Since 1876, Mothers’ Union has shared God’s love for the world by encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage and family life in all its variety. Exeter Diocese MU started 125 years ago, and Chudleigh Branch met for the first time 115 years ago.
Click on this link to see an information leaflet about Exeter Diocese Mothers’ Union
Reaching out in love and service
Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity with over 4 million members in 84 countries throughout the world. We aim to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. We are the largest lay-led Christian organisation in the world, called “the best-kept secret in the Church of England” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
We are working with people of all faiths and none to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning
Our aims and objectives are:
Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling.
Mothers’ Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none. Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration. Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.
The Mothers' Union Prayer
As a young woman, our founder Mary Sumner took a special interest in women and their families. When she started meeting with mothers of her parish in 1876, Mary wrote the first Mothers' Union prayer. Her words are still an inspiration for us today.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
All this day, O Lord,
MU Matters is the newsletter for Exeter Diocese Mothers’ Union. It is published twice a year, in the Spring and the Autumn, and contains news and articles about what is happening in our area. Click below for the current issue and the previous issue. If you have any queries or suggestions, or you would like to contribute material, please contact the Editor, Nicky Over, on 01626 852668, firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Orchard Court, Station Hill, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 0EE.
To see MU Matters, please click on the links below:
Our Diocesan President, Nickie Johnson, writes a newsletter roughly each month about what is happening in Exeter Diocese Mothers’ Union. To see the last few issues, click on the links below:
Each year, we hold two Coffee Mornings in the Spring and Winter, raising funds for vital MU work at home and abroad. In addition, we hold a Social evening in the Summer, a Carol Service in December, and join in other diocesan events such as Quiet Days and services in Exeter Cathedral. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, from 2.30 to 4.00pm, we hold a “Knit-and-Natter” group at Chudleigh Parish Church, when everyone is welcome to come and knit, crochet, sew, and natter – or just come and natter!
Chudleigh Mothers’ Union Branch is part of the Teignbridge Cluster of Branches, with Bovey Tracey, Kingsteignton and Kingskerswell. The diocesan structure is in the process of being changed, with Branches being grouped into Clusters instead of Deaneries, so in the future, there will be quarterly Cluster events and other activities in which we will take part.
For an update on what has been happening recently, click on the link below to see the MU report in the current issue of Chudleigh News.
Contact Details and Useful Links
Contact Nicky Over (01626 852668, email@example.com) for further details of Chudleigh Branch and the Diocesan and World-wide organisation.
Diocesan Mothers' Union website http://muenterprises.org/exetermu/
National Mothers' Union website www.themothersunion.org