Mothers' Union

The Mothers’ Union (MU) in Down and Dromore has 45 branches. 

On 2 February 2022 in Dromore Cathedral, Mavis Thompson was commissioned as our Diocesan President and Revd Duncan Pollock as Diocesan Chaplain. The MU Diocesan Trustees were also commissioned at the service at which Bishop David gave the address.

Read a short profile of Mavis here.

Mrs Mavis Thompson and Revd Duncan Pollock
Mrs Mavis Thompson and Revd Duncan Pollock

MU is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 79 countries worldwide. The backbone of the organisation is its worldwide network of grassroots volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are united in their commitment to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.

MU is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty.

The MU began in Ireland in 1887. Like the Church of Ireland, which embraces Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the MU operates in two jurisdictions, north and south of the border in all 12 dioceses. Visit the MU Ireland website.

The MU members in All–Ireland represent a wide range of age and interests and membership offers fellowship and prayerful support through regular branch meetings, worship and occasional seminars and conferences.

Many branches throughout the Province run their own community projects that support family life.

Office holders in Down & Dromore 

View more Diocesan Service photos here.

Mavis receives her brooch of office from Roberta
Mavis receives her brooch of office from Roberta