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On 9 February, 2019 Bishop Ralph welcomed to the Hallam Diocese Mrs Margaret McDonald, UCM National President and Mrs Margaret Kerbey, National Treasurer, both from the Liverpool Diocese.

Mrs McDonald is pictured below left, with the newly elected Hallam Diocesan President, Mrs Angela Mellors.  The secretarial post was filled by Mrs Sheila Godley and the Treasurer, Mrs Marie West.

The other post holders in our Diocese are Media, Mrs Dorothy Anderson, Study Days, Mrs Angela Higginson and Welfare, Mrs Marie Harvey.

This year’s annual general meeting closed with the celebration of Mass in the Chapel at the Hallam Pastoral Centre.

Congratulations to Mrs Freda Parker on the occasion of her 90th birthday on 25 May.  Freda is a long-standing member of the Union of Catholic Mothers, having served as a past Foundation Secretary in the Parish of St Joseph at Staveley.