At our main morning service on Sunday 8 February 2015 our curate, the Reverend Dr Adrian Morgan, was enrolled as a member of the Mothers' Union.
The Mothers’ Union was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.
Whilst the ways in which the Mothers' Union operate to fulfil that need may be different from that of the world of the 19th century, its vision today is still of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships. This is the essence of the work of the Mothers' Union.
The Mothers' Union aims to show Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. It can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is its mission. It is what it aims to achieve.
There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which it operates.
Speaking after the service, Dr Morgan said:
I am humbled and honoured to have been enrolled as a member of the Mothers' Union. I decided to become a member for two reasons. Firstly because I wanted to acknowledge and support the work of the Mothers' Union worldwide. Motivated by the example of Jesus, they demonstrate Christian faith in a very real way by seeking to transform communities worldwide and I want to be part of that transformation. Secondly, I want to show love, support and admiration for those who meet as members of the Mothers' Union here is St Catherine's Church in Gorseinon. They are engaged is some incredible work.
More information about the work of the Mothers' Union can be found here.
Details of what goes on at the St Catherine's MU Branch are available here.