Mothers' Union

Promoting and supporting stable family life since 1876

Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. We have over four million members in 83 countries worldwide and aim to support family life in communities both locally and globally

In the Diocese of Ely we actively seek to do this regionally and locally. Caring for families for us involves:

  • Supporting parents
  • Providing holidays for stressed families
  • Volunteering at Cambridge & Ely Child Contact Centres
  • Supporting the Chaplaincy at Littlehey Prison
  • Collecting for Cambridge Women's Aid and Huntingdon Refuge
  • Providing Parent & Child marquees at local country show
  • Knitting and sewing projects for overseas links.

By speaking out against social injustice and campaigning for the recognition of the value of stable family life, Mothers’ Union aims to work towards its vision of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.

A significant part of our work locally is campaigning on social justice issues relevant to families wherever they are. In Ely Diocese our members actively support national campaigns like ‘Bye Buy Childhood’ and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.

Prayer and fellowship are integral to the way Mothers' Union lives out its calling and vision. Members pray regularly for the health and wellbeing of families worldwide.

Through our Wave of Prayer we support Mothers' Union members serving their communities across the world. These include our special links with five overseas dioceses – Lusaka in Zambia; Shyogwe in Rwanda; Sokoto & Ikka in Nigeria and Karimnagar in India.

We have special relationships with Kigali Diocese (Rwanda) and Vellore Diocese (India) which are two of our Diocese of Ely partenership links.

More information about the Mothers' Union nationally and globally can be found on their website or visit our facebook page

Reg Charity No: 251394