We have a close association with the Scottish Episcopal Church. The majority of
our members have joined branches that meet regularly in their local Scottish Episcopal
Church. These churches are organised into dioceses with a bishop who is their chief
pastor. For more information about the dioceses and the branches in each diocese,
please visit our dioceses page.
Our former Provincial President, Jean Richardson (left)
with her predecessor Hilary Moran
While in the past and for many today, Branch meetings form an important part of members'
lives, we recognise that many are unable to come to meetings so we also offer Diocesan
membership. This type of membership enables people to support the special ethics
of the Mothers’ Union without being associated with a particular branch. Diocesan
members are encouraged to meet with others at a special service on Lady Day (Feast
of the Annunciation - 25th March) and to hear speakers on relevant subjects.
We also have indoor members who are physically unable to attend meetings, but may
be either branch or diocesan members.