Mothers’ Union

Diocese of Leeds Mothers' Union

As well as the Wakefield Cathedral branch, there are a number of other Mothers’ Union groups located across the Diocese.

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More than just tea and cake…

Mothers’ Union is a worldwide Christian charity with over 4 million members in 83 countries, bringing support for family life to the heart of communities through praying, campaigning and enabling.

The Wakefield Cathedral Mothers’ Union branch reaches out to families in need, both locally, across the diocese and all over the world.

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We have an active Mothers’ Union branch at Wakefield Cathedral, which meets on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room (WF1 1PJ), gathering at 13:30 for refreshments and chat before starting the meetings at 14:00 – all welcome.

Wakefield Cathedral Mothers’ Union Events Programme 2024 (all welcome):

Monday 12 February 13:30
“We did it!” an AFIA holiday achieved led by Janet Hartley + Annual Report

Monday 11 March 13:30
“Brassed Off? Not Me!” led by Stephen Bennett

Monday 08 April 12:00
Wakefield Lady Day Service. Service in Wakefield Cathedral followed by refreshments in Treacy Hall. More details to follow  (we have four new members to admit, and will welcome members from other branches who were admitted during 2023).

Every Friday in February and March (except 16 February and 29 March) 10:00-12:00
Meet Up Café and second-hand book shop. Wakefield MU Area Project.


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Recent Projects:

  • Toiletry Packs

    Supporting the Regional Paediatric Burns Unit, Children’s Ward and Assessment Unit at Pinderfields Hospital; the Mothers’ Union put together “Caring for You” packs, providing patients with much needed essentials.

  • Fidgety Things

    To support the work of the Dementia Wards at Pinderfields Hospital the branch have also been making ‘twiddle muffs’ and ‘tool aprons’, items which can be given to dementia patients to keep their hands active and busy, providing a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.

  • Supporting local women

    The branch are proud to support the work of the Barnsley Women’s Refuge and the Teenage Parent Project, often holding collections and raising funds to provide these vital services with items such as good, toiletries and clothes.

  • Tackling domestic violence against women, November-December 2021

    In the winter of 2021 and to mark the Mothers’ Union Global Day of Action, the Wakefield Cathedral branch alongside MU’s around the world joined together to raise awareness around the shocking statistics surrounding ‘violence against women’ and the part we can all play in tackling this issue.

    A special Prayer Vigil was held at sixteen cathedrals across the UK, including in Wakefield (hosted by the Bishop of Wakefield), followed by an observance of three-minutes of silence on the cathedral steps.

    Alongside the service, a display entitled “Souls of our Shoes” was developed, showcasing eighteen pairs of ladies’ shoes and the stories which go with each, giving visitors the chance to ‘walk in their footsteps’.


Away From It All Holidays by the sea. At Primrose Valley, Filey

Available from Easter to October – Seaside Location – 3 miles of sandy beaches
As part of the Mothers’ Union’s mission, we offer holidays at very low cost to families who need a break but cannot afford the cost of a holiday.

  • Spacious living room – dining area, fully fitted kitchen.
  • Three bedroomed accommodation, sleeps up to 6.
  • Shower room with hand basin, shaver point, flush toilet.
  • Includes pass for free access to swimming pools and entertainment.
  • TV, radio and TV/DVD


Recommendations for bookings are from one of the following sponsors:
Mothers’ Union members
Medical Professional
Social Worker
Head Teacher
Recognised Charity

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Wakefield Cathedral

Cathedral Centre
8-10 Westmorland St
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01924 373923