Mothers' Union

St. Mary’s Mothers’ Union is part of the worldwide Christian charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.

The international Mothers’ Union works 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.

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 vision and values:

Mothers’ Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none. Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration. Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.

Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling. Discover more by visiting Mothers’ Union public web site.

Typical local activities include: acting as hosts for special services such as the Deanery Day, preparing Lent lunches and other fundraising events for Christian Aid, an annual Garden Party held at members’ homes and a Christmas lunch. Visitors are welcome at our meetings where we often have interesting speakers on topics of local interest.

Our own Diocese gives a vast amount of help to those in greater need than our own, such as toiletry bags for emergency use in hospitals, baby hats and ventilator bonnets for pre-natal births, help in ladies refuge houses and gifts for children on Mothering Sunday. “Comfort” bears are loved by children whose have to visit a parent in prison.

Take Part

St. Mary’s Mothers’ Union actively promotes the vision and values with regular meetings, prayer, fund-raising and social activities to which all are welcome.

Contact Mrs Sandra Sumner on 01833 690041. Although, during the pandemic meetings, have been suspended all are invited to just come along when they recommence, which are normally held in St. Mary’s Barnard Castle on the first Monday of each month. Check “This Month at St. Mary’s”, the Parish Magazine (The Pilgrim), church notice boards or the Weekly News handed out at services for dates for your diary and reports of past meetings.