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METHODIST WOMEN IN BRITAIN

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Our women's meeting began life at Wesley about 90 years ago when it was called the Sisterhood and met regularly on Monday afternoons.  We now call it Network and it comes under the umbrella organisation of Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB). We meet once a month, usually on the last Monday.

 

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Programme for 2017-18

Mon. 25 Sept.

Tea and Cakes
Stall: Gladys and Muriel.

 

Mon. 23 Oct.

Merle Clayton.
Stall.

Angels

Mon. 27 Nov.

Members.

Biblical Baskets

Wed. 29 Nov.

Christmas lunch at Ascot House.

 

Thu. 07 Dec.

Christmas Lunch and Carols with Forward Together.

 

Mon. 22 Jan.

Members.

Happy New Year

Mon. 26 Feb.

Dorothy Rodham.
Stall.

Yorkshire Abbeys

Mon. 26 Mar.

Annual General Meeting.

 

Sun. 22 Apr.

Women’s Sunday.
To be arranged.

 

Mon. 23 Apr.

Members.

Tea and Cakes

 

 

Officers for 2015-16

President
Miss Rosemary Green

Vice President
Mrs Mavis Snowden

Secretary
Mrs Betty Bratley

Treasurer
Miss Lynne Harvey


Ladies of Network January 2011

 

History

MWiB was launched on 1st July 2011, and was formed from two existing women's movements: Women's Network in the Methodist Church (simply known as Network), and the British Unit of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (WFMUCW).  

The Women's Network in the Methodist Church was formed in 1987. It brought together the two women's movements in the Methodist Church at that time, Women's Work and Women's Fellowship.

Women's Work came into being in 1858 as a movement of women supporting training and care for women missionaries, and who raised awareness and money for work overseas.

Women's Fellowship was formed in 1945 out of a concern for the problems created by the Second World War. It focused on welfare issues, fellowship and the training of women for leadership roles. Both these movements developed and had their own places within the life of the Church. Each was respected for the contribution it made. However, as the role of women in society began to change, so women within the church were beginning to question; why have two separate groups of women, when both were looking at the contribution of women in church and society, the theology of home and overseas mission? So, after much consultation and an enormous sense of pride in our past heritage, where the foundations for the future had been well established, Women's Network was born.

Souce: http://www.mwib.org.uk/

 

See also

Wesley Centre Harrogate | Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit | Leeds Methodist District | The Methodist Church in Britain

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