Union of Catholic Mothers

The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM)

The UCM was founded in 1913 to help unite Catholic married women and to promote the full Christian ideal of marriage and family life. We embody the full ideals of marriage and family life to the full, providing commitment, stability and security in the home, the church and the world. Equally, we help the poor, the homeless, the marginalised, the refugee, the ill and the weary, and we work to support those in need. Since our founding we have welcomed members from all over the world. Membership is open to all Catholic women, married or single, and may be extended to other Christian women in sympathy with our objectives.

We are witnesses to the Light of Christ through:

Marriage and Family
The Power of Prayer

Justice and Peace
Helping the marginalised
and those in difficulty

Upholding Christian Values
Friendship and fun,
and lots more …

UCM 25 years St Joseph Neots Catholic Church Hugh Buckden

The UCM at St. Josephs St.Neots
Started in 1989 by Father Dennis we have celebrated 25 years in 2014. We meet once a month on the first Monday of the month and have a variety of speakers, demonstrations and social events from Favourite Saint to Art plus serious discussions including a recent evening discussing “What’s the Mental Act 1983?” Very diverse interesting subjects sheared with members of the Buckden CWL.

UCM Annual Pilgrimage Washingham
The first Tuesday in July

UCM Patron Saint
St Margaret Clitheroe

For more information or to join, please contact Maria Taverna, East Anglia President, via the parish office.

Our Objectives

To help Catholic married women to appreciate the Sacrament’s character, the responsibilities and permanence of marriage, and live in unselfish love observing the laws of God and His Church.

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

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

To offer love, sympathy and practical help to families in difficulty.

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


The National Committee of The Union of Catholic Mothers is represented on the councils of the following organisations:

Catholic Woman of the Year Luncheon
The National Board of Catholic woman
National Council of Women – on the Committees of Consumer Affairs
Housing Policy
Social Welfare
Science & Technology
Woman’s National Commission
World Union of Catholic Woman’s Organisations (WUCWO)