Mothers' Union of
Diocese of Barbados
Henry’s Lane, Collymore Rock, St Michael
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MOTHERS' UNION

THE BARBADOS MOTHERS’ UNION   

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On June 24, 1913, a visitor to Barbados, Mrs. Bloxham, founded a Mothers’ Union group at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels.  The work of this group went on quietly until 1925, when Canon and Mrs. Burton arrived from England and started branches in other parishes.  The first of these were at St. Matthew, St. Matthias and St. Saviour.  By 1930 there were twenty six Mothers’ Union branches in the island, but by 1946, the number had dropped to twenty two.

For some time the Barbados Mothers’ Union branch functioned under the British Royal Charter of 1926.  Under the terms of the 1974 Supplemental Charter which replaced the Royal Charter of 1926, Barbados sought and was granted autonomy in June 1975. It is, however, linked to other Mothers’ Unions in seven dioceses in the Province of the West Indies through the Provincial Council, which was established in 1972.

Today the Barbados Mothers' Union numbers over 3,000 distributed among some forth-eight (48) branches.



 Last Modified: 9 July,2007