St Macartinís Mothersí Union Enniskillen pictured with the Dean, The Very Rev Kenneth Hall, the Clogher Diocesan President, Mrs Geraldine Beatty and Churchwardens, Mr Raymond Campbell and Mrs Maud Shaw at a special Enrolment Service in St Macartinís Cathedral, Enniskillen. This year twenty one new members have joined and it is hoped that will encourage more parishioners to join, in this the 125th Anniversary of the foundation of the Mothersí Union in Ireland.
St Macartinís Mothers' Union is part of a membership of 4.1 million members in more than 81 countries worldwide. The Mothers' Union began in Ireland in 1887 with the founding of the first group in Raheny, Dublin. The organisation gradually spread throughout Ireland and there are now 385 branches throughout the 12 dioceses of the Church of Ireland, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The 10,500 members represent a wide range of age and interests. Membership offers fellowship and prayerful support through regular branch meetings, worship and occasional seminars and conferences. Membership is for anyone who is baptised and wishes to support the Mothersí Unionís aims and objectives. It is for all, regardless of age or marital status.