The Mothers' Union

The Mothers’ Union is a global Christian mission organisation that works closely with the Anglican Church. Since 1876 it has provided a network that supports family life, marriage and nurtures faith. It works through enabling its members and others, praying and campaigning. The Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos.

Members of the Mothers’ Union branch at Christ Church participate in the Sunday School and youth programmes of the church, as well as with baptism preparation. Its meetings, to which there is an open invitation, take the form of events that focus on matters relevant to the purposes of the Mothers' Union. In recent time, it has organised and held meetings on the matters of social media, dementia and mental health. At the beginning of the autumn school term, there is an evening of “prayers by candlelight” in which children, young people and parents are prayed for specifically.

Making wreaths for Christmas has become an annual fixture during Advent. Charity fundraising has taken the form of participation in a sponsored “Run in a Royal Park” for the hardy and a cake sale at Christ Church on Mothering Sunday for all the “hearty”.

Information regarding social issues is circulated electronically to all members through the Mothers’ Union monthly publication, Faith and Policy Watch. Prior to the campaign for “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence”, members in Southwark Diocese were encouraged to sign a petition requesting the Government to drop charges levied on claimants of child maintenance and to clarify Government information on the matter so that victims of gender violence are aware of their present exemption from the said charges.

This coming year, we hope to build on some of the programmes we have undertaken and others that may come to our attention. If you are interested in what we do and or have any queries about Mothers’ Union at Christ Church, please contact Jodie Lomax, Branch Leader, at jodie@xamol.demon.co.uk.