By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Our members are not all mothers, nor all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, and young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.
For all 4 million members what Mothers’ Union provides is 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.


Our vision is of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.


  •  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 favorable to stable family life and the protection of children
  •  To help those whose family life has met with adversity
Representatives of the 3-tikanga Province

Representatives of the 3-tikanga Province at Winchester 140 year Celebration

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. Amen

No pavements at St Isaacs, but lovely walks through the grass and the bush. No wifi or connection for iPad or celllphone. No TV, radio or newspapers either. Comfortable accommodation and good food. Prayer and contemplatlion. A great opportunity to recharge the batteries ready for a busy year ahead for Mothers' Union. ...

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I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help?
The comforting encompassing hills seen through the cross window of the chapel at St Isaacs retreat centre, South Hokianga, Northland.

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A memorable stay at St. Isaacs ...

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A lovely hikoi to St. Isaacs. Rev Anne was just like a rudder with her hand in the tiller. Thank you to you Anne from us all.just the nicest way to start lent. Loved seeing the stations of the Cross from Fortuna too. It has been a while.... ...

Hikoi to the Hokianga.. What a way to start Lent. At beautiful St Isaacs. Reflective , restful, revival for mind and spirit.

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Hikoi to Hokianga. At St. Mary’s Motuti. ...

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