Mothers’ Union celebrates 130 years in Auckland

Mothers’ Union celebrates 130 years in Auckland
A large group of Mothers’ Union members and guests gathered at Holy Trinity Otahuhu on Saturday 30 November 2019 to celebrate 130 years in the Diocese of Auckland.

The day’s festivities began with a Bible reading (Hebrews 3: 1-6) and thanksgiving prayers for the life and work of the Union and its past leaders and members.

A great time of fun and partying followed in Holy Trinity’s brand-new hall, which echoed to the sound of Polynesian and Christmas music and dancing by the younger members of the congregation at Otahuhu.

In true Pasifika style, our hosts provided a beautiful feast and we spent time chatting with old friends and making new ones.

The Mothers’ Union began at St Matthew-in-the-City in 1889, three years after the first branch outside England was set up in Christchurch. We now have branches from the Far North to Pukekohe in the south.

Over the years men have joined us as loyal members and these numbers are growing. The new branch at Holy Trinity Otahuhu has several male members, including their vicar, The Reverend Igasiatama Makole.

We look forward to the future and continuing the work that God has called us to do.  We encourage men – young and old – to be part of this journey with us. ‘Family’ comes in many forms now and it is important that we share our love, compassion and knowledge with all those who find life difficult at times. We believe that in partnership with men, we can achieve a more balanced outreach in our diocese and beyond.

Mothers’ Union is now a global organisation with more than 4 million members in 83 countries. Each day at noon we join our hands together across the world to pray for each other and those we seek to help as we live out our faith by supporting families to transform their lives. You can learn more about us here.

Raewyn Skipper
Auckland Diocesan President
Caption: Taraloa Fui, Mothers' Union Secretary at Holy Trinity Otahuhu (centre) with her sisters Jackie (left) and Shirley (right).