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Mothers' Union Durham Diocese

Durham Diocese Mothers' Union covers Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Stockton & Sunderland.

We demonstrate the Christian faith in action by transforming commmunities by promoting stable marriage, nurturing family life and ensuring the protection of children.

Mothers' Union is the largest Christian organisation operating in over 83 countries with over 4 million members. There are 78,000 in the UK and Ireland and over 1,700 in the Durham Diocese. We have 82 branches in Durham most of which meet in the traditional way either weekly or monthly, most in the afternoon but a few do meet in the evening.

The sorts of projects we support in the Durham Diocese are:

  • Emergency Hospital Bags (Basic toiletries for people admitted without them)
  • Knitting for babies prem and full term
  • Tea and Coffee for parents staying with children in hospital
  • Women's Refuge - Away days, craft items, Mothering Sunday gifts, Christmas gifts, Household Items
  • Schools - various stationary items and shoes
  • Prisons - Clothing items for children, play things, bible study books, church services
  • Baptism Support
  • Sick visiting in the parish
  • AFIA 'Away from it All' - Small grants for families under stress (who cannot afford holiday breaks) to share time together. A few conditions apply.
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