New Diocesan President
Ann Howard from Longford Branch has been elected to the office of Diocesan President in succession to Hazel Speares. Ann will be taking up office in January 2022. Ann has been a member of Mothers Union for many years and has held various roles from branch leader in Longford to Diocesan Secretary in Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh. She is currently one of our Vice Presidents.
Ann has a special interest in bereavement and how grief and loss can be crippling for some. She is a Daffodil nurse with the Irish Cancer Society and works in palliative care. She enjoys bee-keeping and gardening in her spare time. Ann is highly honoured to have been elected to this role and with God's help will lead the Mothers Union for the next 3 years. Ann is looking forward to meeting members and non-members throughout the diocese. We wish Ann well in her new role.
The Diocese covers a large geographical area, taking in Counties Cavan, Longford, Leitrim, most of County Roscommon and much of County Sligo in the Republic and some parishes in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.
Mothers' Union has 315 members in 18 branches across the Diocese. Whilst membership in some of our branches is quite small, we must never forget that we are part of a worldwide Christian organisation with over 4.1 million members in 83 countries throughout the world, and that we are united with them in prayer and worship. We share the same Aims and Objectives as we work to support marriage and Christian family life, and to help those who have not been so fortunate in life.
Our diocesan link is with the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.
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