Site Last Updated: 31 July 2015

Please Note Especially:

DO YOU KNOW? - Mothers Union Publishes a Monthly E Newsletter that you can receive simply by going to and putting your email address in the panel at the bottom right of the web page. Subscribe to the E Newsletter and keep up to date with M U matters worldwide.

THE DIOCESAN OVERSEAS LINKS HAVE CHANGED! - Visit the Overseas Links Page to see the changes AND click on the Fact Sheets pdf file under the map to find out about the new link dioceses.

FUTURE EVENTS - Visit this page for news of A Fund Raising Cycle Ride and entrants riding for M U








The Diocese is the second largest Church region in England. It takes in the whole of Essex and five East London Boroughs. Within its boundaries are Cities, Seaports and Airports, Seaside Holiday Towns, Rural and Urban Areas and New Towns.







Mothers' Union is an International Christian Organisation with four million members in 83 CountrBlue Globe + Fill.jpgies. Mothers' Union aims to promote, support and encourage family life through prayer and practical action.

Worldwide Programmes:

Emergency Relief Fund
Literacy and Development
Training local development workers
Family Life

In the Chelmsford Diocese there is a network of branches with members of all ages, married and single, separated and divorced - and men too! Membership is open to all who have been baptised and who support the aims and objects of Mothers' Union.

Members are involved in their parishes and beyond. In parishes they help with Baptism and Marriage Preparation, Toddler Groups, Pre Schools, Sunday Schools and a variety of other activities - every parish is different!

Outside parish boundaries, for example, valuable work in prisons, and in contact centres, helps some of the less fortunate and more vulnerable young people, and parents too.

Away From It All (AFIA) funds holidays for families who might otherwise not have a holiday.

Chelmsford Mothers' Union has overseas links with the Mothers' Union in the Dioceses of:

Thailand - Meru (Kenya) - Hpa-an (Myanmar) -Toungoo (Myanmar) - George (South Africa) and New Bussa (Nigeria). For news of these please go to the 'Overseas Links' page.

More information about Mothers' Union in the Chelmsford Diocese, and about becoming a member, will be found in other pages of the website.