Mothers Union

 

The Mothers’ Union at All Saints

MUlogo-256x257What is the Mothers’ Union?

The Mothers’ Union (MU) is a world-wide Anglican organisation, established in England
during the nineteenth century and brought to Trinidad in 1921. We are proud that the first
Trinidad branch was established at All Saints.AllSaints160th0006 (1)
Within the Anglican Church, there are several groups (sometimes known as Ministries) which
are set up to meet specific needs. The MU addresses the needs of families, women and children as these relate
to family life. It is heavily involved in all matters which might impact upon marriage and
Christian family life.

The purpose of the Mothers’ Union is
To be especially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian
family life.

The aim of the Mothers’ Union is
The advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.

The Objectives are:
1.        To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider
understanding.
2.        To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
3.        To maintain a world-wide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
4.        To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of
children.
5.        To help those whose family life has met with adversity.

Belonging to a branch of the MU means that you will

·         share in prayer, worship and fellowship with your fellow members

·         join with members throughout your diocese and beyond in special activities

·         hear speakers and join discussions on a variety of subjects

·         have access to booklets and leaflets on many topics

·         pay a subscription according to diocesan rules.

What does the Mothers’ Union do?
We run projects and activities to support families in everyday life locally, nationally and
internationally.  We care about family life and that is why activities like parenting group, school
feeding projects and our Mothers’ Union Children’s Home as so successful and popular.
We want to be able to counteract the isolation felt by parents and the hopeless feeling of their
children in our communities.

Where does the MU stand on wider issues?
The Mothers’ Union is involved in campaigning and lobbying on worldwide and national
issues such as parental rights, violence against women, international debt and child abuse and protection.  We work
with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and other ecumenical groups.

How can you get involved?
You can get involved in a number of ways….
Whether you want to become a member of the Mothers’ Union or offer your volunteer work,
you will be welcomed.
Who can join the Mothers’ Union?

·         As long as you have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity, and

·         You believe in the importance of family life, and

·         You declare your support of the Aim and Objects of the Society
We would love you to join the Mothers’ Union.  Married or not, parent or not, all can join the
Mothers’ Union.  To find out more about the Mothers’ Union of Trinidad and Tobago, please
contact

Ms. Patricia Garcia-Quintal 627-7004

We in the MU can be justifiably proud that our organisation, which originated in 19th century
England, has survived the 20th century and is now facing the 21st century.  We have shown
the courage to adapt ourselves to meet the changing needs.  Now it is imperative that our
organization attract new members – younger and more vibrant persons to join us, as we
attempt to continue the marvellous work the MU has been doing for the last 95 years at All
Saints and throughout the diocese.