Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community

Mothers Union

We have a very active Mothers' Union branch click here to download the 2023 programme of activities.

Click here to find out the latest news and projects of 2021 


Click here for our 2020 news and projects 


Click here to find out about our 2019 projects and events 


Click here to find out about the projects we were involved with in 2018

Who are we?

The Founder of the Mothers’ Union, Mary Sumner, was a clergyman’s wife and in the summer of 1876 held the first Mothers’ Union meeting at her home, the Rectory in Old Aylesbury, Winchester for a small group of local mothers. Now over 140 years later the Mothers’ Union has grown from strength to strength into a worldwide organisation with over 4million members living in 83 countries and continues to provide Christian Care and Support for Families. 


What do we stand for?

Some of what we do:


The Mothers’ Union work across the world promoting gender equality and greater stability for family life. You can find out more by visiting the national Mothers' Union website


In East Sussex:

In Heathfield:

Our St Richard's branch which has members from all three Benefice churches meet regularly to keep up to date with the Mothers’ Union work both globally and at home through information provided nationally on their website, discussion papers, magazines and a prayer diary. 


How can you become involved?

There are many ways you can become involved, and anyone can join it isn’t just for Mothers!  So if you think you might be interested a warm welcome awaits you: 


  • Join us for coffee and/or meeting after our Corporate Communion on the third Wednesday of each month.
  • Ask for a free copy of Families Worldwide incorporating our daily Prayer Diary.
  • Ask for a copy of our Programme of Activities.
  • Consider joining our organisation that offers so much for families in our area and beyond.
  • Help us spread the word of the work of the Mothers’ Union.
  • Bring new ideas and projects for our group to support our local community