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Mothers' Union Diocese of Salisbury

Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Salisbury covers the counties of Wiltshire and Dorset


Led by our diocesan bishop, the Diocese of Salisbury continues to work to the theme: Renewing Hope: Pray, Serve, Grow.  Embracing  this theme together with our own Mothers’ Union aims and objectives, our members endeavour to walk ‘In Mary Sumner’s Footsteps’ reaching out and sharing Christian love with all.

We assist the Church and clergy within the diocese as well as several external agencies to encourage more people, young and old, to engage with the Christian message and ultimately, to increase our congregations and membership of Mothers’ Union.


Prayer is the foundation of everything we do as members of Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Salisbury. We are fortunate to have our own Chaplain, Revd Jacqui Clark, who leads our prayers and worship at all our trustee meetings and our council meetings. In addition, we have a special Mothers’ Union monthly communion service in Salisbury Cathedral.
We hold our link dioceses of Botswana, Marsabit in Kenya, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Idah and Jebba in Nigeria in our prayers.


We offer a week’s residential holiday at the Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon to families in need.
We also provide holidays in our six-berth mobile holiday home at Rockley Park, Poole for those in need.

Our team of Mothers’ Union members and supporters provide refreshments at our Court Cafe, Monday to Friday in the Salisbury Law Courts.


We continue our strong links with the women’s refuges within the diocese, particularly the Salisbury Women’s Refuge. As part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, our members come together for a high profile eucharist service in Salisbury Cathedral to which several other agencies are invited.


We support Guy’s Marsh and Erlestoke Prisons for men in the diocese. Our members provide support in the families units of the prisons and through the Angel Tree Project, prisoners’ children receive presents at Christmas.


Our virtual babies are currently going into 11 secondary schools throughout the diocese.New start is well received in a number of schools at the beginning of each academic year. Members take our user friendly e-safety package into their local schools.


Our members promote Christian marrriage on a Mothers’ Union stand at the annual Wedding Fayre held in the Bournemouth International Conference Centre.


Our members support Maisie’s March, a pilgrimage from Salisbury to Canterbury, led by Maisie, the terrier, and her mum and trustee, Sarah Condry, in order to raise funds for our projects within the diocese.


We are fortunate to have Mrs Laura Kachale as our Community Development Coordinator. Laura comes with a wealth of experience of working with charities both in UK and in Africa. We look forward to her input regarding new projects and partnerships to be undertaken within the diocese.


We welcome all who would like to find out more about Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Salisbury. Volunteers are always needed to help at the Court Cafe, with the AFIA programme and with the virtual babies.

You can contact us at our Diocesan Office:
01722 333402
Mothers’ Union, Church House, Crane Street, Salsibury, SP1 2QB
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am to 3.30pm
Closed during August and for one week at Christmas and Easter.

Our team includes:

1,400 members across the diocese

Rosie Stiven, Diocesan President: 01722 333785,
Jenny Harrison, Secretary:
Suzanne Waters, Treasurer: 01722 782353,
Laura Kachale, Community Development Coordinator:

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Contact details

Church House, Crane Street
United Kingdom
Primary contact: Jenny Harrison
Telephone: 01722 333402
Province: Canterbury

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