Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years.
Started by founder Mary Sumner in 1876 in her local parish, it has grown into an international charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries.
As a Christian membership charity, we demonstrate our faith in action. This happens as we work towards stopping poverty, stopping inequality and stopping injustice. Members work at grassroots level around the world. They bring hope and practical support to millions of people every year through parenting, literacy and community development programmes.
A registered charity who campaign at local, national and international levels to bring about real change for family life, women’s and girls’ rights, and the protection of children.
To find out more, please visit the Mothers' Union website, https://www.mothersunion.org
Our local branch is based at Christ Church Purley and run by Chloë & Margarita.
We organise regular fundraising events, such as a sing-along film night, Easter and Advent family events, a Summer tea party and a Swimathon.
We also meet regularly to discuss pertinent issues and pray together, and have special guest speakers join us to inform us of local organisations who support families in our area.
Our monthly newsletters keep us up-to-date with wider Diocese news, as well as local and branch events.
Click here to see a copy of the latest newsletter for members.
The money we raise is used to support the various campaigns Mothers' Union run.
Away From It All (AFIA) which is a holiday scheme, primarily funded by members, to give the opportunity of a break to those who are experiencing stress in their family life.
The literacy programme helps train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community.
Also, providing practical support as well as advocating for change with decision makers and governments, at local, national and international levels helps change society for the better.