Mothers’ union is a worldwide organization within the Anglican Communion.  It started in 1876 by Mary Sumner in England.

A Christ – centered ministry impacting families and communities worldwide.

Mission Statement:
To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms

Core Values:

  • Up holding Biblical families values
  • Godliness faithfulness, love
  • Selfless service
  • Team spirit
  • Creativity


  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship in Christian united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Mothers’ union has branches at every Parish, lead by Executive members.
The Diocesan Executives members are elected by the representatives of the branch members, and they are the ones who implement all the planned activities. At the Diocesan’s level there is a full time worker who coordinates women activities in the Diocese as Mothers’ union Development coordinator (M.U. C D C)

Diocesan executive members include:

  • Mrs. Hope Mugisha: M.U President
  • Mrs. Hope Ruzaza: Vice President
  • Mrs. Florence Hakiza: Secretary
  • Mrs. Theodore Iragaba: Vice Secretary
  • Mrs. Justine Bakanya: Treasurer
  • Mrs. Grace Baganizi: Link Secretary
  • Mrs. Zeridah Sendegeya: M.U Community Development Coordinator

Membership is open to all women who have wedded in Church and are communicant.  However the associates are allowed to be members and these include the ladies who have served in the Church wardens as clergy, Ray leaders and wardens.

One is recognized when she pays annual membership fee and at the moment we have 2,200 members.

Major Events for the Mothers’ Union:

  • We join the Anglican Communion to celebrate Mary’s Day which is celebrated on 25th March of every year.  This is a day when we honor Mary as a bless virgin who gave birth to our Lord, Jesus Christ the savior of the world.
  • On 8th March we also join the whole world to celebrate women day
  • On the first Sunday of September as a Diocese, all Women come together to celebrate the World Women’s Day of prayer.
  • Remembrance week – visit to M.U members who no longer attend meetings due to sickness and old age.  (October)

Major Activities for the Mothers’ Union

  • Bible studies and fellowships at Parishes levels
  • Parenting program in schools
  • Prison & Hospital Visits
  • Mission conferences at Parish and Diocesan level for all women
  • Training and workshops :-
    • Improving Nutrition & sanitation
    • Food and Security
    • Strengthening marriage
    • Income generating Activities
  • Pre – Marital and Martial counseling
  • Exchange visits
  • Construction of women center, which we hope will provide the following services after completion

Vocational training skills to girls who did not get a chance to high levels of education
A day care center
Generation of income for women activities out of rent proceeds.

Our Partner:
Mary Sumner House U.K

Compiled By:
Mrs zeridah Sendegeya
Tel: +256-775-742400