MOTHERS UNION IN THE DIOCESE OF LAGOS WEST
This was founded by Mary Sumner a wife of Anglican Priest and Bishop in 1885 at Portsmouth Church in England. It was later brought to Nigeria by Mrs. Abigail Oluwole the wife of Bishop Isaac Oluwole the then Assistant Bishop of West Equatorial Africa and later Assistant Bishop of Lagos Diocese and Sub-dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Marina in 1908 after her privileged attendance of the First Mothers' Union Worldwide Council in England in 1908.
The Mothers' Union is a worldwide organization in the Anglican Communion working on Diocesan Guidelines with the approval of the Diocesan Bishop, have a Diocesan President who is the Bishop's wife and a Diocesan Council as the immediate centre and authority of the work of the Mothers Union in the Diocese.
Is taken from II Cor. 12:9 - "My Grace is sufficient for you"
membership is open to all Mothers:
1. Who are married in the Church
2. Who have Church Blessing on their Marriages.
3. Who are baptized in the name of Holy Trinity.
4. Who accept the Christian Teaching as contained in Apostle Creed.
5. Who affirm their belief in principle of infant baptism and undertake to bring their children in Holy Baptism.
6. Who accept the Aim, Purpose and Objects of the Mothers' Union.
7. Who are communicant members of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion of a church Communion with it.
THE AIM OF THE MOTHERS UNION:
Is towards the advancement of Christian Religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.
Is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.
ITS OBJECTIVES ARE:
1. To uphold Christ's teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wide understanding.
2. To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
3. To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
4. To promote conditions in the society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
5. To help those whose family life has met with adversity.
DR. MRS. LYDIA OLUKEMI ODEDEJI PRESIDENT, DIOCESAN WOMEN ORGANISATIONS
Drs. Mrs. Lydia Olukemi Odedeji is the Diocesan President of WOMEN ORGANISATIONS and Wife of the Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion)...Read More