Mothers’ Union holds ‘Big Sing’ in Antrim

Wednesday May 22nd 2024

Enjoying the Connor MU ‘Big Sing’ in All Saints’, Antrim.

Mothers’ Union members from all corners of Connor Diocese came to All Saints’ Parish Church, Antrim, on Sunday May 19, raising their voices in a ‘Big Sing’ for the Mums in May Fund.

This fund, which supports MU projects all over Ireland, is replenished every third year, and this year a series of ‘Big Sings’ are being held. These began in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, in March and will finish in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, on November 16.

Funds raised thoughout the year will allow the Mums in May Fund to continue to support projects such as Away from it All holidays, holiday lunch clubs, equipment for those moving out of Women’s Refuges and food and fuel vouchers for families struggling to make ends meet.

Archdeacon Stpehen McBride, Sally Cotter, June Butler and Bishop George at the ‘Big Sing.’

All Ireland President June Butler attended the event in Antrim, as did the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison, and his wife Nadine.

The sermon was given by the All Ireland Mothers’ Union Chaplain and Vicar of All Saints, the Ven Dr Stephen McBride. The lessons were read by Cathy Doig, Fundraising and Communications Unit Coordinator, and Alberta Miskimmin, Finance and Administration Unit Coordinator.

Connor Diocesan President Sally Cotter spoke about the importance of the Mums in May Fund in Ireland.

The hymns sung at each ‘Big Sing’ were chosen by the members, and the event was followed by refreshments when everyone had the chance to catch up with friends old and new.

Archdeacon Stephen McBride, MU Chaplain and vicar of Antrim, providing some musical accompaniment.

Ladies at the ‘Big Sing.’

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