In addition to the regular meeting at branches, we hold a number of special events.
Many are run by the dioceses while others are run by the Province.
Provincial events are advertised and reported on this page. For information about
events in each diocese and for Provincial events in earlier years, please click on
the links in the Event Archive box below to the left.
Good Food Nation
Mothers Union members from Holy Trinity Church, Motherwell, Lanarkshire helped host
a Meet and Greet Coffee and Pancake event on Shrove Tuesday 2019 to help publicise
the Good Food Nation consultation.
Excellent presentations were given at this event by Stephanie Manders from the Scottish
Food Coalition and Gordon Thomson (Manager Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership).
Round table talks about the Scottish government’s Good Food Nation proposals for
legislation followed the presentations with thought-provoking questions and discussions.
This event created a very good opportunity for different voices to be heard on the
subject of Scotland's vision to become a Good Food Nation.
Our hope is that the Scottish government will protect and progress everyone's right
to food:the right to be able to access nutritious and healthy food which is sourced,
processed, and distributed in a fair and sustainable manner.
The deadline for public response to the government’s consultation in Scotland is
29 March 2019. MU members in Scotland are invited to make their views known to the
Scottish government by simply following this link.
Katharine Kilgour, Branch Leader at Motherwell, has accepted a 10 hour a month voluntary
role as Good Food Nation Ambassador. Her aim is to raise awareness of The Good Food
Nation public consultation which is now open in Scotland and continues until 29th
Food and drink is an essential aspect of the Scottish economy however, Scotland has
well known endemic health related problems due to over eating and excessive alcohol
consumption among the population. There is also the problem of over production and
food waste, alongside people with insufficient funds to feed themselves. Katharine
says more about the campaign in this video.
Special General Meeting E News
A special edition of the E News has been produced full of information about the General
Meeting and linked events being held in Edinburgh at the end of September. Click
here to download it.
March 2017 E News Available
Welcome to this spring edition of our bi-annual Scottish E News. This edition focuses
- Working in Partnership in Scotland and highlights Domestic Abuse
- Glasgow and Galloway support families with premature babies, the elderly and the
- In Coupar Angus they are supporting parents of young families with Christian worship
- Awareness raising and prayers against domestic abuse in Holyrood and churches around
- Study guide launch on domestic abuse
- Relief Aid emergency for South Sudan
The magazine can be downloaded by clicking here (3MB download).
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September 2016 E News Available
This edition Mothers' Union Scotland E News focuses on Syrians on Isle of Bute and
Mothers' Union All-Ireland, as well as:
- Our new 'Flavoursome food on a budget' recipe book - for food banks. Help needed
- From Zimbabwe to Scotland - working with refugees
- Reflections from our retreat led by Rev Canon Paul Watson - daily time with God
- Spotlight on Myanmar
- International, National and Provincial work
- 140years celebrations
- The 'Scottish Named Person' scheme
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left to right: Provincial Pres.York, Barbara Taylor; The Primus, The Most Rev’d David
Chillingworth; Provincial Pres. Scotland, Jean McPherson-Richardson; Provincial Chaplain,
The Rev’d Christine Fraser; Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, The Right Rev’d Bob Gillies.
Photo: David Crosley
The Provincial President was re-commissioned for her second triennium on Saturday
30th April 2016 at St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth.
The day’s event opened in the Chapter House with speeches and a photo call before
we enjoyed a light lunch. Then the Provincial President cut the 140th Anniversary
We then moved into the cathedral for the service of re-commissioning, during which
Bishop Bob Gillies preached. He recalled being asked to commission 25 members of
one of his congregations. He commented that this was a small congregation, namely
25 and when he commented on this was told that all the people that needed to be commissioned
were important members of the congregation, even if they only washed up or wielded
a lavatory brush.
The Rev’d Christine Fraser, the Provincial Chaplain, then presented Jean McPherson-Richardson
to the Primus and asked him to re-affirm her in her role as Provincial President
for Scotland. This he duly did and he also presented her with the badge of office.
At the end of the service after the procession of banners from around the Province,
we were piped back into the Chapter house where the afternoon was brought to a close
with tea and a piece of the anniversary cake.
Thank you to all who took part including the Provincial President from our neighbouring
Province of York, Barbara Taylor. It was a lovely day and even the weather was glorious
More photos taken by David Crosley and Jill Cameron can be seen in the photo gallery
of the day available by clicking here.
Containing interesting items of concern and interest to members and the wider community
in Scotland, MU Scotland’s eNews is now available.
You can download the first edition by clicking here (1.08MB download).
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