Welcome to the Diocese of Gloucester Mothers' Union website

Mothers' Union is the largest international Christian organisation with over 4 million members in 83 countries across the world.

Within this worldwide organisation we are part of the Anglican Province of Canterbury and based in the South West of England above Bristol, bordered by Wales in the West and the Cotswold Hills to the East.

Led by our Joint Diocesan Presidents, Helen Barton and Dorothy Marshall for the triennial 2016-2018 we have 40 branches across 9 deaneries and about 1,000 members working towards the Mothers' Union vision to strengthen and preserve family life and marriage, by our Christian faith through practical action.

This practical action can be seen through the giving of self, in prayer, in voluntary work, and in helping those less fortunate than ourselves in whatever ways we can.

Following the links, please take the time to discover how we respond to our Mothers' Union vision of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.


Gloucester Mothers' Union is now recruiting for a new secretary. See link below for details.

Mary Sumner House

The national Mothers' Union website is a source of information about the worldwide organisation, national projects, monthly prayers and resources for members.

Diocesan Presidents

Our joint Diocesan President, Dorothy Marshall and Helen Barton with Nikki Sweatman, our Provincial President

Letter from our Diocesan Presidents

Dear Friends

Welcome to our new website. We hope that you will find it easy to use and that you will be able to learn more about Mothers' Union activities in the Diocese and around the World, while keeping you up to date with our campaigning on issues affecting family life.

In the diocese, we are looking forward to seeing as many members as possible at Autumn Council on 20th October at Brockworth, when our speaker will be Provincial President Nikki Sweatman.

Looking back it was good to have so many members in the Cathedral for our Songs of Praise, where we enrolled Bishop Rachel and her husband Guy as Diocesan Members. A truly uplifting experience and a first for Mothers' Union in Gloucester.

Till next time, With love and prayers,

Dorothy and Helen, Joint Diocesan Presidents