A very belated “Happy New Year “ to all our members.
Firstly, some interesting Diocesan news.
As you may know, Roberta McCartney’s time as Diocesan President has come to an end and we would like to extend our thanks to her for all her support in what has been a very challenging time. She is being replaced by Mavis Thompson.
Mavis is a member of Dromara Parish Church, where she served as Secretary. She has been Area Representative for Ballynahinch Area and, since 2020, a Trustee as Worldwide Representative. Overseas work is of particular interest to Mavis. Her mission is to see branches grow by encouraging younger members to join.
At the same time as Roberta’s tenure ended, her husband Gerald stepped down as Diocesan Chaplin. He will be replaced by the Rector of Groomsport Parish, Duncan Pollock.
Both Mavis and Duncan will be commissioned in Dromore Cathedral on Wednesday 2nd February at 7.30 and we would ask that all members keep Mavis and Duncan in their prayers, as they take up their new positions. Unfortunately, because of Covid restrictions, numbers attending the commissioning will be very limited. If you are interested in going, please speak to either Vera or Jenny.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd February at 8.00 pm. We are delighted that Norah’s daughter, Heather, has agreed to come along to talk to us about her experiences fostering unaccompanied immigrant children.
We will not be having our normal meeting in March but will instead join together on Friday 4th March to celebrate the World Day of Prayer in St Ignatius' at 7:30 pm. The World Day of Prayer encourages Christian women to engage in personal prayer. It is important as it affirms our faith, encourages us to be of service and creates a sense of belonging. Everyone is very welcome to attend.