Mother’s Union

What is The Mother’s Union?

The Mothers Union (MU) is an international charity. It was begun in 1876 by Mary Sumner, the wife of the Rector of a church in Winchester. She wanted to bring mothers from all walks of life together to support each other. In 1885 Mary Sumner was asked to talk to a meeting of women in Portsmouth. Her speech about the power women have to change things was an inspiration to those who heard it, and the movement spread. The Christian faith is fundamental to its work.

What does it do?

MU provides practical help and campaigns for change. It is involved in a wide range of projects; from health education to teddy bears for children coping with distressing situations.

Who can be a member?

Any adult – men, women, married, single, with or without children – can join the MU provided they share the charity’s objectives and have been baptised as Christians.

Is there a branch at King Charles Church?

Yes. We have no regular meeting time at the moment, but fix our programme from month to month, often together with other local branches, such as the one at Mawnan Smith. The toddlers group ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (see the page about them on this web site) is one of the local projects run by us.

How do I get involved?

If you want to join our group or would just like more information about our activities, please contact Alison Tudgey on 01326 –31914. It’s best to ring after 6pm.