The Mothers’ Union is an international charity whose vision is to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.

Men and women of all ages who are baptised and support its aims are welcome to join.

(Nichola, Kim, Nickie, Betty and Dennis receive a 'strawberry sparkle' welcome after their admission at Christ Church Walmersley)

There are several ways to support Mothers’ Union in Manchester


Never underestimate the power of prayer! Everything we do is underpinned by prayer, so even if you can’t be involved in practical ways you do have a valuable contribution to make.
Please pray for our projects (browsing through these pages will give you lots of information); for all our volunteers; and most importantly, for the families we seek to help. 


By making a donation to Mothers’ Union you too can make a difference. Our work in the diocese and further afield is only possible through the financial contributions of members and friends who believe Mothers’ Union’s work with families can change lives. See the 'Donate' button at the top of the page for details.


You may be interested in giving your time and talents to help with one of our projects.  Volunteering is great fun - it can be frustrating, it may be humbling, it is always rewarding. New ideas, new points of view are valuable and bring new energy to projects. Please contact us if you would like to be involved in any way.


Please contact Andrea Walsh, 0161 828 1427, or [email protected]  to find our more about Mothers' Union and the different ways of being a member.

The organisation was founded 135 years ago by Mary Sumner, who recognised a need to support new mothers. Today there are over 4 million members in more than 80 countries – working in many different ways to meet the needs of families in their own time and place. Much more information is available here   

In Manchester there are approximately 2500 members. They meet, worship together and work, mainly in parishes, to support the clergy in their mission to the church and community, with particular emphasis on the family (in its many forms). There is also the opportunity to join as a member in the diocese, supporting the work financially, through several projects but, above all, through prayer.