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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 26 branches and 665 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. We are also the welcoming face for visitors to Ashfield Prison, providing hot drink, biscuits and a listening ear.

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
  • Supporting parents at the children’s hospital
  • AFIA days out
  • 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 £25.00 for 2020. For further information please email 

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Contact details

SN14 8NF
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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Oldland- St Annes

BS30 8BQ, United Kingdom

Shirehampton- St Mary

BS11 0DW, United Kingdom

Upper Stratton- St Philips

SN2 7TQ, United Kingdom

Whitchurch- St Nicholas

BS14 0AQ, United Kingdom

Windmill Hill- St Michael & All Angels

BS3 4QU, United Kingdom

Winterbourne- St Michael

BS36 1DU, United Kingdom