Welcome to Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union

Our Mission Statement

For 130 years members of the Mothers’  Union have been making a difference in families. The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation, which promotes  the well-being of families worldwide. We achieve this by developing prayer and spiritual growth in families. Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage and its place in society. Encouraging our members to take practical action to improve conditions for  families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live.

Introducing 16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day). Throughout the campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with many others, globally, to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies.


Our Latest Activities

  • Meet Our New President

Meet Our New President

  • January 16th, 2019

Welcoming Jacqueline Armstrong to Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union

Jacqui’s childhood was spent in the […]

  • What is abuse?

What is abuse?

  • November 9th, 2018

Abuse can come in many forms. It is important to understand exactly what is […]

  • Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018

  • September 18th, 2018

Autumn 2018 is here and we have a lot of news at the Mothers’ […]


Our Units

This unit encourages in our spiritual journey, unites us in prayer and provides us with a voice to lobby on social issues.Read More
Finance and Central Services manages financial and secretarial structures of Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union.Read More
The marketing unit is chiefly concerned with promoting Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union to a large audience.Read More

What We Do

The goal of the Mothers’ Union is to be specifically committed to strengthening and preserving 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.

Today the Mothers’ Union provides

  • Literacy and Development Programmes
  • Overseas Volunteers in Community Projects
  • Relief in Times of Disaster
  • Parenting Programme

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the Mothers’ Union is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider understanding.

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

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 live. 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. Amen.