Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)

Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB)

SOUTHLANDS women are actively involved in the life and activities of Methodist Women in Britain, particularly in the York Circuit and the Yorkshire North and East District.

Some of our women were able to attend a district MWiB summer event at Filey Methodist Church on Friday, 16th June, 2017.

The theme for District MWiB events and activities in 2017/18 is "Called to Proclaim - Dare to Speak Out".

The next MWiB event will take place at Norton Trinity Methodist Church (YO17 7HY) on Thursday, 21st September, starting with coffee at 10.00am and including a bring-and-share lunch.

This event includes the induction service at which Mrs Janice Clark will be made Yorkshire North and East District MWiB President. The preacher will be Rosemary Wass, a former Vice President of the Methodist Conference. The afternoon session, to be led by the Rev Tania Short, will focus on Godly Play. 

Other District MWiB events planned for 2017/18 are as follows ...

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017: Partnership Day – “Called to Proclaim – What?” At Sowerby Methodist Church, near Thirsk — come and find out about the new partnerships that we will be supporting during the next two years.

Saturday October 28th, 2017: “Called to Proclaim – Gender Equality in 21st Century”. Connexional Day at Side Door Methodist Church, Grimsby. 10am-4pm.  See details on website Booking essential – hot meal provided.

Friday, November 10th, 2017 : “Called to Proclaim – Where Now?” District Meeting at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church, York. Come and find out more about MWiB, Connexionally and in the District. Rev Leslie Newton, new District Chair, will introduce himself in the afternoon.

Friday, February 23rd -Sunday 25th, 2018: “Called to Proclaim – Water of Life, Water for Life”. District Conference at Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough.  Leader Mrs Sandra Goodwin, Connexional MWiB President.

Friday, March 16th, 2018: “Called to Proclaim – Good News”. District Meeting at Haxby or Lidgett Grove Church, York. Everyone welcome to a time of sharing and learning about what’s going on in MWiB. Annual Communion Service led by Rev. Ruth Parry.

Saturday, March 24th, 2018: “Called to Proclaim – Day by Day”. Spring Fellowship Day at Gracious Street,  Knaresborough,  with Mrs Jill Baker, Vice-President of Methodist Conference.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018: “Called to Proclaim – Creativity and Prayer”. Quiet Day at Stanbrook Abbey, Wass, led by Mother Joanna Jamieson.

Friday, 20th April – Sunday, 22nd April, 2018: Swanwick Conference – details later.

Saturday, May 19th, 2018: Area Day at Central Methodist Church, York, with Sandra Goodwin, Connexional MWiB President.

Friday, June 22nd, 2018: “Called to Proclaim – Sing a New Song”. Summer Event at Boston Spa – Buffet from 5pm. Details and tickets available nearer the time.

All meetings unless otherwise stated, begin informally with coffee at 10am and formally by 10.30am and finish by 3.15pm.

The Methodist Women in Britain website can be found at

This page checked and updated on Thursday, 24th August, 2017.