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
Care for vulnerable adults
Supporting the Malcolm X Refugee & Asylum Seeker Centre in Bristol
Advocacy and campaigning
Supporting parents at the children’s hospital
AFIA days out
Knitting projects both for overseas and for local hospitals
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org