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Mothers' Union Dublin & Glendalough

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A Letter to our Members

Dear members and friends 22nd May 2020

As I write this I have been watching the streaming of the "Thy Kingdom Come" service which consists of a series of recordings from MU members around the world and was “premiered” on Face-book today. Our All Ireland chaplain Rev. Robert Deane led the worship with reflections and prayers from the Most Rev. Justin Welby, Sheran Harper and Rev. Dr. Emma Ineson, Mothers’ Union Central Chaplain and the hymn singing was from members in various parts of the world. Sheran spoke about the “Flame of Hope” and reminded us to take a moment in the quiet to bring to God our family and friends who we pray know the love of Christ. Rev. Justin Welby said that God has not retreated, but over the past few weeks His church has been shining in new ways. It was very uplifting and lovely to come together with members around the globe. The service can be found on "You tube" and also on the main mothers’ union website

Some of you may receive the MU enews-letter by email from Mary Sumner House but for those who don’t please see the following message which I received:-

"We wanted to share the exciting news that our £1million appeal has reached the half way stage just 4 weeks after it launched worldwide! We just wanted to say a big thank you for showing your incredible generosity, faith and love in helping us as a central charity to weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis - ensuring that we are here to support you so that together we can continue to put our faith in action to change lives and deliver Gods work.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread without fear or favour in its claiming of our daily way of life. As a fellowship and movement that works at the very heart of communities worldwide, our work, prayer and support is needed more than ever. United, our members and friends have continued to go above and beyond to help others both practically, prayerfully and through the support of this appeal."

We just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you.

We know our target is ambitious, but the fact we have already reached the halfway point is truly inspiring! We believe we can reach our target together and donations are still coming in.

Yours in Christ,
Your Mary Sumner House Team

I also attach a very comprehensive list of support services available with varying options for accessing, by hand written notes, on line and/or email. There is help there for every possible problem that individuals/families could be going through. If you are aware of anyone needing assistance please pass on the appropriate support information to them.

Finally, remember that as we follow the government’s roadmap to returning to the "new normal" we are all being prayed for daily by each other and in the “Wave of Prayer” so for the foreseeable future, be vigilant and alert, keep washing your hands, social distance and keep praying.

In love and service

Karen xx

Welcome to Dublin & Glendalough

Within this worldwide organisation we are part of the All-Ireland body. In Dublin & Glendalough we have 27 branches situated throughout the counties of Dublin, Wicklow and a part of Kildare. This website aims to give helpful information for and about the Mothers' Union in the United Diocese of Dublin & Glendalough. The goal of the Mothers' Union is to be specifically committed to strengthening and preserving family life and marriage, by our Christian faith through practical action. This practical action can be seen through the giving of self, in prayer, in voluntary work, and in helping those less fortunate than ourselves in whatever ways we can.

About us

Our team of friendly staff work hard to run the Dublin & Gelndalough organisation. Find out who we are, dates to put in your diary and the branches where we meet.

About us

What we do

The Mothers' Union has projects set up for people all over the world. Find out more about local projects that you can join in with and how to get invloved with international projects.

What we do


Every month we reach key milestones with projects for groups and individuals. Here you can see photos from these projects and events that take place to celebrate their completeion.


The Mothers' Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers' Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family live. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus' name.