Methodist Women in Britain

Methodist Women in BritainWhat 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.

A letter of introduction from the 2018 - 2020 District President

To read Joy Coates letter of introduction please click here.

Events 2018 - 2019

Wednesday, 5th December 2018  10.30 am to 3.00 pm
The Briery, 38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, LS29 9BW
Advent Spiritual Preparation with Revd Vicky Atkins.
Booking forms from MWiB District Treasurer, Officers and circuit representatives.
Cost per person: £16 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon drinks with homemade baking.)

Tuesday, 19th February 2019  10.30 for 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Cleckheaton Methodist Church, Mortimer Street, BD19 5AR
Members of the District MWiB team will share memorable experiences/themes
from Swanwick 2018, Belfast World Federation Seminar.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019  2.00 pm
Central Methodist Church, Batley, WF17 5DS
Daffodil Rally with guest preacher, Revd Dr Roger Walton, Chair of District.

Friday, 15th to Sunday, 17th March 2019
Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough
Residential Weekend   Cost: £156
Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Lawrence, World Federation Officer 2016 - 2021,
Vice President of the Britain & Ireland unit of the World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women.
Theme: 'Chosen People Called to Proclaim.'
Booking forms from MWiB District Treasurer, Officers and circuit representatives.

Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th April 2019
The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU
MWiB Weekend with Keynote Speaker, Revd Val Ogden, Mission Partner (Fiji).

Thursday, 16th May 2019  10.30 for 11.00 am
St. Paul's Methodist Church, Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 8DE
'Journey of a Pioneer Minister' - Revd Tim Moore (Huddersfield Circuit)
shares experiences of pioneer ministry and introduces 'Mindfulness'.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Friday, 5th July 2019  6.30 for 7.00 pm
St. Andrew's Methodist Church, 43 Old Bank Road, Mirfield, WF14 0HX
Summer Supper and musical entertainment.
More details, including ticket prices, to follow.

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 2018 - 2019

Thursday, 4th October 2018 at 11.30 am
West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, WF2 8QR
Open Autumn Forum/Meet the new District President
The meeting will be followed by a finger buffet lunch at 1.00 pm and then a 
Service of Celebration with Holy Communion at 2.00 pm
with guest preacher, Revd Dr Roger Walton, Chair of District.
Donation towards the cost of lunch.

Thursday, 28th March 2019  10.30 for 11.00 am
Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1RE
Meeting with circuit representatives, open to all who are interested.
An opportunity to see the new building and meet Touchstone team members.
Please bring a packed lunch.


For MWiB in the Yorkshire West District, please contact the District President of MWiB, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For MWiB nationally, please see the website -

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