Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) is not a private club that you must join: if you are a woman and a Methodist, then you already belong to this group.
We have a proud heritage stemming from the twin roots of Women’s Work, founded in the 1858 to support training and care for women missionaries, and Women’s Fellowship, started in 1945 out of a concern to address social problems resulting from the war. These two movements merged in 1987 to form the Women’s Network of the Methodist Church, with a clear place in the Methodist Connexional team. Change came in 2008 resulting in the launch in 2011 of Methodist Women in Britain as an independent, self-financing organisation.
Our aim today is to connect women with an interest in creative spirituality and a passion for global social justice.
Methodist Women in Britain’s main decision-making body is the FORUM, which meets twice each year. Every district in the British Methodist Church has a representative on the Forum who meet along with the executive members, the Helen Kim Scholar and the Women’s World Day of Prayer Methodist representative. MWiB has a seat at the Methodist Conference and relates to many parts of the Connexional Team. However, MWiB does not have Connexional Team staffing, nor funding from the Connexional budget.
For more information about MWiB see the National Website: http://mwib.org.uk/ where you will find useful resources and information about national events.
Programme for 2019-20
Saturday 26 October
Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington
World Federation Day (Booking necessary)
Friday, 15 November
“Let there be light – on the Partnerships”
Haxby Methodist Church YO32 2JJ
District Meeting and Launch of the President’s Partnerships
Come and find out more about MWiB, Connexionally and in the District Launch of Partnerships
Friday, 6 December
“Let there be light – in the Darkness”
Southlands Methodist Church York YO23 1NX
Advent Creativity Morning with Lunch 10am-1pm
Friday, 21 – 23 February
“Let there be Light –
District Conference at Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough. Everyone welcome to a time of sharing and learning about what’s going on in MWiB. Annual communion service led by Revd Ruth Parry.
Monday, 18 May
“Let there be Light – Faith lights up our lives”
Lidgett Grove Methodist Church YO26 5NH
A Day with Susannah Wesley. Led by Deacon Denise Creed
Friday, 19 June
“Let there be Light – in Fun and Fellowship”
Barlby and Osgodby Methodist Church YO8 5HG
A Very English Afternoon Tea at 3pm
Provided and led by the officers. Details and tickets available nearer the time.
President Miss Janet Duck, 01482 857210
Vice-President Mrs Janice Clark, 01653 691589
If crèche facilities are required at any event please contact Anne Kirkman in advance.
Unless otherwise stated, please bring something for a “Bring and Share” lunch for day events. Drinks are available at the venues.
All meetings unless otherwise stated, begin informally with coffee at 10am and formally by 10.30am and finish by 3.15pm.