Methodist Women in Britain

Methodist Women in Britain

Currently the only circuits of this district that are involved in MWiB are Bolton, Farnworth and Worsley, Bury, Leigh and Hindley, half of the District’s circuits.

 It would be wonderful if the whole District discovered what MWiB has to offer as an interesting, stimulating and exciting movement, “concerned to know Christ and make him known”, through creative spirituality and support for women world wide.

If you have internet access do have a look at the web-site www.mwib.org.uk 

MWiB is a registered charity, governed by 31 district forum reps and 5 executives, all volunteers.

A pack of Spiritual and Practical resources for Dementia Friendly Churches, was launched by MWiB two years ago and is still available.

Our national venture is a five year Creative writing Competition - a meditative or reflective piece of prose or poetry on the theme “Stepping out”, open to anyone over 18yrs male or female, details are on church notice boards across the district. Or on MWiB website mwib.org.uk Closing date 19th April, 2017 please hurry. This venture is inspired by the life, writing and work of the late Rev’d Julie Hulme.

Several women from the District are looking forward to being part of a lively gathering of 250 women from all over Britain at our annual residential conference at Swanick, Derbyshire. For the past three years MWiB have funded  a younger lady from the district, this year it is a lady from the Bury circuit. In 2016 a lady from the Leigh/Hindley circuit, and 2015 a lady from Farnworth/Worsley.

The keynote speaker is the Rev’d Rosemarie Wenner, Methodist Bishop of Germany.

Our District MWiB have contributed and had Fund Raising events, towards a National effort to help the Dalit women and girls of Northern India, the money raised has been used to build and fund a school especially for these girls.

The total raised is £92,000 over five years.

Men and women are invited to take part in “A Creative Spirituality day” in Liverpool on the Saturday 20th May 2017 in Liverpool, at the Quaker Meeting House, L1 3BT places are limited to 120 so book soon. There will be the opportunity to visit “various places of interest” followed by a buffet lunch and workshops in the afternoon. For more information visit MWiB website or annecash@uwclub.net 

The women involved in District and Circuit events organise the Easter offering envelope collection, and organise the Circuit services as part of the Easter offering events.

Our District MWiB meet four times a year, January and June are our Business meetings and all are welcome, the District days are twice a year in March and October. These take place at various churches around the district, and focus on many subjects. At the October meeting we shall be “Welcoming our new president”

Also meeting a former Vice president of the Methodist church.

In October the District MWiB will require a new District Secretary as the current secretary steps down after ten years in office.

Do get in touch with any of the officers in this district to learn more.

The officers from March 2017 are :-

President.          Mrs. Maureen Hawksworth hawksworth578@btinternet.com

Vice president    Mrs Maudine Morris maudine@yahoo.co.uk

Forum Rep        Rev’d Anne Cash annecash@uwclub.net

Secretary.         Mrs. Rosemary brian.b.young@talktalk.net

Treasurer          Mrs Glynis Hardman  gl.hardman@ntlworld.com