Methodist Women in Britain
What is MWiB?
Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) is a new movement within the British Methodist Church which seeks to resource individual women and women’s groups in a variety of ways. MWiB came into being fully at our official launch on 1st July 2011 in Southport.
MWiB was formed largely through the coming together of Women’s Network and the British Unit of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, but aims to reach out beyond either of these groups.
MWiB seeks to “offer a broader menu” for women today. There are lots of opportunities to meet, locally, nationally or internationally, but there are also resources for individuals to use at home, at work or with their families. The MWiB website is the place to discover these.
MWiB is not independent of the Methodist Church in Britain (MCB) and 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. We are self-funding and autonomous.
An Introduction from the 2016 - 2018 District President
To read Jean Delaney's letter of introduction please click here.
Events 2017 - 2018
Thursday, 21st September 2017
12.00 for 12.30 pm Finger Buffet Lunch
2.00 pm Celebration Service with Holy Communion
West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, WF2 8QR
To celebrate our work together in the new Yorkshire West District.
Guest Preacher: The Revd Dr Roger Walton, Chair of District
Donation towards the cost of lunch.
Friday, 1st December 2017 10.30 am - 3.00 pm
The Briery, 38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 9BW
Advent Spiritual Preparation with Revd Chris Hawke & Deacon Liz Day.
Booking forms from MWiB Treasurer and Officers in September 2017.
Cost £16 per person (includes lunch, morning and afternoon drinks with homemade baking).
Thursday, 15th February 2018 10.30 am - 3.00 pm
St. Paul's Methodist Church, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 8DE
Speakers from MHA Chaplaincy and Music Therapy Teams and an opportunity to 'Let music do the talking' in the afternoon.
Soup provided, packed lunch required.
Tuesday, 6th March 2018 2.00 pm
Daffodil Rally at Central Methodist Church, Batley, WF17 5DS
Thursday, 19th April 2018 2.00 pm
St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Bradford Road, Liversedge, WF15 6EF
Film Afternoon - Film details to follow.
Friday, 15th June 2018 2.30 for 3.00 pm
Guiseley Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Guiseley, LS20 9EP
Meet the Connexional President of MWiB, Sandra Goodwin.
Afternoon Tea at 4.30 pm, followed by early evening worship.
Donation towards the cost of afternoon tea.
Further details of events, including travel/parking information, are available on posters issued by the President/Secretary nearer each date. District events are open to women and men
District Forum Meeting Dates 2017 - 2018
Friday, 13th October 2017 at 11.00 am
Oxford Place Centre, Leeds, LS1 3AX
The meeting will be followed by lunch in the cafe.
Thursday, 15th March 2018 at 11.00 am
Cleckheaton Methodist Church, Mortimer Street, BD19 5AR
Please bring a packed lunch.
Meetings with circuit representatives, open to all who are interested.
For MWiB nationally, please see the website - www.mwib.org.uk