What does the Mothers Union do today?
Not much has changed. Today the MU has a membership of 3.6 million people, women and men in 78 countries, all working towards improving and supporting family life in their communities through prayer and practical support. We have a voice at the United Nations and are consulted by government on issues affecting family life, such as the recent flexible families bill. Here in the Chester Diocese we are involved in local projects supporting families in womens’ refuges, neonatal units, prisons, contact centres, at the Cheshire Show and in a wide range of local initiatives. The wave of prayer takes place throughout every day, which means that there is always an MU branch praying somewhere in the world. Here in Chester we sustain this wave of prayer in the month of March.