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Working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.

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Updated ListingTuesday 25 November, 12noon
'16 Days' Launch
at Salisbury Cathedral, during the Mothers’ Union monthly service.
Poster here.

Walk-a-Week 2014

Ann Howard says:
"It is finished! Accompanied by Joanne Triffitt for the last leg, I completed this walk of 127 miles on Thursday 5 June arriving in Lyme Bay in time for an ice cream. No time to paddle as members in West Bay were hosting a promotional event. We did enjoy a fabulous fish stew and chowder before the two hour drive home.

"I hope our 1700 members are busy collecting their sponsorship towards our ambitious target of £17,000 - £1 per foot of ascent during the walk.

"Mothers' Union will be celebrating every aspect of this event in the company of our Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey, at Wilton on 28th July.  Please join us at 2pm to find out how we did with the fundraising and to discover the vast range of projects our members in this diocese are involved in."

Mothers' Union's President Ann Howard walked the Wessex Ridgeway, once a week between 10 March and 7 June, as a sponsored event for Mothers' Union. Along the way, members’ events raised awareness and funds for projects such as Virtual Baby in senior schools, parenting groups, work in prisons and refuges, and holidays for families. Click here for the schedule. To donate, text MUWK14 and an amount in £ to 70070 or go to www.my.give.net/salisburymu. Please pray for our work!

A new website is being launched. Click here for the temporary site.


  • 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, http://ahowardmu.wix.com/salisburymu
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, www.mothersunion.org
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.
    Contact Sandra Gamble: sgamble@uwclub.net

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 Rockley Park (March-November)
  • 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 www.mothersunion.org 
  • 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: ann-mac@sky.com 


  • For all aspects of mission and ministry regularly, an emergency prayer chain and daily midday prayers.
  • Contact Marian Booth: jbooth@f2s.com

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: ahoward.mu@googlemail.com 
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