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What we do

"Mothers’ Union are the heart and love of the Church."
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

What is Mother's Union?

We are a Christian organisation that has been supporting families worldwide for nearly 150 years. Started by our founder Mary Sumner in 1876 in her local parish, we have grown into an international charity with over 4 million members in 83 countries.

As a Christian membership charity, we demonstrate our faith in action. This happens as we work towards ending poverty, ending inequality ending injustice. Our members work at grassroots level around the world. They bring hope and practical support to millions of people every year through parenting, literacy and community development programmes.

What does the central charity do?

As a registered charity, we campaign at local, national and international levels to bring about real change for gender equality and for the rights of women and girls.

We also support our members within the UK and across the world with a vast collection of practical and spiritual resources. In addition, we produce regular publications like Connected and the Prayer Diary to keep members in Britain and Ireland informed and up-to-date with what's happening around the corner and around the world. 

Everyday, we broadcast Midday Prayers live on our Facebook page at 12pm GMT. We believe that the power of prayer is transformational and it is the heartbeat of who we are and what we do. 

We also run a monthly e-Newsletter, featuring a round up of current events and stories from across the movement. 

Despite our name, we are an inclusive organisation and we are very proud to have a growing number of men who have joined us.

You're invited to join us in our journey and be a part of something life-changing. 

Mothers' Union, One Vision