Mothers’ Union holds prayer service for domestic violence victims

The Ballarat Anglican Mothers’ Union has taken a stance against domestic violence.

SPEAK OUT: Fr David Oulton and Mothers' Union member Denise Lay organise the 'Prayer and Candle' service to support domestic violence victims. Picture: Lachlan Bence

SPEAK OUT: Fr David Oulton and Mothers' Union member Denise Lay organise the 'Prayer and Candle' service to support domestic violence victims. Picture: Lachlan Bence

The group will hold a prayer service on Saturday to support victims and create awareness as part of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, a fight against gender-based violence.

Ballarat Police Family Violence Unit’s Larinda Klein will share how the issue affects the community at the event.

Ballarat Mothers’ Union member Denise Lay said the main aim of the union was to support family and family life.

“We’re in a world where families and what constitutes a family is changing,” Ms Lay said.

“There’s single people that are bringing up children and victims of domestic violence. We are just here to support the family.”

The ‘Prayer and Candle’ service for domestic violence victims will be held at St John’s Anglican Church in Soldiers Hill at 2pm on Saturday and is open to all members of the community. Contact Fr David Oulton on 5332 4723 for information.

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