Welcome to the website of Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Winchester.

For details of our response to Covid-19, together with prayers, please click here

The Mothers’ Union in Winchester Diocese is a small part of a Worldwide Christian membership Charity with 4 million members in 84 countries.

We are privileged to be the ‘home’ of the Mothers’ Union which started with the vision of Mary Sumner, 144 years ago, in the village of Old Alresford some 8 miles from the City of Winchester, once the ancient capital of England.  The Cathedral, with its inspiring architecture, is at the heart of the City and the Diocese.  Mary Sumner is buried in the Cathedral Grounds – an area known as ‘paradise’.

We hope you will find more about our organisation locally and the work and projects we are involved with on this site. There are also resources which we hope will help you individually and in your branches. There is also a link to the Worldwide Mothers’ Union website where you will find information about the Mother’s Union works internationally.

For Morning, Evening and Night Prayer for  the Day from the C of E please see our Post on the right panel of this page. 

A Prayer for us all at this time:
God of compassion, be close to those who are ill,
afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Having seen the lifting of some restrictions on travel, shops allowed to be opened and changes to ‘social-distancing’ we are all now challenged with the ‘second wave’ and how we live our lives, from children at school, and new concerns over jobs, our health and the NHS. As a community of faith based on Prayer we can still offer, in some small way, a chance for others to know something of the love and peace of Christ by each day praying for our local communtiies, for our national health services, for our Government and for our local councils – Our prayers at Midday, which we are all encouraged to say individually, privides a time for us all to stop, focus on this and know that we are part of a worldwide community of faith, separated by time and distance but whose hands reach out across the world united in God’s Family.

If you would like to contact us, for any reason, please ‘click’ HOME on the menu at the top of this page and then ‘Contact us’

Finally since we are unable to meet for Cathedral Prayers for the forseable future each Deanery is recording a ‘cathedral prayers video’* which can be viewed on our Facebook page and youtube – to follow the Mothers Union Cathedral Prayers for October click here or search youtube for ‘Mothers Union Winchester’

The monthly Prayer from the Deanery can be found here

Thank you for visiting us.
with love in Christ

Stella Roberts

* [Where our video(s) includes music it is taken from “Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved” and used with permission  CCl 122176]