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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



First place for Eglantine in MU competition

THE Mothers' Union branch attached to Eglantine Parish Church at Culcavey has come first in the O'Neill Cup competition run within the Connor Diocese.

Christ Church in Lisburn was joint runner up along with St. Nicholas on Belfast's Lisburn Road.

Over the years the competition has covered many topics, but this year the branches were asked to identify a need in their parishes or communities and develop a project around that need.

The judges - the Bishop of Connor, the Rt. Rev. Alan Harper, Lady Eames, former MU Worldwide President and Mrs Louise Wilson, past President of the Methodist Women in Ireland - had a difficult task.

The final result saw only one point separating Eglantine from Christ Church and St. Nicholas.

Back row, from left, Mrs Norma Bell, Diocesan President, Mrs Louise Wilson, Past President of the Methodist Women in Ireland. Front row - Lady Eames, former MU Worldwide President, Mrs Sandra Goffe, Branch Chairman of the winning Branch - Eglantine, Lisburn and the Bishop of Connor the Rt. Rev. Alan Harper. US21-757SP

Norma Bell, Sandra Golfe, Loretta Flemming and Elizabeth McElroy of Eglantine Mothers Union who won the Diocese's O'Neill Cup. The Eglantine branch made floor cushions for the Newport Annexe of Brookfield School. Also pictured are Brookfield pupils Harry McConnell, Michael Schreuder and Robert Reid. US21-120A0

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