Christ Church Sandown
Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years. Started by our founder Mary Sumner in 1876 in her local parish, we have grown into an international charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries.
As a Christian membership charity, we demonstrate our faith in action. This happens as we work towards stopping poverty, stopping inequality and stopping injustice. Our members work at grassroots level around the world. They bring hope and practical support to millions of people every year through parenting, literacy and community development programmes.
As a registered charity we have campaigned at local, national and international levels to bring about real change for family life, women’s and girls’ rights, and the protection of children.
We also support our members within the UK and across the world with a vast collection of practical and religious resources. In addition, we produce regular publications to keep members in Britain and Ireland informed and up-to-date with what's happening both oversees and closer to home.
Since the lockdown of 2020 we have been very active on digital channels and social media. This includes broadcasting midday prayers live on our Facebook Page which has had an increasing audience as the word has spread. We also run a monthly e-Newsletter, featuring a round up of current events and stories from across the movement.
At the heart of what we do is prayer and our members come together every day at midday to focus prayers for their communities, fellow members and for those in need. We believe that the power of prayer is transformational and supports our work around the world.
Despite our name we are an inclusive organisation and we are very proud to have a growing number of men who have joined us.
As we continue to work in an ever-challenging world, why not join us in our journey and be a part of something life-changing?
June 16th - Garden Party at Sheila's at 2pm
June 22nd - Mothers' Union All Island Summer Festival at All Saints Freshwater 2pm
July 7th - Members Outing TBA
July 11th - Picnic with Shanklin MU at 2:30pm at St Blasius. Please note the date and venue change
September 1st - Caroline Scull speaks about Modern Day Slavery at 2pm
October 6th - Bob and Val Hyde bring an amusing talk on 50 years of cleaning
November 3rd - TBA
November 30th - Advent Service at Christ Church Sandown (1:30pm) preceded by a bring and share lunch from midday
December 1st - Sandown MU Christmas lunch at 12:30pm. Venue TBC
January 5th 2023 - Members social at 2pm
All events take place at Christ Church Sandown unless otherwise stated.
Please use this link to contact Sue Williams or telephone her on 01983 405680 for more details.