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2014.03 Walk-A-Week

Walk-a-Week: Mothers' Union's President Ann Howard will be walking the Wessex Ridgeway as a sponsored event for Mothers' Union. Along the way, members’ events will raise awareness and funds for projects such as Virtual Baby in senior schools, parenting groups, work in prisons and refuges, and holidays for families. Look out for an event near you as Ann walks once a week between 10 March and 7 June and please pray for Mothers' Unions work with families. Red asteriskClick here for the schedule; to donate, text MUWK14 and an amount in £ to 70070 or go to

Red asteriskA new website is being launched! Click here for the temporary site.

27 January 2014: Relief funding approved for SUDRA South Sudan
Mothers’ Union’s Relief Fund Committee has sent a grant of £25,000 to aid the humanitarian response of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan to thousands of displaced people in South Sudan.
Click here for the briefing


  • 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 Team:

Office and Resource Centre:
01722 333402, Red asterisk
Mothers’ Union, Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB
Open Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-3.30 pm.
Closed during August and for one week at Christmas and Easter.

Mothers’ Union Central Office:
020 7222 5533,
Mary Sumner House, Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB


Collective Worship sessions based on the work of Mothers' Union at home and overseas, e.g. literacy projects. Resources include songs, prayers and PowerPoint presentations. Click here for more details.

Bye Buy Campaign

Bye Buy Childhood
Bye Buy Childhood success
Mothers' Union Chief Executive Reg Bailey Chairs Government Review

Inquiry into the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children 

Mothers' Union statement 

Mothers' Union campaign website 

Community and Parish Outreach

Social Policy

  • Responding to government consultative papers on family issues, campaigning currently on the Commercialisation of Childhood’, member of the UNCSW.
    See news item above.
    Contact Gillian Mackenzie: 

Practical support

  • Women’s Refuges in the Diocese
  • Working with families of prisoners
  • Annual 1-week residential holiday for families in need
  • 6-berth caravan available at Durdle Door, Dorset (March-October)
  • For these and many other projects contact Ann Cowburn: 

Mission and Development Overseas

  • 4 million members worldwide
  • Informed prayer for Mothers’ Union work in 81 countries worldwide using Families Worldwide a members guide available for £1 to others from 
  • Financial provision for mission and ministry overseas and for Emergency Relief
  • Salisbury Mothers’ Union linked with dioceses in Sudan, Kenya and Australia
  • Contact Ann Cowburn: 


  • For all aspects of mission and ministry regularly, an emergency prayer chain and daily midday prayers.
  • Contact Marian Booth:

Families First

Mission Support

  • Mothers’ Union focus on family life from marriage and baptism preparation, parenting group and other activities associated with Christian nurture potentially puts us in close contact with the church’s traditional ‘fringe’. We are continually developing resources and training personnel in these areas.

Vocation Support

  • Due to the breadth of Mothers’ Union’s whole mission, we believe that church members and those on the fringes of faith working in the above areas of mission could be enabled to identify their vocation as a result of membership of Mothers’ Union.
  • For more information, contact Diocesan President Ann Howard: 
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