Welcome to Derry and
Raphoe Mothers’ Union
Our Mission Statement
For 130 years members of the Mothers’ Union have been making a difference in families. The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation, which promotes the well-being of families worldwide. We achieve this by developing prayer and spiritual growth in families. Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society. Encouraging our members to take practical action to improve conditions for families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live.
A Message from Diocesan President – Jacqui Armstrong
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new everymorning; great is your faithfulness.
These are the words which come to mind today. During pandemic times, yes, there have been times of despair, but we have seen much goodness, hope and confidence appear and reappear in recent months.
No matter what happens the day before we wake up each morning with a new heart.
Thank you, Mothers’ Union members, clergy, laity and friends …..
Our Latest Activities
It has been as harsh as it has been sudden. Within the UK and around the world, the economic fallout of COVID-19 is being felt by millions of ordinary people, with many thousands more continuing to risk their lives to protect others. Whilst government measures globally are proving effective in halting the spread of the
Hosted by Strabane Area Mothers’ Union In 2020 Derry & Raphoe Trustee Board set each area a challenge to try ‘something different’ for our annual area service and certainly this was a very interesting evening hosted by Strabane branch. The Passover Seder, which combined the Jewish tradition of the Hebrew celebration of exodus from Egypt
Over 90 women from across the United Diocese, including the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Deputy Lieutenant of County Londonderry, attended the 16 Days Breakfast hosted by Diocesan President, Ms Jacqui Armstrong, and organised by the coordinator of MU’s Faith and Policy Unit, Joan Stockitt. Joan led the 16 Days
SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2020 MOTHERS’ UNION – Held in TBF Thompson Ministries Building, this event was attended by 67 members from various branches of Derry & Raphoe Mother’s Union, including our Diocesan President Jacqui Armstrong The day was led by our main speaker and Chaplin, Revd Katie McAteer, based on our theme for 2020 –
Building Hope and Confidence in Church Communities, focussing on Young Families The aim of the competition is that each Mothers’ Union Branch will hold an event for young families in their parish/community which will strengthen relationships and promote Mothers’ Union. The date of this event has been extended and should be submitted to the Diocesan