We are looking forward to the Annual Gathering this year, due to happen in Belfast on 23rd and 24th September. The two-day event will include a celebration service on the Friday (23rd), the main gathering during the day on Saturday and following this an evening concert (both on 24th).
Visit Belfast has released a joyful video on behalf of Mothers’ Union, welcoming everyone to the Annual Gathering. Don’t miss this chance to spend two days in this vibrant city!
All the details about the event, including a guide on how to purchase your tickets and an event pack are available on the Mothers’ Union website here.
Global Day is Mothers’ Union’s response to the call for action made during 16 Days of Activism, the worldwide campaign to end violence against women and girls.
This year we are coming together on Saturday 27 November, marking it by wearing a purple scarf.
We will gather, where possible, for a three-minute silence at 1.03pm (linking to the 1 in 3 theme). We want to make this as big as we can, combining the voices of our four million members around the world – calling for action on an international scale and in the countries where we live.
For more information, visit the Global Day 2021 page on the Mothers’ Union website https://www.mothersunion.org.
In Peterborough, we are supporting a major high profile event on Saturday 27th November when we will meet in a car park near the Cathedral, march along Bridge Street alongside other agencies and hold a service/ vigil in the Cathedral at 11am. Do think about joining us, you will be most welcome.
There will be more publicity of these events nearer the time but do please promote the dates. Let’s do what we can to stop gender-based violence – No More 1 in 3.
Mary Sumner has left behind a grand legacy, sowing the seeds of ideas that have led to a movement which now spans the globe, supporting many thousands of people each year.
Her vision was a world in which women could hold their rightful place in society. A vision of women as empowered, not only to be equal to men, but to provide firm support to each other in their roles and responsibilities.
View the Mary Sumner Day service on the following link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKRVbTlN0w
Following the death of Prince Philip in April 2021, Jill Cannings, our Diocesan President, sent a card of condolence on behalf of the members of the Mothers’ Union of Peterborough Diocese to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Please read the reply which has now been received.
The Queen is the patron of the Mothers’ Union.
I have come up with the idea of virtually walking the length and breadth of the diocese. The distance north to south from Whissendine to Aynho is 135 kms.
West to East from Boddington to Eye is 80kms, making a total of 215 kms.
I started daily walks in Weymouth when staying with my daughter during the last lockdown and over Christmas and have continued once back home in Uppingham.
I have just completed 2 laps of the diocese and so have updated my just giving site. If you would like to support or sponsor me please go to:
And like Forrest Gump, I will just keep walking !!
The funds raised will contribute to our worldwide work and also work in the diocese. In particular, I would like to support AFIA (Away from it all). MU has traditionally sent families away on holidays by the sea. This may be possible this summer. However, in recent COVID circumstances they have offered flexible packages of support to families. The feedback has been amazing. I also want to support creating helpful packs for clergy to practically help them in their ministry.
Thank you for your support.