About MU

Mothers' Union Christian Care For FamiliesMothers’ Union is a global Christian charitable organisation that focuses on caring for and supporting family life in communities around the world, regardless of faith or background.

Members are passionate about helping others, locally and globally, by providing practical help, raising funds and campaigning against social injustice. 

In particular, our initiatives seek to equip people with the right skills, knowledge and resources they need to cope with and overcome their specific challenges. Through training, facilitating and enabling, we hope to empower others to provide a stable environment in which to nurture and protect their families. 

Mothers' Union MU logoMothers' Union initiatives include:

Parenting Programme – bringing parents and carers together to share their experiences, support one another and develop their parenting skills.

Away From It All Holiday Scheme – giving people who are experiencing significant stress in their family life a chance to take a break.

Overseas Literacy and Financial Education Programme – teaching literacy, numeracy and business skills; and raising awareness on how to tackle specific local issues regarding health and harmful traditional practices, and promoting equal rights for women.

MU Relief Fund – donating resources to provide fresh water, food, shelter, clothing and medicine for families living in desperate areas.

Make a Mother’s Day Appeal – encouraging people to buy an ethical gift for Mothering Sunday; a gift that will help those in need to improve the lives of their families and communities.

Campaigning – promoting equality and justice so that families can feel safe and flourish in their communities, including campaigning against the commercialisation of childhood, and against gender-based violence.

In addition, members respond to the needs they see within their own communities.

For more information, please visit the websites for the Mothers' Union international organisation and for the Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Chelmsford.