Mothers’ Union is an international Christian Charity that seeks to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating for family friendly policies within both government and public life.
By supporting marriage and family life we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Members are not all women or mothers. Men are very welcome to join!
With a membership of 4.1 million in 83 countries, Mothers’ Union provides a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community, through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes which meet local needs.
Mothers’ Union in Connor Diocese has over 1,150 members in 53 branches. There are six Areas, each with an Area Chairman. The diocese stretches from Ballycastle to Lisburn.
The Diocesan President, Valerie Ash, is supported by the Diocesan Trustees and Executive Committee.
Members actively support projects locally and worldwide.
Neo natal wards in local hospitals appreciate the many little knitted garments and sheets and snuggles sewn for the little cribs. The Comfort Teddies provide support for young children in A&E depts.
Patients admitted to hospital in an emergency find the wash bags very useful. These are also offered to Women’s Refuge groups.
The Belfast Child Contact Centre is supported by 29 trained Mothers ‘Union volunteers They help prevent very a safe, welcoming environment where separated parents can meet with their children.
Life can be very stressful for many families. Through the Away From it All (AFIA) project Connor Diocese provides short breaks for families in need of a break. Clergy and social workers can nominate suitable families.
Mothers Union is an international Charity. Members in Connor financially support world wide work;
For more information about the work of Mothers’Union please visit the websites,
You can download the Spring 2018 issue of the Mothers’ Union Clergy Newsletter
9th Tree planting Ramoan Church grounds. To be arranged.
9th N. Connor Spring Area service. Armoy 7.30pm
10th Lisburn/Derriaghy Coffee evening. St. Mark’s 7.30pm
14th All Ireland Council Christ Church Dublin.10.30am
15th Christ Church Derriaghy 60th Anniversary service 6.30pm
17th Diocesan Council ST. John’s Crumlin 7.30pm
21st Women’s Forum Friendship Lunch Belfast City Hall.
28th Ladies’ Health and Wellbeing Fellowship Morning. Dunsilly Hotel Antrim 10.00am
7th Belfast Marathon
11th Lisburn Area Dinner Christ Church Hall 7.00 for 7.30pm
19th All Ireland Trustees St. Michan’s Dublin+
22nd Young Members’ Event. “Let’s Go to the Movies” St Patrick’s, Ballymena 7.30pm
7th Diocesan Trustees Ballynure, TBC
11th Diocesan Quiet Evening. Broughshane. 7.45pm
TBC N. Connor Area Dinner
11th Christ Church Dublin
22nd -26th Christ Church Dublin. Prayer Station for the Year of the Family
11th Diocesan Event showcasing Mothers’ Union worldwide, projects etc. Ballymena.
17-18th General Meeting Swansea, South Wales.
22nd All Ireland trustees Dublin.
Area services TBA.
12-13th Women’s Getaway Cavan Crystal Hotel Cavan.
26th -10th December 16 Days of Activism campaign. Events in branches.
26th TBC Reception in City Hall Belfast to highlight 16 days campaign.
Loving Lord, we thank you for your love
so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mother’s Union
as we seek to share your love
through the encouragement, strengthening, and support
of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit,
may we be united in prayer and worship,
And in love and service
reach out as your hands
across the world. In Jesus name.
© Copyright The Church of Ireland Diocese of Connor 2018