Mothers’ Union – information

The Mothers’Union in St Asaph Diocese has completed it’s review following the creation of Mission Areas.  The new MU groups will begin working together during 2018 with existing Deanery Leaders jointly heading up each group until elections take place in 2018.


Who are we?

Established in 1876 by Mary Sumner, we are now a world-wide organisation of 4 million members in 81 countries.

Our membership

Membership is open to both men and women, married or unmarried, who support our aims and objectives and who have been baptised in the name of the Holy Trinity. Members join a branch (we have 60 branches in St Asaph Diocese and 1,000 members) or, if they are unable or do not wish to attend branch meetings, they can become Diocesan members. There is also the Indoor Members Prayer Circle, IMPC,  for the housebound.

Why the title “Mothers’ Union”?

This was the name originally chosen for the small group of founder members and it has been retained to the present day because the mother figure symbolises the family itself.

What are our aims and objectives?

Christian faith in action through the nurture of family in it’s many forms by working towards five objectives

  1. Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage
  2. Encouraging parents to bring up their children in the faith of the church
  3. Maintain a worldwide fellowship united in prayer worship and service
  4. Promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and protection of children
  5. To help families who have met with adversity

Everything we do is underpinned by prayer with the wave of prayer continually going round the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What do Mothers’ Union members do?

Our work  has an impact locally, nationally and internationally.

.Here in St. Asaph Diocese we follow a three-year cycle of projects –

  • In Year 1 – we assist our brothers and sisters overseas by raising funds for a specific project
  • In Year 2 – we meet a local need –  sometimes raising funds and awareness of a specific project.    Womens Refuge.  School books.  etc
  • In Year 3 – we raise funds for one of our own charities

Our links abroad

Our overseas projects enable us to help people in countries such as Sudan and Malawi to improve their standard of living through the Mothers’ Union literacy circles.

St Asaph Mothers’ Union is linked with Dioceses of Muyinga in Burundi, Lake Rukwa in Tanzania , Okrika in Nigeria, Bendigo in Australia and Gujarat in North India . We welcome links ,news prayers and contacts with the dioceses . 

Further information

If you would like more information, please contact either
our Diocesan Secretary Mrs Karen Stringer at


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