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Mothers' Union in the very diverse diocese of Lincoln has a number of varying activities throughout the Diocese.
The project work undertaken in the parishes, deaneries, diocese and overseas, are organised through the Action & Outreach Unit. The co-ordinator for this Unit is currently Mrs Margaret Cardwell.

Opportunities for holidays for those in particular need through our AFIA project.
Runs the play area in Lincoln Prison, helps with day conferences in Lincoln Prison, and has opened a Branch in Morton Hall Women's Prison
Supports Womens' refuges in the Diocese
Monthly Wave of Prayer - for your daily devotions
We have seven externally accredited Parenting Group Facilitators. Contact the Action & Outreach Unit Co-ordinator if you would like one of them to run a group in your area.
A Road Show - We have a roadshow of slides and presentations about Mothers' Union, which can be used to explain who we are and what we do. Contact office for details.

Mothers' Union members in various deaneries have local projects to meet specific needs in their community. Many branches support the local Women's Refuges in Lincoln, Grimsby, Gainsborough, Boston, Grantham and Scunthorpe. They collect toiletry items for women to have when they arrive at the Refuge, and household items for when they leave to set up a new home. The refuges make specific appeals from time to time, for items such as baby toiletries, tinned foods, toys, suitcases, etc. To help with this project please contact your own deanery leader.

Other local projects include knitting clothing for premature babies, running drop-in centres and lunch clubs, sending baptism anniversary cards, and making toy bags for toddlers in church. We also provide an ongoing supply of knitted teddies to Lincolnshire Ambulance service, for them to give to children they transport. Locally members are now making up story bags for use in their pre-schools, primary schools, Sunday schools and libraries.

All this is apart from supporting the outreach work of our diocesan centre, St. Benedict's, by coming in on a rota system to provide refreshments and a welcome to all who call in. Can you think of local needs not being met? Speak to your deanery leader, or the diocesan Action and Outreach Co-ordinator.

We also have an excellent resource called "The Good Practice Guide for Parent & Toddler Groups," and also "Relationships Matter," a pack to facilitate discussion about relationships on all sorts of levels. Mothers' Union have another pack called "Living Positively" to aid discussion about HIV/AIDS, but it is aimed primarily for use overseas. Contact Office for details.

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