Dr Margaret Knox
Welcome to the Mothers' Union in Clogher Diocese.
The Diocese of Clogher in the Church of Ireland covers a rural area which
extends north and south of the border between Northern Ireland and
the Republic of Ireland. Most of
parishes in the Diocese are small and set in a rural community with the main
business towns being Enniskillen in the North and Monaghan in the South.
Despite many past difficulties in the area, the church plays an important
role in reconciliation within the community, North and South.
In Clogher Diocese there are
just under 1000 MU Members in 35 Branches, most of which are in the Northern
part of the diocese.
Our members try to uphold the Aims and Objectives of the Mothers' Union,
as they seek to promote Christian family values in a rapidly changing world,
with special emphasis on the care and protection of children, and with prayerful
support for alll who are in distress or difficulty for wahtever reason. The
Faith and Policy Unit run a much-valued and helpful Prayer Chain. We are
supporting our local Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Women's Refuge and other Voluntary
agencies and we have excellent parenting programmes.
Our Indoor Members are very important to us, and they enjoy the literature
they receive, the highlight of their of their year being the Bishop's Tea
Party held at the See House.
As a worldwide organisation, we continue to support projects overseas through
Education and Training of MU workers, and we have links Wellington Diocese
Cape Coast (Ghana),
IleseDiocese (Nigeria). Nearer home wehave a link with the Diocese of Tuam,
Killala & Achonry.
As a fellowship of Christians, we are united in prayer, worship and service,
offer our friendship, care and unconditional love to many inside the Church
family but also in the wider community.