Welcome to the Diocese of St. Albans
Mothers’ Union website

As you browse through our website we hope you will find plenty of information about our organisation in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area.

We are part of the worldwide organisation which has 4 million members in 83 countries worldwide and we aim to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities through the nurture of family in its many forms.

Mothers’ Union was set up by Mary Sumner in 1876 when she saw that young mothers needed help to bring up their children in the love of God.

Today, we continue to promote and support marriage and encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.  Through prayer, programmes, policy work and practical action we hope to promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.  We also support families when times are difficult too.

Membership of Mothers’ Union is open to all (men, women, single, married, widowed or divorced), who agree with our Aims and Objectives and have been baptised into any Christian denomination.

Members work at the grassroots level in hundreds of projects that meet local needs.


“What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

  • Families First Magazine
    Keep up to date on how Mothers' Union members are encouraging strong marriages, good parenting and active faith in Britain and worldwide.

    • Practical articles on relationships
    • Support for parents and grandparents
    • Ways to put faith into action
    • Fairtrade and eco-friendly products

    6 issues a year at £2.75 per copy
  • New Online Shop

    Shop with us
    Support the work of the Mothers' Union by shopping at our brand new online shop.