Marriage and Family Life
We pray that our God will make us fit for what he’s called us to be, that he’ll fill our good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.

As our lives honour the name of Jesus, may he honour us, by his grace; our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely. Amen

Based on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (The Message)

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Reference and administrative information

Republic of Ireland:
Mothers’ Union in Ireland is recognised as a Charity by the Revenue commissioners, 5161.
Registered charity number- 20007331 (Charities Regulatory Authority).

Northern Ireland:
Not registered with The Charity Commission NI as a single entity. Instead individual diocese have been registered separately.

Annual Theme 2019
“Listen, observe, act - in step with God."

Mothers’ Union All-Ireland

Bessie from Tullow Branch
Winner of the Mums in May 2018 Fireside Quiz!

“Dear Lord…..”
Prayer Book

Introducing a brand new Mothers’ Union prayer book. A collection of 100+ prayers and reflections contributed by member across the world.
Cost £3
Mothers’ Union Fabric Now Available

You can order either direct, or through MUe:

In both cases, a proportion of the sales proceeds will go to MU funds.


Stumpy - the President's Blog-Dog

It is with great sadness that Mothers’ Union members and friends learned of the death of Freda Marsburg, Editor of Focus. Freda’s professionalism and faith were a gift shared with many and sympathy is extended to her family and friends. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Hello everyone,

I do hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather, everyone in Ireland talks about the weather so Stumpy has to acknowledge it also! It is so good to see children and adults enjoying the great outdoors, with lots of sunscreen of course. Of course there are some downsides as we become used to lower water pressure and animals and plants need lots of extra care in drought conditions. Many people are recalling the summers of their childhood while others are concerned that this is yet another incidence of global warming.

Mothers’ Union members usually take time out in the summer, but 2018 has been an exception, Mums in May has seen members and friends enjoy Tea Parties, Sponsored Walks and even when people were resting they continued the project with the Armchair Quiz - returns have been coming into the Office in dozens!

Now it’s time to turn the attention to the needles and the pen as the closing date (15th September) approaches for the Tea Cosy Craft competition and Tea Cosy Story Competition!

Everything contributes to helping Mothers’ Union help families.

August: It has been said that a picture speaks a thousand words and so I finish for now with a picture as Mothers’ Union members invite you to join them in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, in August as they continue to raise awareness around the plight of those men and women who suffer through Domestic Abuse and Gender-Based Violence. Details are on the poster below…

Must go now!

With love, Stumpy.

Stumpy Archive
For new readers:
Stumpy is the faithful pet of Phyllis Grothier, All-Ireland President. The result of an unfortunate liaison and the ‘eeniest’ of the litter, she was named to reflect both her runt-like size and her determined personality and so Phyllis decided she was too small to face an uncaring world. Stumpy has the tenacity of a Bulldog, her father’s wanderlust and her mother’s refusal to step back from any situation. In other words…the perfect mascot for a MU President!
Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating family friendly policies within both government and public life. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women, but are single, married, parents, grandparents or young adults who are just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4.1 million members in 83 countries what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. Readmore


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