Dedication of Swansea’s new MU banner

Swansea Mothers’ Union group was delighted to have its new banner blessed and dedicated by the Rev ‘d Robyn Fry at the Sunday Eucharist at St Peter’s Swansea on April 10. It is the result of the creativity of Shirley and Milton Larven. Following the input of ideas from members, Milton worked on the design

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Mothers’ Union and Social Justice

MU Australia is a mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia and is a part of the worldwide Mothers’ Union. MU seeks to share Christ’s love by encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage and family life, particularly those whose lives have met with adversity. MU has five objectives: To promote and support marriage and family

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Celebrating 140 years of Mothers’ Union Worldwide

In its 140th Year, Mothers’ Union is a thriving global Christian movement, with over 4 million members in 83 countries, who collectively touched the lives of over 500,000 in 2015 through practical actions, great and small, from providing meals to the hungry to supporting whole communities to lift themselves out of poverty. The Mothers’ Union

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Swansea MU supports Indian Leprosy Mission Hospital

Swansea Parish, especially the Mothers’ Union, supports the Leprosy Hospital at Naini in India, through knitting cotton bandages for the patients. We first heard of this project through Windale MU members who have been involved for some time. Nick and Heather Smith from East Maitland gave a most interesting and informative talk, supplemented by a

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Backpacks for Syrian Refugees

The Parishes of Bateau Bay, Gosford, The Entrance and Woy Woy have recently provided 50 backpacks for Syrian refugee children who are making their new homes in Newcastle. In September 2015 the Federal Government announced it would accept 12,000 extra refugees affected by conflict in Syria and Iraq. Very slowly, these refugees are being processed

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Homelessness Counts: Parish of Gosford

When I first became Rector of Gosford at the end of last Century I discovered that local churches, in keeping with St Paul’s injunction, were certainly not “lacking in zeal” when it came to serving the Lord in the homeless (Romans 12:11). In fact there seemed to be a great deal of competition, if little

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Homelessness Counts: Christ Church St Laurence

OUR SHELTER “I feel like an observer and I want to participate,” says Allan, a first time guest at our homeless shelter at Christ Church St Laurence near Sydney’s Central Station. Allan has a debilitating illness which has, over the past eight-years, deprived him of everything – wife, family, job and home. His blood circulation

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Homelessness Counts: Parish of Merewether

Thank the Lord for his guidance, encouragement and love, for he has guided and encouraged our minister and the congregation at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Merewether, over the last three years in exploring a ministry of serving the disadvantaged and homeless people in our area. Merewether is fairly unique in Newcastle in that it is

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Homelessness Counts: Christ Church Cathedral

Food Collections for the Samaritans These are collected after each of the four services which are held at the Cathedral on Sundays. The Cathedral parishioners are always very generous in donating food items throughout the year but are particularly generous during the colder winter months. It is apparent that all people are more mindful of

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