Catholic women in Kidderminster reach out to new mothers

By Teresa Clements, Newcomer Coordinator, Father Hudson’s Care

The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) in the parish of St Ambrose in Kidderminster is a lively and welcoming group at the heart of the local community, which meets fortnightly in the parish hall.

During Lent, members of the group showed their generosity of spirit in contributing to the ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ initiative of Father Hudson’s Care (CSAN member), which provides focused support for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.

In practical solidarity with expectant mothers newly arrived in the country, UCM members knitted beautifully-made warm baby clothes. They also contributed many essential items for mothers and babies. Brushstrokes is distributing these to refugee women living in Sandwell and Birmingham.