Supper followed by Compline in July. August is a social month and we have almost created a tradition of going out for Fish & Chips. The Diocese holds an Advent service in Canterbury Cathedral, where we meet friends old and new. Throughout the year, we visit other local branches.
A Toddler Group (Nutkins) meets on Friday mornings in the Church Hall during term time under the umbrella of the St Stephen’s Mothers’ Union branch.
All of this is underpinned with prayer. Once a year we specially gather for our “slot” to remember members in linked Dioceses in a Wave of Prayer worldwide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Like to know more? Then click on to the Mothers’ Union website — www.mothersunion.org
Members of the Mothers’ Union from Uganda visit the St Stephen’s Mothers’ Union branch