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About Us

Mothers' Union

Vision:
Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.

Mission:
To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.

Objectives:
  • To  promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with  adversity

Values:
Mothers' Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos. Its governance, leadership, and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members around the world as they respond to God's call to faith and action.

Beliefs:
  • We believe in the value of each individual and their unique qualities  
  • We believe in the value of relationships. Jesus said, "Love the Lord  your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love  your neighbour as yourself."
  • We believe in the value of the family in its many forms as a source of love and support for individuals and the basis for a caring community
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Marriage and Family Life

Promote Christian marriage; Marriage preparation: Encourage parents and  carers through Mothers' Union Parenting Groups: Running Parent and  Toddler Groups; Volunteering in Child Contact Centres: Helping children  and families feel welcome in Church.


Practical care in tough times

Caring for families in need; Working in partnership to support victims of domestic abuse, refugees, asylum, seekers and the homeless, etc;
Offering holidays to needy families; Befriending families of those in Prison.


Activities Worldwide

Training Mothers' Union Workers in their local communities; Promoting  Parenting and Literacy and Development; Initiating Family Life  Programmes; Supporting Mothers’ Union Overseas and Relief Funds.


The Trustee Board of Mothers' Union

The Trustee Board of All-Ireland Mothers' Union is made up of the All-Ireland President, the four Vice-Presidents, the twelve Diocesan Presidents,  
the four Unit Coordinators and the All-Ireland Honorary Treasurer
All-Ireland President:   June Butler (Down & Dromore)
Vice-Presidents:            Kay Clarke (Derry & Raphoe)
                                   (with resposibility for Finance & Central Services)
                                    Patsy Devoy (Cork, Cloyne & Ross)
                                   (with responsibility for Faith & Policy)
                                    Iris Suitor (Armagh)
                                   (with responsibility for Action & Outreach)
                                  Joy Gordon (Dublin & Glendalough)
                                   (with responsibility for Fundraising & Communication)
Unit Coordinators:         Kaye Nesbitt ~ Finance & Central Services
                                   (Derry & Raphoe)
                                  Clare Stewart ~ Action & Outreach
                                           (Connor)
                                  Beth Wortley ~ Faith & Policy
                                   (Armagh)
                                  Margaret Jacob ~ Fundraising &  
                                         Communication (Cashel, Ferns & Ossory)
The Diocesan Presidents:
  • Armagh
  • Cashel, Ferns & Ossory
  • Clogher
  • Connor
  • Cork, Cloyne & Ross
  • Derry & Raphoe
  • Down & Dromore
  • Dublin & Glendalough
  • Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh
  • Limerick & Killaloe
  • Meath & Kildare
  • Tuam, Killala & Anchonry


The Honorary Treasurer

  • Sophia Dillon
  • Lesley Bayley
  • Irene Boyd
  • Sally Cotter
  • Hilary Dring
  • Jacqui Armstrong
  • Roberta Macartney
  • Karen Nelson
  • Hazel Speares
  • Lucy Kavanagh
  • Sylvia Wheatley
  • Myrtle Nairn


Rev. Ken Rue (Dublin & Glendalough)
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