The Mothers Union

See the bottom of this page for the programme of events calendar.

The nearest Branch of the MU to Gordon Chapel is at Holy Trinity Church, Elgin and they are a very friendly group with regular monthly meetings.

The Mothers’ Union was founded by Mary Sumner. It 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 more 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 at 2pm, (apart from August) 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.

There is an annual service in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness, usually in September, we have quiet days and a day of fun and 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, or see the Mothers’ Union Scottish web site

The history of the Mother’s Union is at

The personal prayer of Mary Sumner is one that may be helpful to all of us. It is:-

All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.

The programme for 2017/18 is as follows, all meetings are at 2pm unless shown otherwise:-


18 Oct     The Work of Quarriers (Sandi Downing)

11 Nov     Coffee Morning  10am – 12 noon

15 Nov     Alzheimer’s Scotland

20 Dec     Christmas Reflections


17 Jan     Calligraphy (Mary Lomer-Wood)

21 Feb     Coffee Surprise  (Rev Christopher Ketley)

21 Mar     Lady Day Service in Church (Rev Jenny Sclater)

18 Apr     Volunteer Patients (Marie Anderson & Jeff Lowndes)

16 May    TBA (John Sutherland)

20 Jun     Nepal  (Padraig Glendinning)

18 Jul      12.30     Bring & Share Lunch


Provincial Retreat:   10-12 April – details to follow