Mothers' Union

Mothers' Union

Charity information

Mothers' Union

Mothers' Union is a membership organisation. Members run projects, give and pray in order to support families, promote marriage and family life and support those in need in their communities

Founded 1896

  • Mission statement

    Mothers’ Union is a unique community of 4 million members, across 83 countries of the world, seeking to live out their Christian faith through prayer and action by making a difference in their communities.

    Parenting programmes, literacy circles, prison parent-and-child centres, emergency disaster aid – our work is diverse and very much grassroots. But it’s all motivated by our central focus: supporting family life, parents, marriage and child welfare. Often this involves fighting poverty and its causes, through micro-enterprise projects, community development, or health education; as well as campaigning for social justice issues at an international level. We’re people of all ages and walks of life, single or married, male or female – Mother’s Union is all about people who care.

    The unique capacity to work intimately at local level, with an inside understanding of local languages and indigenous cultures, is one of the great strengths of Mothers' Union and gives an inimitable vitality to our work. We don’t send aid workers out from ‘developed’ countries – we support local people, across continents, languages and cultures, offering Christian care to their families, neighbours, communities and governments.

  • Aims

    Mothers' Union aims to:

    • Mothers' Union's vision is to see a world where God's love is shown through loving respectful and flourishing relationships.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1896

    Registered Charity Number: 240531

    Board members: 17

    Full time staff: 36

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 76000

    Phone number: 0207 222 5533

    Address: 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB

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  • Family Life Programme

    The Mothers’ Union Family Life Programme is a unique grassroots initiative set up and ru... More