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Mothers Union Prayers

Mothers Union 

The Personal Prayer of Mary Sumner

All this day, O Lord,
let me touch as many lives,
as possible for thee;
and every life I touch,
do thou by thy spirit quicken,
whether through the word I speak,
the prayer I breathe, or the life I live.


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 Mother Union
as we seek to share your love
through the encouragement, 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 you hands across
the world in Jesus’ name



Purpose, Aim and Objectives

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

The Aim of the Society is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life. In order to carry out its Aim, its Objectives:

  • To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and 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 Rhosllanerchrugog Branch of the Mothers Union meet on the first Wednesday of the Month in Saint Mary’s Church Hall, Johnstown at 2.00 pm,  except the months of January and August.

A communion Service is held in Eglwys Dewi Sant/St David’s Church Rhos on the first Wednesday of February and first Wednesday of September at 2.00 pm.  Members from congregation from both St Mary’s Johnstown and St David’s Rhosllanerchrugog attend.

Service of Thanksgiving and Commissioning

The branch started 2013 by holding a Thanksgiving and Commissioning Service on Wednesday 6th February at Dewi Sant.  The service was held to commission a new Branch Leader Canon Valerie Jones who was taking over from Joyce Roberts who was stepping down after many years of dedicated service to the Branch.

The branch were very pleased to welcome to the service the Diocesan President of the Mothers Union Carol Chamberlain who was accompanied by her husband Mr Les Chamberlain who was also our photographer for the afternoon.

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The service was conducted by the Rev Jackie Carter and started with Holy Communion.  The Collect and readings used during the service related to the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. Hymns included Iesu yw’r Ior (Jesus is Lord) and Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord.

The prayers included thanksgiving for the past activities and the contribution members had made to the branch and and a desire to recommit the branch to the future. Prayers were offered for the New Branch leader Canon Valerie Jones who then lead a prayer for the retiring branch leader Joyce Roberts.

Gwyneth Roberts read out the Purpose Aims and Objectives of the Mothers Union and members rededicated

In her brief address the vicar spoke of the much needed guidance of the Spirit to steer the church in these time when family life is very much under threat.  She spoke of the church being the prophetic voice to the nation and also the need for Mothers Union to prayerfully and by their example be a vehicle to support the local community.

One of the initiative of Rhos Mothers Union is to support young people in their transition from Primary Education to Senior schools by purchasing a book entitled  ‘It your move’ . Local schools are presented with both Welsh and English translations.

Members also assist in The Maelor Hospital in Wrexham by serving in the shop and also assisting with the hospital trolley.

Contact Information

Branch Leader - Canon Valerie Jones - Telephone:  01978 822206.