Mothers' Union

MOTHERS' UNION is a worldwide organisation which supports marriage and the family. However, in today's changing world everyone, whether married, single or separated, is welcomed in a spirit of fellowship and fun.

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation that promotes the well-being of families world wide.

The Mothers’ Union goes back a long way in Castleknock. The following is an extract from the records: “An inaugural meeting was held on April 19th 1905 in Castleknock Schoolhouse when Lady Bewley kindly gave an interesting and instructive address on the work of the Mothers’ Union. The Lady Holmpatrick kindly consented to act as President and Mrs O’Hara Mease as Hon. Sec. of the new branch and Lady Brooke, Lady Chamberlain, the Hon. Mrs. Ernest Guinness and Mrs. Rathborne were elected to form a Committee.”

In 1906 it was reported that the branch was in a flourishing condition. There were 24 members.

Sadly, at some time the members ceased to meet regularly and the Branch closed but in 1961 was re-opened by Mrs. Rhoda Neill, wife of the rector at that time and mother of our former Archbishop. We have a great deal to thank Mrs Neill for as many in our parish have benefited from the friendship and support of the Mothers’ Union.

The Purpose of the Mothers’ Union is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life. The Aim of the society is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.

Membership of the Mothers’ Union is open to all who have been baptised in the name of the Holy Trinity and who declare their support for the Aim and Objectives of the society.

The Castleknock " Clonsilla Branch of Mother's Union meets on the first Monday of every month, 8 pm, in the Parish Centre. During the year the Committee organises various speakers and demonstrations. After our meetings we all get together for a cuppa and a chat - a great way to meet new friends and cement old friendships. Not all meetings are held in the Centre, some months we have a night out where we go to an M.U. Event or get together for bowling or a meal when we can all relax and have fun. We also take on various projects over the year to help others, both at home and abroad, less fortunate than ourselves.

At present we have about 50 members covering all age groups so why not come along to one of our meetings and find out more about us.

For more information, contact Hilary Nason through the Parish Office.

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