Mothers' Union Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich
Mothers' Union in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich covers Suffolk (excluding Lowestoft)
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Mothers' Union is a charity in it's own right, but is also affiliated to the central Mothers' Union charity run from Mary Sumner House. Across Suffolk we have many branches - groups of Mothers' Union members who meet regularly to pray and worship, fundraise for local, national and global projects and get involved in various activities supporting families in their local communities.
The work and projects undertaken by Mothers' Union members are underpinned by prayer. There are many different forms that are used - prayer days, retreats, quiet days, the emergency prayer chain, prayer groups and the Wave of Prayer. The Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Mothers' Union has around 900 members. Our diocese is linked with four overseas dioceses - Lake Malawi in Malawi, Byumba in Rwanda, Jalingo in Nigeria and Lucknow in India.
Parenting groups to encourage better family relationships, this is also open to non-members
Away From It All (AFIA) holidays for families in need
Knitting and sewing for the very young and very old, as well as seafarers.
Membership of Mothers' Union is open to anyone (male or female) who has been baptised in any Christian denomination and agrees with the aims and objectives of Mothers' Union. All members in our diocese receive our quarterly newsletter Pathways, and can subscribe to the Mothers' Union quarterly magazine Families First. Families Worldwide containing a prayer diary, reflections and information about Mothers' Union around the world is included twice a year with Families First. Contact us to learn more about getting involved and membership.