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 our quarterly newsletter 'Pathways', and can subscribe to the MU quarterly magazine 'Families First' at a reduced rate. 'Families Worldwide' containing a prayer diary, reflections and information about Mothers' Union around the world is distributed to all members twice a year.
There are several different membership options:
You join your local branch, membership costs £21 pa (2020) which is collected by your branch. You will receive copies of Pathways and Families Worldwide. Most branches have monthly meetings which usually include a speaker or activity and worship and prayer. Branches may also organise fundraising events and outings. Many branches are closely involved with their local parish churches and may also contribute to the Diocesan outreach projects such as knitting hats for seafarers or knitting for premature babies.
You don't belong to a branch, but will pay the same membership subscription (£21) which is collected by the Diocesan Treasurer. You can attend events specifically arranged for Diocesan members, and are also welcome at any Branch meetings you might wish to attend. You will receive copies of Pathways and Families Worldwide (if not already received with Familes First magazine).
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 magazines (including Pathways and Families Worldwide) during the year. These members often have long histories of association with Mothers Union and their prayer support is invaluable.
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.
Subscriptions for the Familes First magazine are managed directly by Mary Sumner House. It is issued quarterly, and costs £10. New subscriptions can be set up by completing this form, and can be paid by cheque, credit or debit card or direct debit.