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Motherwell Branch

Motherwell Branch was relaunched at Holy Trinity, Motherwell in May 2018.

 

The leadership team is:

Branch Leader: J Katharine Kilgour

Secretary: Hazel O'Hara

Treasurer: Vacant - we are looking for a volunteer

 

The team can be emailed by clicking here.

 

The branch programme for the remainder of 2018 and the first half of 2019 is published in the branch leaflet. Click here to download it.

 

For the latest information and to see reports on past events, please go to the Holy Trinity Church Facebook page, which is regularly updated.

 

Events with a wider interest are published on the Glasgow and Galloway Diocese page

 

Please come and join us.

 

Dementia Friends Session:

5 key dementia messages brought to life

 

Deborah Edgar came to speak to us on this subject at our meeting on Tuesday 16 April 2019 here at Holy Trinity. Below is our report on the meeting from our Facebook page. We were also very pleased to have a good write up with photograph in the District News section of the Wishaw Press.

 

(Please click on the Facebook logo below to interact with the original post)

 

 

 

Branch AGM

 

The AGM was held on Tuesday 19 March 2019. It was a great success, with almost 50 /50 mix of men and women in attendance with a wonderful spread for supper afterwards arranged by Mrs Christine Crawford and Mrs Rennie Horton from St Andrew's Church.

 

You can read our Annual Branch Report for the year to 31 December 2018, as presented and accepted at our AGM by clicking here.  

 

 

Advent 2018 Celebration

We hosted our final meeting of 2018 on Tuesday 18th December with over 50 invited guests, members from Motherwell and Wishaw, and friends; to hear a very informative talk from John Brown DL Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

 

The evening commenced with a mulled wine reception with home-made pies. Opening introductions and prayers were led by Katharine Kilgour branch leader. We sang two carols with an Advent theme accompanied at the organ by Mrs Betty Sargent of Holy Trinity. The carol ‘Long Ago’ was also accompanied on the flute by Susan Tian from Christ Church Lanark.

 

In his talk Mr Brown described many aspects of his duties as a deputy lieutenant especially where the lieutenancy provides the particular link between Her Majesty the Queen and the local community in so many positive ways. After discussion and questions everyone was invited to refreshments.

 

Apologies were received from Active Schools North Lanarkshire and Mothers’ Union officials Jill Cameron, Jean Richardson and Elizabeth Benton. We were delighted to be joined by community partners and organisations including local councillors Meghan Gallacher and Paul Kelly with representatives from Godly Play Scotland, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire, NL Carers Together, and The Joe Wilson Table Tennis Club. Paul Hindle, MU Worldwide Trustee elect, based in Lenzie, was present, as well as ecumenical guests from local churches including St. Mary’s, Avon Street and Dalziel St. Andrew’s.

 

Katharine gave the vote of thanks. The Rector commented that the involvement of groups from across the community provides for increasing understanding of common values where the needs of people can be met by mutual effort, support and learning together.

 

There are more pictures from the event on Holy Trinity’s Facebook page.

 

 

Fun for all the family

 

Over fifty local residents, friends, volunteers and community partners came together on Saturday 20th October for a 5K & 1K Fun Run, walk, jog in The Duchess of Hamilton Park.

Above is Jill Cameron, our Diocesan President pictured at the finishing line with Katharine Kilgour, our Branch Leader.  See the Glasgow and Galloway Events page for the full story.

 

 

Re-Launch Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that Community Exhibition Space has been made available to our branch to display ten panels telling the story of the Mothers’ Union.

 

The panels highlight the work and objects of the organisation with up to date information about the activities locally, nationally and worldwide. More information can be found on Holy Trinity’s website by clicking this link. The venue’s website can be viewed by clicking here.

The exhibition also includes the Branch banner (above)

 

 

Branch Programme 2018/19

(remember to check the Diocesan and Provincial dates too)

 

The branch programme is published in the leaflet that can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

 

Please check the Holy Trinity Facebook page for latest updates

 

 

 

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Download the Motherwell Branch Programme Leaflet here

Motherwell Winter 2018 Programme.pdf