The Diocese of Sodor & Man was originally much larger, today it covers just the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is divided into two areas we call Joint Mission Partnerships. There are Mothers' Union groups - called branches - based at churches in each Joint Mission Partnership.
PRISON MINISTRY: A rota of Mothers' Union members provide a creche in the prison visiting hall, during weekend visiting times. We provide books, toys and games for all ages, and supervise the children, so adult family members are left free to visit.
HOSPITAL MINISTRY: Emergency admission to hospital often means finding yourself in a ward with all your medical needs met, but without basic toiletries - we know they're not essential to recovery, but they can make a hospital stay more comfortable! Mothers' Union make up bags for men and women, containing basic personal care items, and provide these to the nursing staff, to distribute as necessary.
ISLE OF MAN FOOD BANK: Mothers' Union members help to staff Food Bank depots around the Island
To find out more about how you can get involved, contact us, or enquire at your local parish church about the branches in your area.
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community