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Mothers' Union

About the Mothers' Union


The Mothers Union here at St John’s is part of a huge world wide organisation, with 3.6 million members in 78 countries, including Iraq, where at St George’s church in Baghdad there are 1500 members - the Mothers Union is the main organisation working for the people there.

We have different types of membership; branch, for those members who can meet regularly, and diocesan, for people who are keen to be involved but find meetings on a regular basis difficult.

In Crowthorne, we have a variety of meetings, as well as helping within the church and our local community. Our prayer group meets monthly and we celebrate corporate communion on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am. 

We are a very friendly branch and our strength is in our support for each other, so please join us. 

For more information on our diocesan concerns see our website

Mother Union Programme

The first meeting in our new programme, 2017/18, is on Wednesday 13th September at 2.00 pm in the hall.  Revd Catherine Vaughan, the vicar of St George's Owlsmoor and daughter of one of our members, will be taking Evensong.

The Prayer Meeting will be on Monday 18th September at 9.30 am in the Lady Chapel and Corporate Communion at 10 am on Wednesday 20th September.

Everyone is welcome at all our meetings.


  • The Mothers' Union has a voice at the United Nations
  • The Mothers' Union is consulted by the UK government on issues relating to family life
  • The Mothers' Union works to eradicate illiteracy and promote numeracy in the Third World
  • The Mothers' Union has volunteers offering support to UK prisoners and their families
  • The Mothers' Union empowers women as decision makers in Africa, Asia and the Far East
  • The Mothers' Linion provides holidays for UK families erperiencing ci-itliculties
  • The Mothers' Union funds training in leadership skills, health and nutrition and HIV
  • The Mothers' Union is in the forefront of work with Parenting Courses
  • The Motheers' Union is involved with Marriage Preparation in the UK
  • The Mothers' Union has over 4,000,000 members in 83 countries

Penny Rickards

Mothers' Union Prayers for the sick

Once a month members of the Mothers’ Union meet to pray together for the work of the MU at Home and Abroad. Praying individually by name for each of the sick and troubled folk whose names have been requested and put up on the Notice Board in the Lady Chapelis a major part of the session.

This Notice Board is well used by St John’s congregation .Prayers are asked for on behalf of friends and family in need. Praying for the Healing of mind or body is a fundamental part of our churches’ ministry.

Unfortunately it is not always possible to follow up the outcome and requests remain on the Board for many months and more. If you have made a request in the past year or so, please check up and up-date it or remove it . If you have any recent information on any of the requests ,please add a note or tell someone .

No-one likes to remove requests, but this will have to be done in order to make more room.

In future ,it would be very helpful to the Praying Group if Prayer Requests could be Dated, Up-dated ,Removed when no longer required, and Signed if possible.

The Mother’s Union meet to pray for the sick in the Lady Chapel on the 3rd Monday in the month at 9.30am ---10am.(we finish with the Broadmoor siren!).Anyone would be very welcome to join us..


Mothers' Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers' Union as we seek to share your love through the encourgement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus' name. Amen.