The Diocese of Carlisle covers Cumbria and the Western Dales of Yorkshire
Our overseas links are Boga in DR Congo, Tanga in Tanzania, Ogoni in Nigeria, Manicaland in Zimbabwe and Melbourne in Australia. We have 63 branches and 1,236 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 a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community, through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in projects that meet local needs. Many members belong to a branch in their parish, while some members are deanery or diocesan members if this suits them better.
Caring for children in the Safe Play Area in Haverigg Prison and sending Christmas cards to every prisoner
Organising Away From It All breaks for families, children and carers
Giving support to baptism families
Providing local hospitals with gowns for stillborn babies, hats for newborns, crosses in pockets and emergency bags with toiletries for those in need
Providing toiletries for men's hostels and women's refuges
Knitting hats for seamen
Making fiddle muffs and aprons for those with dementia
Outreach choir giving concerts in residential homes including those with dementia units
Taking services and communion into residential homes
Running parent and toddler groups, Sunday School, Messy Church, after school clubs, and holiday clubs
Providing resources for children's work in Sunday Schools, after school clubs, parent and toddler groups, Messy Church and prayer spaces in schools through the One to Five Christian Nurture Scheme.
Can you help to tackle issues that affect families?
Join – become a member Give – support our work Pray – for families to be strengthened and supported Campaign – on issues which affect stable family life such as gender based violence
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.