Membership of the Mothers' Union is open to anyone (male or female) who has been baptised in any Christian denomination and agrees with the Aims and Objectives of the Mothers' Union. All MU members in our Diocese receive the national Mothers' Union magazine 'Connected' each quarter, and the MU prayer diary. We also have a regular Diocesan email newsletter.
There are several different membership options:
You will join a branch (group) which meets locally. Most branches have monthly meetings which usually include a speaker or activity and worship and prayer. Meetings may be held in a church hall or members' homes, community centre or cafe. Some branches may choose to meet more or less frequently, or at other types of venues. Branches may organise fundraising events, services and outings, and may also run their own local projects. Most branches are closely involved with their local parish churches and communities. Members may also support the Diocesan outreach projects such as knitting hats for seafarers or knitting for premature babies. Branch membership costs £23 pa (2021) which is collected by your branch.
You won't belong to a branch, but will pay the same membership subscription (£23) which is collected by the Diocesan Members rep. You can attend events specifically arranged for Diocesan members, and are also welcome at any Branch meetings you might wish to attend. You can also be involved in any Diocesan outreach projects.
Indoor membership (IMPC)
This type of membership is for people who are not able to get to branch meetings. IPMC stands for 'Indoor Members' Prayer Circle'. You will be invited to pray for all MU projects, home and abroad and also for members who are sick or suffering. You will receive letters and MU magazines during the year. These members often have long histories of association with Mothers' Union and their prayer support is invaluable.
How to join
If you are interested in finding out more about membership of Mothers' Union, please either contact us via the Contact Us page, talk to Linda Ginn (our Diocesan President) or contact your local Mothers' Union branch. You are always welcome to visit a branch to find out more, or even visit several to find the best one for you. If you would like to join as a Diocesan member then please fill out this membership form (payment details etc are given on the form).