Diocese of Brisbane
PROFILE OF THE DIOCESE
The Mothers' Union began in the diocese in 1904 in the Brisbane suburb of Milton. An MU branch, concerned about the many deaths of women and small children in the district, paid for a nursing sister, Miss Emma Packer, to visit the homes of the poor. She used a bicycle to go on her rounds. This was the beginning of "The Mothers' Union District Nurses' Association". That association, formerly known as St. Luke's Nursing Service, is now known as "Spiritus", a large Anglican Domiciliary Nursing Service.
In 1906, The Governor's wife, Her Excellency Lady Chelmsford, was asked by the Archbishop, The Most Revd St. Clair Donaldson, to become Diocesan President of the fledgling organisation. With her acquiescence, she brought much needed support to MU.
Quarterly News Bulletin to Members of MU Brisbane Diocese - February 2012 (571kb)
Calendar of Events - 2012 (505kb)
In addition to the AGM, Lady Day, and our two country Council meetings please note that in JULY there is to be an OVERSEAS SEMINAR and later in SEPTEMBER, the Brisbane Diocese will host a major fundraising event to benefit the Women's Shelter in Brisbane. Our retiring collection on Mothering Sunday will support the work of MU members in Iraq.
MU Rooms/Book Stall
St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall
189 Lister St
Sunnybank QLD 4109
Open Mondays & Thursdays 10:00am - 2:30pm
Phone 0458 291 450
Coordinator: Mrs Pat Thorne