Person NameScottish Mothers' Union; 1890-1983; Christian interdenominational organisation
EpithetChristian interdenominational organisation
ActivityThe Scottish Mothers' Union (SMU) had its origins in meetings addressed by Mrs Mary Summer, who had founded the [English] Mothers' Union (estd 1876), in 1888, and the first branch was established at Dunblane in August 1890. The SMU adopted the 'Three Central Objects' of the Mothers' Union the 'first principle' of which was the sanctity of marriage. It was a Christian inter-denominational organisation organised on a county basis in Scotland and having at its height many affiliated branches in the commonwealth and overseas. The SMU was dissolved in 1983, most of its active branches affiliating to the Mothers' Union.
Corporate NameScottish Mothers' Union
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