Action & Outreach

Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.


Mothers’ Union are “the heart and love of the Church.” Archbishop Welby 2017


We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning. We support families and communities both in the UK and around the world. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children in the Christian faith, Mothers’ Union has grown to over 4 million members worldwide. Our members work around the world bringing hope and practical support to millions of people every year through our parenting, literacy and community development programmes and as part of the volunteer base of local churches supporting the needs of our local communities. We are always looking for churches to engage with our work as we seek to support family life, whether you have a Mothers’ Union group in your church or not.

This section contains details of Mothers' Union's outreach work, both locally in Greater Manchester and worldwide. Information about our link dioceses in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, and Papua New Guinea may also be found here.

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