Last updated Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
Our objectives are as follows:
- To uphold Christ's teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider understanding.
- To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
- 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.
The way we put these objectives into practice in Christchurch Priory is as follows:
The Afternoon Group meet on the first Tuesday in the month at 2.00pm in Room 8 at Priory House. Meeting starts with notices, a hymn and prayer with speaker at 2.15pm. Tea and discussion at 3.00pm. with finish at 3.45pm.
The Church Mice Service is held on the second Monday in the month in the Lady Chapel of The Priory. Arrival time 9.30am for a prompt 9.45am start. There are songs and stories for toddlers and pre-school children with parents or carers joining in. It is followed by squash for toddlers and coffee for parents/carers. (See Church Mice page.)
The Evening Group meet on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Room 7 at Priory House. Meeting starts with coffee and informal chat followed by open prayer and our Bible Study commences at 8.15pm. Finish by 9.15pm. It has been decided to not hold the Evening Meetings whilst the Priory Bible Study Groups are running.
We also aim to support the Priory Church by providing refreshments at many of the fund-raising events. Although we humorously call ourselves “the tea ladies” we have great fun and team spirit in helping.
â€¨Being part of the wider Mothers' Union organisation means that we try to send a representative number of members to Deanery and Diocesan events, which usually take the form of special services in different Church locations. We also aim to raise money for Mothers’ Union projects and these vary from providing holidays to families in this country who could otherwise not afford one to providing shelters for street children in Africa.
We do extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join Mothers' Union and ask that they contact Jenny Martin on 01202 482218 for further details.