Mothers’ Union

Sligo Cathedral Group of Churches and Calry Parish Church have a joint Mothers’ Union Branch -“St. John’s Calry MU” .

The Mothers’ Union is a worldwide Anglican-led organisation whose purpose is to be specifically concerned with all that

strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.

Our Programme for 2019/2020

 2019 “Listen, Observe, Act – in step with God”

Wednesday 4th September @ 8.00pm

Opening Service of Holy Communion in

St John’s Cathedral, followed by Tea and Opening Meeting in the Parish Room.

Supper: Marlet and Dorothy


 Thursday 3rd October @ 7.30pm

“Gathered in Mission” in Riverstown.

Invitation received from Riverstown MU,

Please let Trudi know by Sunday 29th September if you will be attending or not.


Thursday 6th November @ 8.00pm

A Christmas Surprise with D & M Blathanna

in the Parish Room.

Riverstown and Manorhamilton have been invited.

PLEASE bring your Team Hope Shoeboxes!

 Supper: Esther, Elizabeth, Iris, Liz Wray & Committee


Saturday 7th December @ 3.00pm

Christmas Carols

in Summerville Nursing Home, Strandhill.

Followed by a cuppa in the Deanery!


2020: “Building Hope & Confidence” 


Saturday 11th January @ 1.00pm

New Year Lunch with entertainment!

Sligo Park Hotel. This Lunch will be open to all.


Wednesday 5th February @ 8.00pm

Beetle Drive in the Parish Room

Invitation will be sent to Drumcliff and Ballisodare Union

Supper: Violet, Kathleen N, Liz Greer, Irene & Committee


Shrove Tuesday 25th Feb-10.30am to 12.30pm

Pancake Breakfast in the Deanery, with celebrity chef Dean Arfon!

Funds raised will be divided between MU Overseas, & St John’s, Calry & St Anne’s Sunday Schools.

Please bring your friends. Help will be needed to serve pancakes and coffee etc.


Thursday 12th March at 8.00pm

Pamper Night in the Parish Room!

Come prepared to enjoy some relaxation!

Supper will be Mocktails and ‘Bits’!! (Trudi)


Thursday 30th April @ 8.00pm

Service of Holy Communion in Calry Church

followed by tea in the Catacombs.

Please bring your Overseas Donations.

Supper: Hilda, Anne F, Margaret, Dolores


June/July (Date to be agreed)

Annual Outing

Other Important dates:


18th and 19th October 2019

Words of Wisdom Women’s Weekend

Armagh City Hotel

Speakers: Bishop Ken and Helen Clarke


Saturday 30th November 2019

Prayer Vigil

in The Martin Memorial Hall, Killeshandra

from 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Please support Marlet, our Secretary,

by attending, as she is the chief

organiser of this event.


Friday 6th March 2020

World Day of Prayer

Church to be confirmed


May 2020

Festival Service

Date and place TBC.

Presentation of Overseas chq.

Please bring a cake per car.


June 2020

Indoor Members Afternoon

Galilee House, 3pm, date to be


Please bring tray bakes.


Commitment to prayer is the essential heartbeat of the Mothers’ Union. Members worldwide are united in a daily 24 hour Wave of Prayer. The Sligo branch is part of a Diocesan Prayer Circle which is organised by the Faith and Policy co-ordinator and involves members from every Branch who will pray for anyone suffering illness or who has a particular problem.  If anyone would like to have their name added to the Prayer Circle, please contact branch leader.

The Mother’s Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.

Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus’ name.




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