Since 1876, Mothers’ Union has shared God’s love for the world by encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage and family life in all its variety. Exeter Diocese MU started in 1876, and Chudleigh Branch met for the first time in 1886.
- Publicity leaflet about Exeter Diocese Mothers Union
- Reaching out in love and service
- MU Matters
- Nickie’s notes
- Families worldwide -prayer diary
- See Chudleigh News for Monthly Update
- Contact Details
Reaching out in love and service
Mothers’ Union is an international Christian membership charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries throughout the world. We aim to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. We are the largest lay-led Christian organisation in the world, called the best-kept secret in the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
We are working with people of all faiths and none to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning
Our aims and objectives are:
- To promote and support married life
- To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
- To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
- To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity
Our vision is of a world where Gods love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling.
Mothers Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none. Mothers Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration. Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.
The Mothers’ Union Prayer
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus’ name.
As a young woman, our founder Mary Sumner took a special interest in women and their families. When she started meeting with mothers of her parish in 1876, Mary wrote the first Mothers’ Union prayer. Her words are still an inspiration for us today.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
All this day, O Lord,
let me touch as many lives as possible for thee;
and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken,
whether through the word I speak,
the prayer I breathe,
or the life I live.
MU Matters is the newsletter for Exeter Diocese Mothers’ Union. It is usually published twice a year, in the Spring and the Autumn, and contains news and articles about what is happening in our area. It is not being produced at the moment, since because of the pandemic there is nothing to report on or to advertise, but click below for the last three issues. If you have any queries or suggestions, or you would like to contribute material when it is published again, please contact the Editor, Nicky Over, on 01626 852668, email@example.com, or write to Orchard Court, Station Hill, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 0EE.
To see previous MU Matters, please click on the links below:
Current issue spring 2020 View as a flip book
Previous issus Autumn 2019 View as a flip book
Previous issue, Spring 2019 View as a flip book
Our Diocesan President, Nickie Johnson, writes a newsletter roughly once a month about what is happening in Exeter Diocese Mothers’ Union. Since our twice-yearly magazine, MU Matters, is not being produced at the moment, any news from the Branches is included in a “Cluster Chronicles” section added to Nickie’s Notes. To see the last few issues, click on the links below.
Families Worldwide 2021 diary
Our Usual Activities
Each year, we hold two Coffee Mornings in the Spring and Winter, raising funds for vital MU work at home and abroad. In addition, we hold a Social evening in the Summer, a Carol Service in December, and join in other diocesan events such as Quiet Days and services in Exeter Cathedral. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, from 2.30 to 4.00pm, we hold a “Knit-and-Natter” group at Chudleigh Parish Church, when everyone is welcome to come and knit, crochet, sew, and natter – or just come and natter!
Chudleigh Mothers’ Union Branch is part of the Teignbridge Cluster of Branches, with Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton and Kingskerswell. Under normal circumstances, there are quarterly Cluster events and other activities in which we take part.
For an update on what has been happening recently, click on the link below to see the MU report in the current issue of Chudleigh News.
Contact Details and Useful Links
Contact Nicky Over (01626 852668, firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further details of Chudleigh Branch and the Diocesan and World-wide organisation.
Diocesan Mothers’ Union website http://muenterprises.org/exetermu/
National Mothers’ Union website www.themothersunion.org