Bishop of Clogher announces new Diocesan Chaplain of Mothers’ Union


Revd Charles Eames who has been appointed Diocesan Chaplain of the Mothers' Union

The Bishop of Clogher, the Right Revd John McDowell, has announced that the Revd Charles Eames has accepted his offer of becoming the next Diocesan Chaplain of the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese. The Bishop has held this position since 2012.

Making the announcement, the Bishop said: “First, I wish to place on record the privilege it has been to act as Diocesan Chaplain to the Mothers’ Union in Clogher. It has enabled me to get to know three successive Diocesan Presidents and to meet many members in their branches, at Trustee meetings and on innumerable other occasions. On each of these occasions I have been impressed by the dedication of officers and members and most particularly by the quiet witness to the importance of family life in our parishes and in our society. I have also found much friendship and fun.

“I am delighted to be in a position to announce that the Revd Charles Eames has agreed to take over as the Diocesan Chaplain, a matter which I have discussed with Mrs Irene Boyd, the current Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union. The new chaplain has a very strong commitment to the work of the MU and a good knowledge of many of the parishes where it is active and I commend him to your prayers for the ministry on which he will now embark.”

Mrs Boyd stated: “As Diocesan President, I convey my sincere thanks to Bishop McDowell for his faithful support for Mothers’ Union in the past five years.

“I am delighted to extend a warm and sincere welcome to Revd Charles Eames as the new Diocesan Chaplain and look forward to meeting with him to discuss the work and witness of Mothers’ Union in the Clogher Diocese.”

Revd Charles Eames said he is looking forward to his new role.

“I’m delighted to accept the Bishop’s offer to take on the role of Diocesan Chaplain of the MU, an organisation which does some very worthwhile work within the Diocese and I look forward to working with them,” he said.