Page last updated - 24 May, 2019 

Safeguarding Policy


Methodist Women in Britain

Incorporating Women’s Network and British unit of the World Federation of Methodist
 and Uniting Church Women

Circuit Network Meetings

Friday 14 December  2pm Grove Hill Christmas meeting Bring/Buy Stall January No meeting

Friday 8 February 2pm Marton Speaker to be arranged Bring/Buy Stall

MWiB Darlington District event

Friday/Saturday 22nd & 23rd March 2019.

Minsteracres Overnighter at the Retreat Centre, Consett, Co Durham. Facilitator: Deacon Denise Creed

Commences with coffee at 10.30am Friday and ends with tea and biscuits at 4pm Saturday.All ladies are welcome at this event, you do not have to be a member of a group. Booking forms will be available through your Church Network Secretary or contact me for more information.

Your Church notice board will have more details of all Methodist Women in Britain events.

Kath Smithies

Circuit Methodist Women in Britain (Network) Secretary

Methodist Women in Britain Project news

The District Project for 2018/19 is “The Halo Project”.

Based in Middlesbrough and serving the Tees Valley and the North East of England, it provides advice and support to victims of abuse in the black and minority ethnic communities, specialising in Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. It offers specific advice, guidance and training to key agencies to safeguard victims.

The Project aims to raise awareness to enable victims to seek help at an earlier stage and to ensure relevant agencies intervene quickly to prevent Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. It also aims to ensure victims do not suffer in silence from Honour Based Violence by offering free confidential support.

The vision is to eliminate these forms of abuse within society and to change attitudes and beliefs for future generations to break the cycle of abuse, and to empower victims to make their own choices.

More information about this project can be found on the website: http:/

The 2017/18 Project, supporting John and Karen Harbottle in Haiti, raised approximately £6,500.

The amount donated from our Circuit was £905.

Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed to this excellent total.

Kath Smithies