Parents and families

Angel Pockets 

Mothers' Union members in the diocese of Chester produce Angel Pockets which are used in hospital labour suites. READ MORE - or download here: Angel Pockets

Baby Baskets 

 St. Paul's Branch in St Albans Deanery has been reaching out to families under stress for many years by donating basic woven goody 'baskets' for mum, baby, and sibling where appropriate. READ MORE - or download here: Baby Baskets

Children's Picnic 

Members in the diocese of St Albans orgnise a picnic during the summer holidays and invite young families, toddler groups and Rainbow/Brownie groups. READ MORE - or download here:  Children´s Picnic 

Mothers & Uthers

 On Thursday 16 May 2014 Mothers' Union members in the diocese of Coventry held a party to celebrate the second birthday of Mothers' Union group 'Mothers and Uthers'. Set up as a meeting place for younger members this has gone from a small occasional group, to now holding monthly meetings which are attended by a core group of keen people. READ MORE - or downoload here: Mothers & Uthers

Tea and toast

Having seen older children safely into school, parents and their  toddlers go for tea and toast at the church near to the school. READ MORE - or download here: Tea and toast

First time mums

Members provide a safe environment and offer a friendly welcome to first time mums. READ MORE - or download here: First time mums

Top tips for mums and dads

All parents appreciate a bit of encouragement and support, so why not offer them this ‘top tips’ bookmark? READ MORE - or download here: Top tips for mums and dads

Pampering sessions

A session for  busy women and mothers, who sometimes just don’t have the time to pamper themselves. READ MORE - or download here: Pampering sessions

Mothers' Union parents' groups

Train to be a volunteer parenting facilitator on  Mothers’ Union's Passionate about Parenting training course, which provides an opportunity to gain the skills needed to successfully facilitate these groups. READ MORE - or download here: Mothers' Union parents' groups

Tackling Torment

Could you offer this resource to families, churches and schools that you have contact with?  Tackling Torment is a resource that offers a range of helpful information and suggests actions parents can take to support their children, both those who are being bullied and those who bully. READ MORE - or download here: Tackling Torment

Mothers' Union mothers active (MUMA)

The group start with drinks and cake, and then the children move to another room, where members take care of them.  The mums then share together a Bible passage  and have time to share with each other the ups and downs of daily life. READ MORE - or download here: Mothers' Union Mothers Active

Parent and toddler groups

Parent and toddler groups provide not only a happy environment for children, but also a welcoming place for all parents and carers. READ MORE - or download here: Parent and toddler groups
We also have a helpful guide to running a successful Parent & Toddler group which you can download here

What Dads Add

Fathers play an important role in the upbringing and faith life of their children. Sometime though, fathers may feel less equipped for their task as a parent. Mothers' Union resource 'What Dads Add' aims to encourage fathers and to make them feel valued. READ MORE - or download here: What Dads Add

Fun for a family for free

There are lots of things that families can do together for free, either setting aside time at home to be together, or going out and about, with perhaps just transport costs involved.  A few ideas are listed here.... READ MORE - or download here: Fun for a family for free

Fun and food for a family on a fiver

Each school term a group of Mothers’ Union members organise an evening for local families, usually on a Friday night from 6-8pm. READ MORE - or download here: Fun and food on a fiver

Child contact centres

Contact centres have been set up to provide a warm, safe, neutral environment where a parent who isn’t resident in the family home can talk and play with their child/ren and need not meet their partner. READ MORE - or download here: Child contact centres

Away from it all holidays

Away From It All (AFIA) is a holiday scheme funded by members of Mothers’ Union, to help people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have a holiday. READ MORE - or download here: Away from it all holidays