Through our Called Together vision, we called to grow disciples, enrich communities and resource each other in our mission and mission.
We are helped in living out these principles through working with and supporting the endeavours of a number of partner organisations.
The Diocese recognises that the work of Home for Good transforms the lives of children and young people. We welcome further training and connection opportunities this year, into 2022 and beyond.
We firmly believe that together we can find a home for every child who needs one in the Diocese. We are looking forward to working with the new Bishop of Rochester on behalf of vulnerable children and young adults. www.homeforgood.org.uk
As we learn from one another, we will work better, more closely and change the story for more victims and survivors of modern slavery. We have antislavery volunteers in across the Diocese who can deliver training and awareness-raising events. www.theclewerinitiative.org
The campaign recognises that violence can be perpetrated by women against men, in same-sex couples and in other settings too. It therefore signposts to the campaigns and charities that focus on these issues and victims, and which are very helpful in those circles. www.whiteribbon.org.uk
Mothers’ Union statement for diocesan website listing.
Mothers’ Union is a global, women-led volunteer movement. United in our diversity and living out our faith, we support individuals and families to transform their lives. Embedded in the Church and community, we have an unprecedented reach that gives voice to the stigmatised and vulnerable around the world.
In the Diocese of Rochester, most members exercise their membership in branches aligned with their parish or deanery, however, a large number are individual Diocesan members. All members dedicate time daily to pray for the Mothers’ Union around the world. Members take a stand against modern-day slavery as partners of the Clewer Initiative and against gender violence supporting local refugees as well as campaigning. Anna Chaplains and Friends are supported with the production of knitted crosses for their distribution. Members demonstrate love for families with numerous projects. We seek to be Christ’s hands in our Communities.
The Mothers’ Union website www.mothersunion.org has more information on our work and prayer life. Contact with the Mothers’ Union Diocese of Rochester can be made by emailing the Diocesan President, Mary Margaret Yates via email firstname.lastname@example.org