The Catholic Parishes of Barking & Ilford Lane, Diocese of Brentwood, Reg. Charity No. 234092

Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM)

The UCM's aim is to follow the full Christian ideal of marriage and family life and was founded in 1913 to unite Catholic married women. We embody the full ideals of marriage and family life to the full providing commitment, stability and security in the home, the church, the world. We help the poor, the homeless, the marginalised, the refugee, the ill and the weary, and we work to support those in need. We are witnesses to the Light of Christ


1. To help Catholic women to appreciate the sacramental character, responsibilities and permanence of marriage and to live in unselfish love, observing the laws of God and his Church.

2. To assist them to bring up their children as practising Catholics and public-spirited citizens

3. To teach and defend Christian values in family life and to ensure for their children Catholic education.

4. To offer love, sympathy and practical help to the family in difficulty.

5. To foster vocations in Life, especially in Christian Marriage and Family Life and in the Priesthood and Religious Life