The Mothers' Union is a worldwide Christian organisation with over four million members spread over eighty-three countries .
It was started by Mary Sumner, a vicar's wife, in 1876 in their village to encourage and help parents in caring for their children. We have gone a long way since then and the Mothers' Union is particularly strong in Africa. The more this organisation grows, the more it can make an impact in society and help support parents and families. Our opinion on Christian and social matters which affect families is asked for by the Government. We are no longer just an organisation for mothers - all women, men and even children can join. In this diocese there are over one thousand and fifty members in fifty branches. New members and guests are welcome. Lifts can be arranged.
Gt Barton contact: Pat Sheppard: 01284 705540
Thurston Contact: Joy Bolwell: 01359 231301
Jill Rood: 01359 231647