Who We Are
Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating family friendly policies within both government and public life. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

The Mothers’ Union was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.

Our Mission & Vision
Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling.

We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children.
This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.

Our Values
There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which we operate.

Firstly, we are firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration.

Secondly, our governance, leadership, and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.

Thirdly, we work with people of all faiths and none.

We aim to:
  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Who Are Our Members
Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. They are single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. Mothers' Union provides, for all four million members, a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.

Mother's Union Prayer
Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement,
strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
 Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
 In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

Our Units of Work
Action and Outreach
This unit helps many communities and aims to reach out locally, nationaly and globally offering practical support.
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Faith and Policy
This unit encourages us in our spiritual journey, unites us in prayer and provides us with a voice to lobby on social issues.
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Finance and Administration
Finance and administration manages the financial and secretarial structures of Connor Mothers' Union.
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Communications and Fundraising
This unit is chiefly concerned with promoting the Diocese of Connor Mothers' Union and is responsible for fundraising for the charitable work and for communicating our work externally.
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