M U Canterbury Province
Caring for families worldwide
The Mothers' Union works through our local grassroots membership to support families and communities around the world. There are over 4 million members working for us in one way or another! We work through local members who know what's needed where they are.
Canterbury Province covers a large part of England as well as Europe, where our work varies from working to combat modern slavery, to supporting families with sick children in hospital, and much more in between. Some examples of work carried out in various places is
Supporting parents of children admitted to Hospital
Helping students and foodbank clients with our Starving Students Survival Guide and Foodbank recipe card
Working in prisons and young offenders institutes
Making small gowns for premature or stillborn babies
Providing holidays for families under stress
Assisting NHS nurses in supporting teenage mothers
Organising parent support groups
Supporting refugees to settle into school and community
Supporting local refuge centres offering shelter to victims of domestic violence, by providing household essentials, toiletries and Christmas gift boxes.
Providing a range of parenting programmes, including "What Shall We Tell the Children About Relationships and Sex?"
Supporting prisoners and their families, including prison visiting
Campaigning, e.g. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Facilitating English for Women courses
Hosting Contact Centres - enabling children of separated families to spend time with their non-resident parents
Giving Christmas gift bags to detainees at detention centres
Supplying toiletry bags for emergency admissions at local hospitals
Providing our Virtual babies scheme in secondary schools in various dioceses.
If you would like to become a supporter or member, find out more on the central website
You can find out what the Mothers' Union does in your area via the LINKS tab above (under "who we are").