Mothers Union Newcastle

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHAPLAIN - The Reverend Nicole Baldwin

Nicole was ordained on the 1st December, 2018 and was commissioned as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar on the 7th December, 2018.

Nicole is looking forward to being with us and learning about her role as our Chaplain.



Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful,
and flourishing relationships.


  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • 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

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 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 your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name. Amen

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God of the Australian landscape, reflected through frosts and snowflakes; thank you for the gentle companionship of Jesus in the winter of our lives. May the faith of older generations be a witness to their families. Amen. (page 87 #91 ‘A Worship and Prayer Book for MU Australia  2009) [...]   [...]

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Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 25th August, 2019

Amazing grace!

The New Covenant, made manifest in Jesus Christ, is pure gift with no strings, no Law attached. John Newton, slave trader, making his fortune by peddling human lives, found God’s free gift to him, Amazing! Once the gift was perceived, delivered, bestowed on him, he knew what he was. We know the hymn he wrote, Amazing Grace. It is one of the few hymns, one of two or three, that are now common to people. It is sung at weddings and funerals, at Grand Final footy matches and Anzac Day. We need to go deeper to know where we have fallen short, to that place of self-knowledge. Then come up for air, ready to sing, Amazing Grace.

Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;
they are now justified by his grace as a gift,
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24

When Mothers Union members in Ghana reach out to people marginalised by mental health issues, drug problems, and in prison, they are opening the way for amazing grace to invade the senses of those they minister to in Jesus’ name. Let us pray for them and those in their care, thanking God in Jesus for his gift of Grace.