PWMU is an organisation within the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.


Why does PWMU exist?

  • To support and encourage our missionaries at home and abroad in prayer, personal interest and finance

  • To stimulate vision for the missionary cause in  our congregations

  • To support the committees set up by our church for mission and social work

  • To work in every way possible to extend the Kingdom of God in this and other lands


Why should I be part of it?

  • All Christians should have an interest and involvement in mission at home and  overseas

  • PWMU is an organisation well  established in the church through which interest can be channelled

  • PWMU has structures in place to gather and distribute information and funds

  • PWMU is a body looking to the  future while learning from the past


PWMU seems to be mainly for women. Does this mean men and children should not have an interest in mission?

  • PWMU can play a special role in encouraging an interest in mission work through congregations so that men, women and children can be involved eg through Sunday Schools, Youth Groups, Prayer meetings, Bible Studies, Guilds, etc.

  • Women often have special opportunities to look into the practical needs of missionaries and can seek to provide for these through PWMU.

  • Men are welcome to join PWMU but cannot hold office.


How do I become a member of PWMU?

  • Membership is available through a branch or as a lone member.

Contact the PWMU office


What other services does PWMU provide?

  • PWMU Newsletter (10 issues pa) for $15
  • Cookery Books $25 plus postage (sales help fund overseas bursaries)
  • Collection of used stamps for resale
  • Dayspring Children's Mission Magazine (3 per year)

Contact the office for any of these items

In recent years PWMU has provided financial support in the following areas:

General Mission Support
PWMU supports missionaries who have been approved
by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, for service at home or abroad.

Bursaries for Overseas Students
PWMU has funded students from Nigeria, Vanuatu,
Korea, The Philippines, Malawi, and India

Social Services
Presbyterian and Scots Joint Mission
PWMU is represented on their Council and the Mission is represented on ours.

Kirkbrae Retirement Home
This is supported through donations
and Book of Remembrance donations

Special Funds
Elizabeth Notman Bequest
For work among children and young people
Todd and Campbell Trust
For training women for missions and
for general mission purposes