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Supporting families around the world

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity with its roots in the Anglican Church. The first Mothers’ Union branch in Ireland was founded in Raheny, Dublin in 1887 by Annabella Hayes. We seek to support families of all faiths and none through practical outreach, prayer and advocating family friendly policies within both government and public life.

By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women, but are single, married, parents, grandparents or young adults who are just beginning to express their social conscience.

For all 4 million members in 84 countries, what Mothers’ Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community through prayer, financial support and actively working at grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.