We believe in the importance of families in all shapes and sizes.
Mothers’ Union is an international Christian organisation supporting families and communities both locally and worldwide. It was formed in 1876 by Mary Sumner, a clergyman’s wife who became concerned about how local mothers related their Christian faith to family life. Mothers’ Union has since grown into the largest Christian organisation in the world, with over 4 million members in 83 countries.
Over the years very strong links have been forged between our own branch and Maridi in South Sudan where our members have been supporting families through practical outreach, prayer and advocating policies within both government and public life.
We, in the Dromore branch are proud of the work we do in the community and in particular of the ladies who work diligently to
- Supply soap bags to the local hospitals for use in emergency situations
- Provide Christmas gifts for the women and children in the Refuge centre, Newry
- Knit jackets and hats for the babies in the Neo natal units
- Commit to prayer time and participate in the worldwide wave of prayer
- Support the ladies in Hydebank Ladies’ Detention Centre by visiting once a month and delivering outreach through craft classes and social interaction
- Visit our Indoor members who may no longer feel able to attend the meetings
- Maintain and support our members in Maridi
- Raise awareness of gender -based violence
And…………oh yes, sometimes we make tea !
|Meets||Once a month at 8pm, usually on the last Wednesday but this is flexible for outings or special events.|
|For||Anyone in the Parish is welcome to join as Mothers’ Union is not exclusive to those who are married or to those with children.|
|Contact||Helen Forsythe or Helen Scott|