Social Policy at work in the diocese

Here is an example of the clergy and Mothers Union working together to help local people: In my role as Social Policy Contact at Llandaff Diocesan MU, Father Jonathan Durley of St. Theodore’s Church, Kenfig Hill, asked me if Mothers’ Union could help a group he deals with in his work for the Board of Social Responsibility, the Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group in Cardiff.

Our Diocesan President, Lynne Davies, and I met Father Jonathan to discuss the group and how we could help them. I sent out a plea for goods to all our Deaneries and the result is overwhelming. Last Monday Father Jonathan took a carful of bags from Kenfig Hill Branch, I took a carful from our Cwmavon Branch and Neath Deanery, and Gaynor from Baglan turned up in a big van! We unloaded everything into the hall which Constance – the lady in charge of the WSSAG – is allowed to use. Constance’s face as she gazed around her office strewn with bags of clothes and toiletries was a sight to behold.

Louise Barham