Women's Network

The Women's Network in the Methodist Church was formed in 1987. It brought together two women's movements in the Methodist Church at that time, Women's Work and Women's Fellowship. As the role of women in society began to change, so women within the church were beginning to question; why have two separate groups of women, when both were looking at the contribution of women in church and society, the theology of home and overseas mission? So, after much consultation and an enormous sense of pride in our past heritage, where the foundations for the future had been well established, Women's Network was born.

Women's Network in the Methodist Church encouraged a collaborative style of working and aimed to encourage, enable and equip women to participate fully in the life of the Church and in society through:

  • Training in specific skills
  • Conferences and events on issues and themes
  • Different styles of worship and ideas for worship
  • Campaigns in which women and men were actively involved; these included significant work on domestic violence, racial justice and human trafficking.

Women's Network operated for almost 25 years at every level of church life, and then joined with the British Unit of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women on 1st July 2011 to become part of Methodist Women in Britain(MWiB).