Mother’s Union

The Sherborne Branch of Mothers’ Union is in the Diocese of Salisbury and is part of the worldwide organization of which there are over four million members. Mothers’ Union was founded in 1876 and exists to share Christ’s love for the world by encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage & family life. Our particular overseas link is with the MU in Ezo, South Sudan. If you are new to the Sherborne area or have not heard about the work of MU please come and see what we are about!

Membership is open to all men and women who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and who support Mothers’ Union aims and objectives.


Meeting times

4th Friday in the month

Griffiths Room, Digby Church Hall, Digby Rd., Sherborne

10 for 10.30 (ends 11.45)


Committee and contact details

Leader:Mrs Linda Rowe
Secretary:Mrs Jospehine Higgsmu@sherborneabbey.com
Treasurer:                             Mrs Marilyn Davies                    
Chaplain:      Rev Lesley McCreadie

What we do

We help in the community

  • Provide Caravan Holidays at Rockley Park, Poole and an annual supported summer holiday for families in need at the Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
  • Support families affected by domestic violence living in local safe housing
  • Support families of prisoners including children’s gifts at Christmas
  • Facilitate toddler and parenting groups by assisting at weekly at St Paul’s Church Tums,Tots,Toddlers
  • Support the Virtual Baby project
  • Donate to MU overseas and emergency relief funds

We help in the Abbey

  • We make the Mothering Sunday posies
  • We make the Christingles at Christmas

Our fund raising is by subscriptions, donations and special events.


How you can support Mother’s Union

  • By belonging to a group in your community
  • By becoming a Diocesan Member receiving regular information and choosing your own level of involvement
  • By joining the Indoor Members scheme especially intended for those who can give time for prayer support
  • By supporting Diocesan Projects as a Friend of Mothers’ Union

Why not join MU as it offers you a chance to:

  • Meet, work and share with others
  • Demonstrate your commitment to family life
  • Become involved with projects and run schemes in your community
  • Explore and develop your own spirituality
  • Be a part of a global fellowship of members linked around the world