New Branch of Mothers' Union is Enrolled

The enrollment at The Parish of Bishop Hills’ Memorial Church of St. Mary the Virgin aka St. Mary’s, South Hill (SMSH) of 21 new members and officers of Mothers' Union took place, Sunday, September 30 at the 10:30am Celebration of the Eucharist. The Reverend Christine Rowe, Chaplain to the diocesan MU branches was the preacher and Celia Dodds, ODNW, past-president of Mothers' Union in Canada and a member of St. James’ officiated at the enrollment and the distribution of membership cards and brooches (pins).

In the first photo we see 16 of the 21 new members, rector, the Reverend Expedito Farinas, Christine, Celia and three more members of diocesan MU branches who have been involved with the national group at the executive level: Shirin Theophilus, ODNW (St. Anslem's); Mary Hamilton and Linda Adams, ODNW (St. James').


  • Group photo taken before lunch
  • Celia Dodds (Canadian Mothers President) welcomed the new branch officers: Grefa Pinera-Branch Leader; Felly Farinas-Vice Branch Leader; Cris Ticad-Branch Secretary;  Mildred Colobong-Banch Treasurer 
  • Rev. Christine Rowe commissioned the new MU Branch Leaders 
  • Group shot taken right after worship: Front row; Rhea Balisacan, Espie Anquillano, Elsie Blaquera, Mildred Colobong, Celeste Trinidad, Josie Supnet, Annie Bulasao, Julie Atkinson & Rev. Christine Rowe: Second row; Cris Ticad, Joy Camangeg, & Jelome Corotan: Third row; Yolly Lumase, Grefa Pinera, Emi Querubin and Felly Farinas