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by Michael Ford last modified 14 May, 2018 02:16 PM

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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Latest news blogs here

Updated Listing Latest 'Windows' here;
Previous editions here

Safeguarding policy

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Click here for resources... for 16 Days... for the national site... for the diocesan site... for holidays...

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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.

In the New Forest

Planning a day trip to the New Forest? Brockenhurst Mothers’ Union can offer  your group a Ploughman's Lunch (£7.50) on Tuesdays between 12-2.30, or Afternoon Tea (£7.50) on Wednesday or Friday afternoons between 3-4.30pm at the Church Hall, Wilverley Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7SP. Short guided tours of St Saviour’s or St Nicholas’ Church (thought to be the oldest church in the New Forest) can also be arranged. Please pre-book with Lesley via 01590 624584 or Flyer here 

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.

Our team includes:

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


  • 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

Schools Resources

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:  

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

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, 

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