Mothers Union


Mothers Union

About Us

Mothers’ Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.

We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Our vision

Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue by praying, campaigning and enabling.

Our values

Mothers’ Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none. Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration. Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.

Our membership

Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. They are single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. Mothers’ Union provides, for all four million members, a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community – through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.

In Norham, the branch is a group branch, made up of members from the Parishes of Branxton, Carham, Cornhill and Norham (all the parishes served by our Vicar).

We have about 25 members and meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company and learn more about the world about us.

We support many local initiatives, including providing items for the BordersGeneralHospital – emergency toiletries bags, knitted items for the baby unit, cheer-up bags for children and teddies.  We also support Away-from-it-all holidays for families who would not otherwise manage a week’s holiday, the Women’s Refuge in Newcastle, the Prison Visitor Centre and the Newcastle People’s kitchen.  We take regular deliveries to the Berwick Food Bank and organise the Drop-in-4-coffee mornings once a month.

Norham Group

Mother’s Union

Programme 2017

 Monday 10th April 2pm
Well Being
Branxton Village Hall

Monday 8th May 2pm
Travels in Israel
Mrs Clare Short
Branxton Village Hall

Monday 12th June 2pm
Our World-wide MU Links
Mrs Barbara Packer
Branxton Village Hall

July Outing
(to be arranged)

Monday 14th August 2pm
Mary Sumner Day Service
Branxton Church
Refreshments – Village Hall

Monday 11th September 2pm
Hospice Care
Julie Frost
Mason’s Arms, Norham

Monday 9th October 2pm
Music and Spirituality
Revd Martin Gilham
Branxton Village Hall

Monday 13th November 2pm
Wave of Prayer
Branxton Church
Refreshments-Village Hall

Monday 11th December 2pm
“Christmas ”
Branxton Village Hall

Monday 8th January 2pm
Members’ Meeting
Mason’s Arms, Norham

Monday 12th February 2pm
Annual General Meeting
Branxton Village Hall


Norham Mothers’ Union Local Contacts:


Eileen Turnbull  01890 820222

Babs Gibson  01289 382485


Drop in 4 Coffee

Last Wednesday of every month 10.30 – 12 noon
St Cuthbert’s ParishChurch, Norham.

The Mothers’ Union Prayer


Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.

Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus’ name.