About us



Newcastle Diocese Mothers' Union is part of a world wide organization. With 4 million members working in 83 countries, Mothers’ Union is passionate about caring for families all around the world.


Our aims and objectives are:

To promote and support married life

To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children

To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service

To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children

To help those whose family life has met with adversity


 Our work is three fold:

  • Programmes: a diverse range of programmes meets the needs of people within local communities
     - from entrepreneur training, health education, parenting and relationship education provision to teddies for children experiencing stress or trauma. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of people at local level.
  • Internationally, nationally and at local level, our policy work challenges root causes of injustice and works for better conditions in society for children and families.
  • All of our work is underpinned by the Christian faith of our members.


Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4 million members, what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised. We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Branch Membership
Members are part of a group attached to a parish who meet together usually once a month for fellowship, worship and a talk. They also engage in projects and join in deanery and diocesan events.

Diocesan Membership
Diocesan Membership is for those who, for a variety of reasons, do not want to be a member of a branch, or cannot because there is no local branch. Each member has a contact that sends them The Journal (the diocesan magazine), Families First (The Mothers Union Magazine) and other publications, together with a letter informing them of local and diocesan events to which they are invited. Some diocesan members take part in projects with local groups or within their area and some hold office or participate in an area of work in which they are particularly interested. Some simply use their membership as a way of supporting the Mothers’ Union.

Indoor Members’ 
This type of membership is for those who are not able to participate in other types of membership, but still wish to retain their interest in the Mothers’ Union. They each have a correspondent to keep them informed about the current MU. These members form a powerhouse of prayer for the society.


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Choir news

Facts not Fiction

Prayer and worship

Faith and Policy

Our Mothers' Union Branches