Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union Festival Service
Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union Festival Service

The Festival Service of Clogher Diocesan Mothers Union took place on Friday 1st May 2009 in St Macartin's Cathedral Enniskillen. A very good congregation attended including the Mothers’ Union President of Tuam, Mrs Mildred Gilmore, the new Diocesan Chaplain for Tuam, the Revd Neal O'Raw, Rector of Crossmolina, along with members from the linked dioceses.
The All-Ireland President, Mrs Margaret Crawford, a member of Cleenish Branch was present. The Lakelands District President of the Methodist Women in Ireland, Mrs Joy Graham also attended. The Revd Precentor Brian Courtney, Rector of Enniskillen Cathedral, conducted the service and was assisted by both the Clogher Mothers’ Union Diocesan Chaplain, the Revd Canon John Stewart and Mrs Muriel Treacy who is co-ordinator of the Faith and Policy Unit. The lessons were read by Mrs Valerie Courtney, Branch Leader of St Macartin's Cathedral and Mrs Geraldine Beattie, President of Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union. The Preacher was the Venerable Richard Dadswell. Archdeacon of Kilalla and Achonry, who spoke on this year's theme "Cost of Relationship". The Bishop of Clogher, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Jackson gave the Blessing.
Flowers in the Cathedral and Hall, were beautifully arranged by members of the Cathedral, and were much appreciated. Supper was served by St Macartin's members following the Service.

Tuam, Killala and Achonry Banner carried by Mrs Shirley Clarke, Tuam; Mrs Geraldine Beattie, Clogher Diocesan MU President; and the Clogher Diocesan Banner, carried by Mrs Estelle Latimer, St Macartin's Cathedral Branch.

Date: 7th May 09