The Mothers’ Union in Down and Dromore has 60 branches with some 2,200 members.
You can download the Autumn Edition of the ‘Around and About’ MU Diocesan newletter here.
Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 79 countries worldwide. The backbone of the organisation is its worldwide network of grassroots volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, members are united in their commitment to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time to generously help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.
Mothers’ Union is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty.
The MU began in Ireland in 1887. Like the Church of Ireland, which embraces Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the MU operates in two jurisdictions, north and south of the border in all 12 dioceses. Visit the MU Ireland website.
The MU members in All–Ireland represent a wide range of age and interests and membership offers fellowship and prayerful support through regular branch meetings, worship and occasional seminars and conferences.
Many branches throughout the Province run their own community projects that support family life.
On Sunday 10 January 2016, June Butler MBE was commissioned as the new Diocesan President. Read and see more here.
Pictured below with All–Ireland President Phyllis Grothier and on the right, Lady Christine Eames who gave the address.
June Butler (Diocesan President)
Mrs Phyllis Whiteside (Diocesan Secretary)