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 from the 2018 - 2020 District President

To read Joy Coates' latest letter please click here.

Events 2019 - 2020

Friday, 3rd April - Sunday, 5th April 2020
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU
Connexional MWiB Weekend
Keynote Speaker: Mrs Jill Baker - former Connexional MWiB President (2011-2013)
and Vice President of the Methodist Conference (2017-2018).

Thursday, 7th May 2020  10.30 am for 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Kippax Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Kippax, LS25 7HA
Quiet Day led by Revd Ray & Mrs Joy Coates.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday, 13th June 2020  10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Wibsey Methodist Church, School Lane, High Street, Wibsey, Bradford, BD6 1QX
A morning with Revd Jenny Ramsden (Faith 2 Faith Worker) and
Shamim Akhtar (Outreach Worker) at Touchstone, Bradford.
Further details to follow.

Friday, 10th July 2020 at 3.00 pm
Bramhope Methodist Church, Eastgate, Bramhope, LS16 9AA
Afternoon meeting followed by Summer Tea at 4.30 pm.
Speaker to be confirmed. After the tea there will be a short act of worship.

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 2019 - 2020

Thursday, 24th October 2019  10.30 for 11.00 am
Haworth Road Methodist Church, Bradford, BD9 6LH
District Forum - Open to all, followed by lunch at 12.30 pm.
Please bring a packed lunch.
At 1.30 pm Tim Baker from All We Can will bring an update
on the use of money raised through our partnership.

Tuesday, 26th March 2020  10.30 for 11.00 am
The King's Way Church, Wesley Street, Ossett, WF5 8ET
District Forum - Open to all, followed by lunch at 12.30 pm.
Please bring a packed lunch.
At 1.30 pm Revd Dr Philip Bee from JPIT Yorkshire will
give us some insight into current issues.


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 -