Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!

Happy Birthday to Mothers’ Union!This year will see Mothers’ Union mark 140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children, they have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and men – in over 80 countries of the world.

Why celebrate 140th, rather than wait for 150th? In the Old Testament of the Bible, in the first book of Samuel, there is the story of Samuel marking an unlooked for victory against the mighty Philistines by erecting a stone between Mizpah and Shen, naming it “Ebenezer” meaning “stone of help” as a permanent reminder of the leading and guidance of God “Thus far has the Lord helped us”.

There has never been a more challenging, or more exciting time to be part of Mothers’ Union. They hope to train more members to help more families; to encourage greater outreach across countries and communities where family life is under greatest threat. To do this we need your help.

To find out how you can help Mothers’ Union contact the Mothers Union Supporter Care line on

020 7227 0620 or email communications@mothersunion.org

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