The Mothers’ Union is a global Christian movement helping the world’s hardest to reach communities to transform their lives.
We have been providing support for families since its formation by Mary Sumner in 1876 and our members are active in 84 countries building a future where everyone can thrive.
Together we are working towards a future free of violence, poverty and injustice with kindness courage and compassionate action. We work with people of all faiths and none, actively supporting communities worldwide.
Our branch in Ellon meets twice a month on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.45 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month at 11.15 a.m. Tuesdays tend to range from a variety of speakers to twice yearly visits from the Ellon Day Opportunities Group from the Resource Centre when we welcome them for a short service in church followed by afternoon tea in the hall. Saturdays are less formal events mostly for catching up with one another. All, of these events start with prayer and bible readings and end with the Grace.
Many of our members actively take part in the Diocesan Prayer Circle which was started by Margaret Murray many years ago. We welcome request for prayer from anyone who needs our prayers, and they are passed on from one member of the prayer circle to the next.
Over the years our branch has supported the community in a variety of ways by providing toilet bags and toiletries, colouring books and pencils, hospitality refreshment trays and funding for family holidays. Members have also knitted little garments for the Neo Natal Unit, sadly Covid interrupted most of these. In the last few years, we have provided funding to Grampian Women’s Aid and last year they took 10 families to Macduff Aquarium where they had a lovely time we also provided funding for families to go to the Pantomime at Christmas and this year we have already made a donation for another outing so watch this space.