The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation attached to the Anglican Church in approx. 78 countries. The branch in Elgin was started in 2001, and now has 36 members with another 22 spread around the Diocese. It would be good to have members join us from ‘the other side of the River Spey’. The MU is open to both men and women and we have a male member in Gordon Chapel – can you guess who this is?
The Elgin Branch meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, (apart from August & September), at 2pm. in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Elgin. We have a wide variety of speakers on interesting topics, many relevant to the MU commitment to care for families worldwide.
The programme for 2016/17 is as follows, all meetings are at 2pm unless shown otherwise:-
Sep 21 Working Abroad – Rev Paul Watson
Oct 19 Child Protection in Moray – Alison Scarffe
Nov 16 Reflections – Lyn Mitchell
Dec 21 Christmas Thoughts – tba
Jan 18 Holy Places & Icons of St Catherine of Sinai (A travellers view) – Rev Christopher K
Feb 17 Moray Fresh Start Update – Catherine Green
Mar 22 Hidden Places of London – John Sutherland
Mar 25 AGM in Old Boys School at Inverness Cathedral – time to be confirmed followed by the Lady Day Service in the Cathedral at 2pm
Apr 19 Work of a Midwife in the 50/60s – Maureen Collie
Apr 25-27 Provincial Retreat – details to follow
May 17 Mission to Seafarers – David Grahame Service
Jun 21 South Africa – Rev Louis & Elsie Bezuidenhout
Jul 8 Quiet Day at Arpafeelie – details to follow
Jul 19 Bring & Share Lunch at 1230 pm
Sep 2 Coffee Morning – details to follow
We have an annual service in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness, usually in September, we have quiet days and a day of fun & relaxation meeting with other members from across the Diocese.
The Branch also hold a coffee morning each September to raise funds to support the work of the Mothers’ Union worldwide, for the branch and for the Diocese.
There is an annual Provincial Retreat, usually at Kinnoul Abbey near Perth where we meet members from across Scotland.
We would welcome you to join us. For more information contact Mrs. Lynne Taylor 01343 835861 or Mrs. Catherine Green 01343 552794, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the Mothers’ Union Scottish web site www.muscotland.org.uk