The Mothers’ Union in Scotland is an active, forward-looking organisation in a modern
Members are committed to -
- Praying – Developing prayer and spiritual growth. It is central to all we do.
- Enabling – Members enable individuals, families, and communities to discover and
utilise the skills and knowledge that they possess, which are culturally relevant
and appropriate for their circumstances.
- Campaigning – We challenge the mechanisms that perpetuate social injustice
Our Vision -
Our vision today is still of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful,
and flourishing relationships. This is the essence of our work.
Our Mission -
We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide.
Our Values -
We work with people of all faiths and none, irrespective of their gender, marital
status, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
We have a close association with the Scottish Episcopal Church. The majority of
our 500 members have joined branches that meet regularly in their local Scottish
Episcopal Church. These churches are organised into dioceses with a bishop who is
their chief pastor. The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church is the patron of
our Province and many of the diocesan bishops are the patron of the Mothers’ Union
in their own diocese
For more information about the dioceses and the branches in each diocese, please
visit our dioceses page.
We also have diocesan members and indoor members.
Membership is available to all baptised Christians who support the Aims and Objectives
of the Mothers’ Union which are:
- 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 favourable to stable family life and the protection
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity
If you are not baptised, but support the Aims and Objectives, you can still join
as a Friend and enjoy the same benefits.
Please visit the Join Us page for more information about the types of membership
Governance & Elections
Mothers’ Union, Province of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity as are the
Mothers’ Union Dioceses Glasgow & Galloway and St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane with Brechin.
The Constitution of the Province was last revised in 2020 and can be downloaded by clicking here (225kB PDF).
The Province elects a Provincial President and a Zonal Trustee every three years.
The latest election took place in 2021 and the results declared. Please go to the Elections page to
find out more.
The latest seven Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts for the Province can be downloaded
by clicking the links below.
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2022 (359kB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2021 (335kB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2020 (1MB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2019 (1MB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2018 (500kB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2017 (4.5MBB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2016 (109kB PDF)
Mothers’ Union Scotland Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts 2015 (460kB PDF)