How Do Mothers’ Union Groups Work?

Are you interested in joining or starting a Mothers’ Union group in your church or local community? Mothers’ Union operates at a local level through groups often known as ‘branches’.

Mothers’ Union branches meet together regularly to pray and worship as well as look at how the group can support families within their church and local community. Please check with your parish priest or minister to see if there is a Mothers’ Union already in your parish. Branches are normally – but not exclusively – part of a local church or other Christian fellowship group, and will usually link with the Anglican diocese for support and connection to the wider Mothers’ Union.

Key to founding a group is ensuring there are people who, like you, believe that by supporting families you will be helping a whole community to thrive. Is there a need in your community to support families whether it be organising a toddler group or running a parents' group? Whether you are a group of mums who meet for a latte and a catch up or an older group enjoying retirement, you could become a brand new branch of Mothers’ Union.

Local branches take on many forms depending on the community in which they live. As a branch you will be able to share ideas, support each other in fellowship and reach out to those in your community and the wider church. You will also be part of a hugely respected organisation which is perceived as being a linchpin for church and charity expression.

If you are interested in starting a group please contact us and we will put you in touch with your local Mothers’ Union who will give you all the tools you need to get started. You will need to be a member yourself in order to start a group. Find out more about how to join.