The purpose and aims of the Mothers’ Union is to support marriage, and Christian family life.  The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that promotes the well being of families world-wide.  There are Mothers' Union groups in 76 countries and they all strive to commit to improve family life all through practical action and prayer.

Projects range from small scale farming initiatives in Uganda to a network of family support groups in places such as prisons and contact centres around the United Kingdom.  The special thing about all these projects is that they involve women and men working in their own community wherever they live.

The Mothers’ Union started in 1876 in the village of Old Alresford in Hampshire.  The central constitution, which governs the running of the Society, was first drawn up in 1896 and in 1926 a Royal Charter was granted.  In June 1995 the Queen in Privy Council approved the third constitution in the Society’s history.  Each diocese also has its own constitution.

If you would like to find out more about the Mothers’ Union please click on the links below. You can also contact the Branch Leader, Mrs Sandy Tout, on 01903 762288.

Membership is open to men and women who have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and support the Aim and Objects of the Mothers' Union.


The Mothers' Union

The Mothers' Union (Chichester Diocese)


The Mothers' Union Prayer

Loving Lord

We thank you for your love

so freely given to us all.

We pray for families around the world.

Bless the work of the Mothers' Union

as we seek to share your love

through the encouragement, strengthening

and support of marriage and family life.

Empowered by your Spirit,

may we be united in prayer and worship,

and in love and service reach out

as your hands across the world.

In Jesus' name.



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