MU Diocesan President of the Diocese of Melbourne
The diocese includes the urban cities of Melbourne and Geelong and also some more rural areas.
Has 47 financial branches with 632 members. (2018)
2015 saw MU in the Melbourne Diocese celebrate 120 years.
View Our Website: www.mumelbourne.org.au
News around the Diocese
Lady Day at
St Paul's Cathedral 2022
St Mary's Sunbury MU
packed 17 handbags filled with female toiletries for them to be distributed by 'Share the Dignity' to homeless women fleeing domestic. (Nov. 2021)
St Michael’s Beaumaris MU gathered at Braeside Park to hold our AGM this year, enjoying the natural surroundings and ample room for Covid spacing... blessed with a sunny day and birds singing.
St Paul's Frankston MU have made up Blessing Tins with a small gift and bible verse for 7 days and distributed by the parish pastoral team.
Knitted scarves for Seafarers
St David's Moorabbin MU ... beautiful multi-coloured rugs in squares have been sent to nursing homes and hospitals.
The MU Shop
- The MU Shop stocks greeting cards, children’s books, worship resources and gifts.
- Open on Monday and Tuesday 9.30am - 2.30pm. Friday 12 noon - 3.00pm (Third Friday 1pm - 3pm).
- Until April 26th 2022, only open on Fridays.
The Work of AMUA Melbourne
- Hand-crafted rugs for at-risk young parents, rugs for the aged, beanies and rugs for Seafarers
- Kits for young adults in care who are starting out in their own accommodation
- Care for bereaved families through hospitality and support at funerals
- Prayer, material and financial support for Karen refugees on the Thai/Burma Border
- Support for invalid and housebound members through the Intercessory Prayer Circle
- Support for clergy through Baptism and Marriage kits, prayer cards, resource material
- Hand knitted baby and children’s garments,
- Sewing floor rugs for children in need
- Clergy stoles
The Banners of the Mothers’ Union Branches and Caritas Groups, Diocese of Melbourne.
The late Doug Myers completed an archival copy of ‘The Banners of the Mothers’ Union Branches and Caritas Groups, Diocese of Melbourne’ using wonderful computer skills.
The ‘Book’ contains pictures of banners from 89 groups, both active and in recess, and includes more than 124 banner photos.
Doug Myers captured the culture of our banners beautifully and this is magnificent contribution to maintaining the MU history of the Diocese.
Banners of MU Branches and Caritas
Stoles for Nungalinya College Graduates
At a meeting where the Archbishop’s wife, Joy spoke to MU members, she mentioned the needs of the pre-ordained graduates from Nungalinya College.
Within two weeks, St Paul’s Canterbury Caritas had made 20 beautiful embroidered stoles. The stoles were blessed in the presence of the Archbishop and Mrs Freier.
What is remarkable though is that it was a MU event that initiated the organizing of this project. Caritas members did this beautiful work and it was Mary Sumner Day that the Stoles were blessed.
Who could doubt that God had a hand in all this?