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Mothers' Union

by Michael Ford last modified 26 Mar, 2021 01:45 PM

Working with people of all faiths and none in 84 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. Prayer, resources, enabling, campaigning.

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Read Rosie's latest message here 

Latest news blog here 

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The latest on '16 Days' is here 

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Our Mission:

  • 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

Holidays at Sidmouth and Rockley Park

Clergy and others working with families are invited to refer them for a week away by the sea at Sidmouth. Mothers' Union also has a caravan available for referred families at Rockley Park. Click here for a gallery and here for the Rockley Park page.

'Bye Buy Childhood' Campaign

Bye Buy Childhood

Valuing children as children, not consumers. Website here

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:  

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 Joanna Woodd:

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 Joanna Woodd:


  • For all aspects of mission and ministry regularly, an emergency prayer chain and daily midday prayers.
  • Contact the Revd Jacqui Clark:

Families First

  • Bi-monthly magazine available on subscription, here

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 Rosie Stiven: 01722 333785, 

Getting in touch

Diocesan Office and Resource Centre:
01722 333402
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.

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

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