Mothers’ Union – information

The Mothers’Union in St Asaph Diocese has completed it’s review following the creation of Mission Areas and formed MU Family groups.


Who are we?

Established in 1876 by Mary Sumner. Incorporated by Royal Charter updated April 2018,   we are now a world-wide organisation of 4 million members in 83 countries.  We have a network through which members can serve Christ in their own community through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.

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?

Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation which promotes the well being of families worldwide. We do this by:

  • developing prayer and spiritual growth in families
  • studying and reflecting on family life
  • resourcing members to take practical action to improve conditions for  families when they experience anxiety

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 – 2019 – Raising funds for our AFIA fund
  • In Year 2 – 2020 –  we meet a local need –  sometimes raising funds and awareness of a specific project
  • In Year 3 2021 – fundraising for a MU overseas project

Our links abroad

Our overseas projects enable us to help people 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 .

We are all remembered in the worldwide Wave of Prayer 19th -21st November each year

Further information

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


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