Mothers' Union Oxford Diocese
Welcome to the website of the Mothers' Union in the Oxford Diocese.
The Mothers' Union (MU) is a Christian organisation with 4 million members in 81 countries worldwide. The backbone of the MU is our worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, our members are joined together by a commitment to marriage and family. Volunteers give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising to sustain family life through our projects at home and abroad.
In this diocese the work is carried out through various diocesan projects, both large and small, that are aimed at supporting families in both good and bad times. Deaneries and branches run their own local projects too.
All the work of the MU is underpinned by prayer. The spiritual side of members' lives is enhanced by an annual diocesan Retreat and Quiet Days are held at deanery and branch level.
Branches are able to use material produced by the central MU as an outreach to both their churches and communities.
Oxford Diocese is linked with the Mothers' Union in dioceses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Nigeria.
The Mothers' Union Prayer
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers' Union
as we seek to share your love
through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship,
and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name.