Unit Coordinators

All Mothers' Union work falls within the following four units within the Diocese which are led by the following Trustees:-

  Action & Outreach - coordinator - Jean Swift

This is the largest Unit in the Diocese and Jean has the job of  coordinating the leaders of  the various projects within the Unit which  include  our Worldwide Links, Women’s Aid, Prison project, Teenage Mums' Project,  Knitting Ministry, Baby Project, Parenting and Marriage Support and 'Open The Book' all ably led by hard working and dedicated members.



Prison Projects are looked after by Denise Bayliffe see Special initiatives page

Also under the umbrella of Action and Outreach MU members attend Wedding Fairs and provide valuable resources for both Civic and Church weddings


Away From It All (AFIA) scheme is ably and sensitively managed by Janice Hickman

We offer opportunities for singles and or families to have a holiday/ day out or support child(ren) on school organised holidays/visits

see also Special initiatives page





Faith & Policy - Susan Price

The Coordinator is responsible for our spiritual guidance within the  Diocese; ably overseeing all services for Diocesan events and  Council meetings and  arranging and giving input to quiet days and  days of reflection. The  Coordinator could not do thier work without the guidance and support of the Diocesan Chaplains The Rev'd Canon Harold Goddard and The Rev'd Nick Kalenuik and the leaders of the Indoor Members Prayer Circle.

The other half of Susan's job is Social Policy which is a huge task in itself and for which help is needed so that “grass roots” members of the Mothers’ Union can continue to have a voice on some very sensitive and groundbreaking issues.The campaigning arm of MU and Jackie Smith (trustee) is our contact within the Diocese of Worcester

Susan is also asisted in this unit by

Norma Walters who supports our indoor members IMPC as we refer to them

Alison Russon who is our Prayer Shawl distributor  and

Joyce Coombs who makes the Baby Gowns

for information about these and others projects Worcester Diocese is involved in click here

For information about Social Policy


Members Services - Norma Walters

Norma faithfully collects and coordinates the distribution of recycled  cards to the Prisons we support






Communication & Fund Raising - coordinator - Barbara Davies

Barbara enables free flow of information both internal and external throughout the diocese facilitating the website and facebook page.

The vital work of fundraising in the Diocese is undertaken by all branches and the Unit acts as a funnel for the many wonderful initiatives that come out of Mary Sumner House, the  'Make a Mothers’ Day campaign'  'Say Goodbye to Childhood', the 'Summer of Hope

2017' and 'The Christmas Appeal' being prime examples.

Also in this unit is Trustees 

Janice Hickman who has specific responsibility for those members in the diocese who are not attached to a branch within a parish


Jo Dowling MBE who ably supports Home and Family and is Families First representative.

The other branch of the work in this Unit relates to external as well internal communications and we aim to raise the profile of Worcester Mothers’ Union through local media wherever possible and also engage with central Mothers' Union through our website and social media.

This Unit also includes the Editor of Worcester Waves,our twice yearly news booklet, Jacky Smith 

Angie Chant & Margaret Penn our Training Officers are also attached to this unit.

For information about Worcester Waves = http://www.worcestermu.org.uk
For information about Families First = http://www.worcestermu.org.uk


Central Finance  coordinator - Michael Bishop & Accounts Administrator - David Pettit

David is at the helm of this very necessary Unit which works quietly away making sure the wheels are oiled and we can function in the Diocese. 
Others in the Unit are the Diocesan Secretary, Pauline Bird , and treasurer/accounts administrator Michael Bishop who also acts ably as the Gift Aid Administrator reclaiming what he can from the Inland Revenue to also swell the coffers.

Under the umbrella of this Unit is Margaret Penn the MUe representative trustee who works tirelessly in supplying and selling MUe goods  at every possible opportunity to raise the profile of Mothers’ Union and make a little more money for the Diocese