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 
  • Diocesan President: Mavis Thompson
  • Diocesan Secretary: Mrs Heather Leckey 

All Ireland Mothers’ Union in conjunction with Tearfund NI invite you to a Worldwide Event in Seagoe Parish Church, Portadown, on Thursday 16 March at 7.30pm.

Madame Chantal Mbanda
Madame Chantal Mbanda

The guest speaker is Mrs Chantal Mbanda who will speak on Mothers’ Union at Work in Rwanda. Chantal is the MU Provincial President of Rwanda and is visiting Ireland with her husband, Archbishop Laurent Mbanda.

Archbishop Laurent will be the Festival Service speaker at Down and Dromore’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Down Cathedral.

All are welcome. Please park at the back of the church for ease of access.