Linda Brownlie, Diocesan President of St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane (and Provincial
Secretary), organised a five day trip around the General Meeting held in Bath this
It was a most enjoyable event starting on Monday 10th and ending on Friday 14th June.
You can read more about it and see a gallery of photos by clicking here.
Provincial President’s Commissioning
Jean McPherson Richardson was commissioned as Provincial President during a service
at St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth on Saturday 20th April 2013.
It was a beautiful service during which the Primus, the Most Revd. David Chillingworth,
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane formally commissioned Jean to her role.
The Rt Revd. Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness preached. The Provost
of St Ninian’s, the Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane, the five Mothers’ Union
Diocesan Presidents from Scotland and the Provincial President of York all took part
in the service.
Music was provided by the organist Henry Neil and the “Blair Bells” led by Mary McGregor.
We hope to have a fuller report in due course. You can get a flavour of the occasion
by visiting our photo-gallery from the day by clicking here.
Mothers’ Union at the UN
Ann Glenesk from Glasgow & Galloway was part of the delegation to the 57th Convention
of the Status of Women. Find out more by visiting the blog of the event. Please click
THE MU SCOTTISH GATHERING 2012
Fri 5th October - Sat 6th October
Over ninety members from across Scotland came together at the Scottish Police College,
Tulliallan for the Gathering, an intensive period of reflection where we've come,
discussed where we are now and where we are going in the future.
A report and photos from the Gathering are available by clickinghere.
We are Created by God
Provincial training of facilitators for the MU discussion book, ‘We are Created by
God’ , based on exploring our identity and relationships.
We now have the opportunity, in most dioceses in Scotland, of trained facilitators
to help us discuss four different aspects of our identity and relationships.
As these issues are sensitive and very relevant in the present climate, it was recommended
that we have a facilitator to guide us carefully through our discussions.
The four aspects that the book covers are marriage and cohabitation, divorce and
further marriage, being single or widowed, and gay and lesbian sexuality. All of
us fit into at least one of these categories at some point in our lives.
We may not have to deal with all of these issues personally. However, many of us
will encounter them in our families, friendships and communities. People who have
been through such discussions have found they give a spiritual understanding of relationships
and have found the discussions really engaging and sometimes enlightening. We will
be advertising the courses soon.
For further information, please contact Hilary Moran.