The Diocese of Birmingham covers the north west of the West Midlands and parts of Staffordshire and north Worcestershire
The work of Mothers’ Union in Birmingham falls under four categories: Action & Outreach which looks after the various projects; Fundraising & Communications which helps support the projects financially and deals with all internal and external communication; Faith & Policy which oversees the spiritual side and informs social policy and finally the Finance & Diocesan Services which manages the funds and looks after the administrative work for the diocese.
We have an active Mothers’ Union in Birmingham and the surrounding areas with over 800 members of Mothers’ Union in 37 branches. The past year has been a successful one for Mothers’ Union in Birmingham. Members have supported a number of projects listed below:
Developing prayer and spiritual growth in families
Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and their place in society
Resourcing our members to take practical action to improve conditions for families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live
Providing emergency gift packs for those in Women’s Aid
Working in prisons and young offenders institutes
Sending Christmas cards to prisoners
Knitting garments for premature babies in Birmingham hospitals
Making small gowns for premature or stillborn babies
Providing hospitality for Mothers’ Union members from overseas
Providing holidays for families under stress
Facilitating parenting groups
Facilitating Loving for Life groups – a marriage preparation group
Supporting projects within their own parishes or branches.
We have several vacancies for volunteers, visit our website or get in touch for more details about either volunteering or joining. There are many ways you can get involved with our work, give back and learn new skills along the way. You can help raise awareness of the issues we are campaigning about, help out in one of our projects in your community or anywhere within the Diocese of Birmingham.
Mothers’ Union campaigns around the world, through our 4 million members in 84 countries, for an end to gender-based violence – violence carried out most often against women and girls because of their gender