Commissioning of new MU Diocesan President


On Sunday 13th January Dr Margaret Knox was commissioned as Mothers' Union President for the Diocese of Clogher. The service took place in Derryvullen North Parish Church, Irvinestown. The Bishop, the Rt Revd John McDowell commissioned Dr Knox and was also the Preacher. The Rector, the Revd Canon Glenn West conducted the service, assisted by Dr Knox, who is also a Parish Reader, and Mrs Eileen Cutler, Parish Reader. The congregation of well over 300 people was made up not only by members of the MU, but friends from the area wishing to show their support. The Branch Banner was carried by Sharon Duncan, Branch Member, and the Diocesan Banner by Valerie Stewart, Vice President of the Faith and Policy Unit and PR Contact.

Dr Knox has been involved in the MU for 38 years and has served as Vice-President and Indoor Members Prayer Contact. Dr Knox was born in Donegal and came to live in Fermanagh at the age of 13 where she attended the Collegiate Grammar School in Enniskillen. She is a retired GP and widely respected in the Irvinestown area and indeed the County. She is the widow of Mr Cecil Knox who was well known in farming circles. They were married in 1968 and have one son, David married to Freya and a grandson, Charlie, aged 21 months.

The Mothers' Union is a charity within the Anglican Communion, whose vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. A network of over 4 million members worldwide work to support and encourage marriage and family life.

Bishop McDowell Dr Margaret Knox with grandson Charlie son David daughter-in-law Freya