Mothers' Union

    Founded in 1876 by a Hampshire vicar's wife, Mary Sumner, and launched as a national organisation at the 1885 Church Congress, the Mothers’ Union (MU) had 500,000 members by 1939. By 2009, it had 3.6 million members in 78 countries. It was described by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Jane Williams as ‘the most influential and widespread lay movement in the churches of the [Anglican] Communion’.continue >>

  • Women's Guild

    The Women’s Guild was founded by Mrs. Frances Melville Jones (wife of Rt. Rev. Jones, the Bishop of Lagos). It was inaugurated on 23rd May, 1921. The Women’s Guild reached Owerri Diocese in 1928. continue >>