What we do
What is the Mother's Union?
Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years. Started by our founder Mary Sumner in 1876 in her local parish, we have grown into an international charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries.
As a Christian membership charity, we demonstrate our faith in action. This happens as we work towards stopping poverty, stopping inequality and stopping injustice. Our members work at grassroots level around the world. They bring hope and practical support to millions of people every year through parenting, literacy and community development programmes.
What does the central charity do?
As a registered charity we have campaigned at local, national and international levels to bring about real change for family life, women’s and girls’ rights, and the protection of children.
We also support our members within the UK and across the world with a vast collection of practical and religious resources. In addition, we produce regular publications to keep members in Britain and Ireland informed and up-to-date with what's happening both oversees and closer to home.
Since the lockdown of 2020 we have been very active on digital channels and social media. This includes broadcasting midday prayers live on our Facebook Page which has had an increasing audience as the word has spread. We also run a monthly e-Newsletter, featuring a round up of current events and stories from across the movement.
What drives us to do the work we do?
At the heart of what we do is prayer and our members come together every day at midday to focus prayers for their communities, fellow members and for those in need. We believe that the power of prayer is transformational and supports our work around the world.
Despite our name we are an inclusive organisation and we are very proud to have a growing number of men who have joined us.
As we continue to work in an ever-challenging world, why not join us in our journey and be a part of something life-changing?
Brede Mother's Union
Brede Mother's Union does many events throughout the year to fundraise for local causes.
Children-focused events & causes:
-Yearly egg-hunts on Easter Saturday in our churchyard.
-Halloween party in St. George's.
-Supporting the churches new baby and toddler group
-Trip to rare breeds centre in Kent, for our local children who attend the toddler group.
-Providing the funding for a new alter cloth, designed for by the children in Brede Primary School.
Other events & causes:
-Display of wedding dresses
-Making of sanitary bags for new patients at our local hospital
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the rectory in Brede. Please contact Rhiannon if you would like to join us!
Rhiannon Oliver - 01424 882037
David Oliver - 01424 882037
Anna Edwards, Pauline Young, Gwen Eldridge, Rosemary Crouch, Sheila Bristow, Ruth Gasson, Owen Edwards