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Mothers' Union Diocese of Bristol

The Diocese of Bristol covers South Gloucestershire and parts of North Wiltshire


Mothers’ Union was first established in the Diocese of Bristol in 1898 when there were 12 branches and around 400 members. Today there are 29 branches and 691 members.  

Members support our diocesan projects either by volunteering or by raising funds and giving donations. There are 82 members who volunteer at Bristol Cathedral so all weekday visitors are met and made welcome by Mothers' Union. Mothers' Union members started the Friends for Parents scheme at Bristol Children’s Hospital providing a friendly face, supplies of tea and coffee and practical help for parents who arrive from all over the country.

Work carried out in the provinces includes: 

  • Marriage and relationship support
  • Dealing with problems of poverty of opportunity with Literacy and Financial Education Programmes
  • Vocational training
  • Health education
  • Care for vulnerable adults
  • Supporting the Malcolm X Refugee & Asylum Seeker Centre in Bristol 
  • Prison work
  • Community support
  • Advocacy and campaigning
  • Provision of relief
  • Supporting parents at the children’s hospital
  • AFIA holidays
  • Knitting projects both for overseas and for local hospitals
  • Cathedral welcoming

Anyone wishing to join Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Bristol can find a branch or join as a diocesan member. Branches are based at churches within deaneries. To obtain contact details for a particular branch please phone our president Aurea Hart on 01225 891 453 or email her at

If you are interested in joining MU but you are unable to attend a branch meeting then diocesan membership may be for you. Annual membership is the same as a branch member which is currently £21.00 for 2018. For further information please email 

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Contact details

SN14 8JJ
United Kingdom
Primary contact: Mrs Aurea Heart
Telephone: 01225 891 453
Diocese of Bristol website:
Province: Canterbury

Groups in Bristol Diocese

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All Saints Longwell Green

BS30 7AR, United Kingdom

Bristol Overseas

Christ Church & St Marys - Swindon

SN1 4LE, United Kingdom

Christ Church - Downend

BS16 6DE, United Kingdom

Good Shepherd - Bishopston

Holy Trinity - Horfield

BS7 8RZ, United Kingdom