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Methodist Women in Britain
(Incorporating Women' Network and World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women).

Circuit Network Meetings

Methodist Women in Britain

Darlington District Events

Wednesday 8th June

Service at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church DL14 6EN

starting at 2pm

Afternoon Tea.

Depart 4pm.

Cost £5.  Advance booking is required by 30/5/22.

(Details from Circuit MWiB Secretary).

Saturday 11th June 2022

2.00 – 5.00pm

Epworth Old Rectory, DN9 1HX

The event includes:

A short service of thanksgiving for Methodist Women in Britain   
A special guest speaker

 MWiB anniversary exhibition and guided tours of the Rectory*

* Donations are invited for the work and upkeep of the Rectory

Please contact our Mwib Circuit secretary

This event is free, but you must reserve a place by 1st June 2022

Send required information by email to

or by post to MWiB Garden Party, c/o 14 Greystones Hall Road, Sheffield S11 7BA

or book online via

Friday July 22nd.

President’s Evening at 7pm at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Darlington DL3 8DJ

Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)

Are you a woman in the Methodist Church?   –  You are? Great !

Then you are part of Methodist Women in Britain.  

The aims and activities of Methodist Women in Britain are summed up in our mission statement:

For women, for justice, for Christ.

This is not a club, you don't have to join or make a subscription

-   it is you and me, whatever age, or ability we are.

We are, young and old, MWiB. And everyone is welcome to join in any of our activities

What do we do?

Well, pre Covid 19 locally we met every month at one of our churches, as we took turns to be the host. Tea. Coffee and biscuits scones?  Of course , because after all this is the Methodist church we're talking about! ( though no doubt  this happens in any denomination)  Now things are setting down we hope to meet again perhaps occasionally to begin with.  

We  usually have a speaker, and a time of worship.

District- wise we have had musical eveings, afternoon teas, craft days, Quiet days, whatever we can to bring people together and to spread the love of Jesus

And we collect for various charities! One year for projects overseas and the next for local projects. For example we have collected for the Dalit Women, various missions abroad, FGM , for The Samaritans,

 ...The current project is DKMS, a blood cancer charity. It collects donations of stem cells and keeps a register of donors as it is known that this is a very effective way of dealing with this disease. It also does research into blood cancers.

Previously, we raised money for a school in Kenya to help build new classrooms and provide them with equipment.

.This is from the MWiB website

Our aims are three-fold:

~ to bring women together, encouraging one another to know Christ and to make him known, as Methodist women and as part of the wider Church in the world;

~ to encourage, resource and train women members of the Methodist Church, equipping them to participate more fully in the wider church and in society;

~ to connect women in Britain with women overseas, working in partnership with others to raise awareness of and act upon issues of social justice around the world.

We do this by:

~ providing fellowship and training events, including the annual residential conference, pilgrimage opportunities, and one-day events;

~ producing print and online resources and publications, for worship and spiritual growth, and for advocating and providing information on issues of social concern;

~ highlighting areas of need and raising funds or providing other goods or services to support partners and agencies working to alleviate poverty and injustice.

The MWiB Forum acts as the Trustees and the main decision-making body of the charity, and outside of Forum meetings the work of MWiB is taken forward by an Executive team of five women.

MWiB works closely with the wider Methodist Church, particularly the Global Relationships Team, and is a full member of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals form the basis of our work, activities, events and projects, and everything we do is encompassed within four areas:

~ Creative Spirituality ~

~ World Church Focus ~

~ Global Social Justice ~

~ Resourcing and Enabling ~

Whenever possible MWiB seeks to work in partnership with other organisations whose work is in line with our own aims and purposes, and we are currently working particularly closely with All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development), Touchstone, Methodist Heritage, and twelvebaskets.

 Kath Smithies  is our Circuit Sectary  ,Chair of the meetings,  Anne Mapplebeck and Treasurer Pam Huxtable

Kath is also our District Representative

Every church is issued with a  poster details various events, and emails are sent out informing the churches of what is happeningt

So why don't you come along and sample what we do at circuit and district events. You never know what you're missing until you try.

Celia Shires