New MU Diocesan President commissioned for Down and Dromore

In a ‘first’ for Mothers’ Union (in Ireland at least) Bishop Harold has commissioned the wife of the current chaplain as Diocesan President. Mrs Roberta Macartney, was commissioned for Down and Dromore at a service in St John’s, Rathfriland, on Sunday 6 January. It was also her birthday!

Roberta succeeds June Butler, now All–Ireland President, who was warmly thanked for all of her hard work, vision and leadership in the diocese.

The MU in Down and Dromore has 60 branches with some 2,200 members and there are many challenges facing the new Diocesan President. Roberta, however, comes to the…

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