We demonstrate our faith in action to make the world a better place for all.
We StrengthenCommunities around the world by training in resilience, literacy and how to farm in a climate crisis.
We HelpThe most disadvantaged at home and abroad for example supporting the families of those in prison.
We BuildWe work to build supportive, loving relationships in Cumbria and around the world. Find out about our away From It All holidays by clicking on what we do
what we do
Mothers' Union Diocese of Carlisle
The Carlisle Diocese Mothers Union is part of a 4 million strong organisation dedicated to developing a world where everyone prospers. You don’t have to be Mother, or even a woman to join.
Carlisle Diocese Mothers Union is part of a 4 million strong Global movement wanting to to show our Christian faith by helping the strengthening of communities worldwide. We do this by helping to nurture strong relationships at all levels. In Cumbria we provide holidays, support refuges, hospitals and our prison. Any baptised person (male, female, LGBTQ+) who supports our aims can join.
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The Mothers’ Union in Cumbria provides holidays for disadvantaged families, toiletries for hospitals, refuges and our prison. Baby clothes for the hospitals and fiddle muffs for care homes. We provide toys for playgroups, prayer spaces and books for schools. We help others on many ways and , importantly, we pray for each other and the MU members around the world, pausing every midday as a wave of pray goes around the world.
The Miracle Moments: Fighting Gender Based Violence
Mothers’ Union works tirelessly to eradicate gender based violence and support the 1 in 3 affected. They are working closely with Women’s Aid and advocating with the UN Commission on the status of Women.
While facilitating numeracy, literacy and agricultural session Mothers’ Union also educates about the rights of women, especially in countries where gender based violence is culturally acceptable. They also educate local leaders about rights of women and to teach men to behave appropriately.
Photos courtesy of Taking Pictures, Changing Lives Foundation