Office hours

For the time being the office will only be open on Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Subs for 2021

A bi-yearly magazine will now be included in the subscription instead of Families First.

Subs for 2021 have been agreed by the Trustees based on information from Mary Sumner House. This includes Roundabout.

Annual Meeting

Our Annual meeting will take place on Zoom on October 22nd.

MU Chaplain

Kay will make a presentation to Katie of a small gift in token of our appreciation of her working with us. Rev. Rosemary Franklin has kindly offered to cover this position until it is filled.

Wave of Prayer

September 3rd - 5th. The timetable and service for this are the same as last year. Details can be found under Prayer and Resources. Consider using Zoom if you are unable to meet.

AFIA day raffle

Three members of the Trustee board, including Kay, met in the office to draw the Raffle on Saturday 18th. Due to your generosity we were able to draw for 18 prizes. Congratulations to all who won something. Maggie and Kate are beginning to arrange holidays again.

Mary Sumner Day

The Mary Sumner Day Picnic at Hucclecote will not be happening.

Maybe you could meet somewhere with some branch members. Cirencester MU will be streaming a service at 10am on 9th August to which you are all invited. Rev. Rosemary Franklin will preside and Pat Harris will be giving an address. You can reach it through Cirencester Parish website .

Corvid-19

The May Council and May Retreat have both been cancelled, as has the AFIA day in July. More information is given in the letter sent out from Kay and the trustees. See letter May2020 .

See also latest letter from Kay here .

There are many ideas on things that you can do on the Central Mothers' Union website resources.

All are welcome to join Midday Prayers live on Mothers' Union Facebook page at 12:00 noon daily. They can be watched later as well.

Theme resources

Useful resources relating to this year's theme of "Building hope and confidence" can now be downloaded from the Resources page.

Office days

From January the MU Office will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays instead of Monday and Thursday.

Fundraising for AFIA

Helen King's fundraising rowing challenge has raised £ 1,210 for AFIA. Thank you to Helen and to all who supported her.

Shopping online

When shopping online, you can raise much needed funds for us at no extra cost to you by using Easyfundraising or Amazon smile. Instructions for how to do this are here .

Theme for 2020

The theme for 2020 is Building Hope and Confidence

A revised Calendar for 2020 can now be downloaded from the Resources page.

Subs for 2020

Subs for 2020 have been agreed by the Trustees based on information from Mary Sumner House. This includes Roundabout and Families Worldwide.

We are a subscription based mission society because we have a structure to maintain which sustains the projects we run. Without subscriptions, so much of which we are proud to own would not exist.

Each subscriber member helps to support Mothers' Union; each member is valued for their prayers, their practical and financial support.

Gift Aid

Please remember that if you pay tax you can Gift Aid your subscription, please download a form, ask your Branch Treasurer or ring the MU Office on 01452 528621.

A Gift Aid form is available to download from the Resources page. This includes future donations as well as the current year.

Diocesan Members

The apllication/renewal form for those who wish to be Diocesan members can be downloaded from the resources page

Craft ideas

Two new patterns have been added to Resources. These are for making Twiddle-muffs and End of Life Property Pouches. The latter can be delivered to the office.

Diaries

The order form for next year's diaries and calendars can be downloaded from the Resources page.

Elections

Kay Hensley has been elected as our Diocesan President for this Triennial, and Olga Gibbons and Kate Thompson as our Vice- Presidents.

Trustees for this triennial have been appointed and their names and photographs are on the Trustees page.

New Chaplain

Revd Katie Richardson from Cirencester has been appointed as the new Diocesan Mothers' Union chaplain and was commissioned on April 13th by Bishop Rachel.

Office move

The Mothers' Union office moved on 21st November 2017 to 7A Millers Green, GL1 2BN Phone and email are unchanged.

Mid-day Prayers

Mid day prayers, held monthly in the Cathedral, will return to the Lady Chapel in 2018

Posters

There are now a few posters about Mothers' Union on the Resources page which can be downloaded.

Fundraising

Before general shopping online, sign up to Easyfundraising http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mugloucester so that Gloucester MU gets a donation every time you shop.

Craft Projects

Patterns are on the Resources page for the different craft projects that we support; the Cross-in-your-pocket for use in prisons and baby blankets for HOPE. Finished items can be sent to the MU office.

Documents

See the Resources page for documents from the Office which you can download, including the Wave of Prayer timetable.