Methodist Women in Britain is a movement within the Methodist Church, which seeks to resource individual women and women's groups in a variety of ways. It came into being in July 2011, formed through the coming together of Women's Network and other women's meetings within Methodism.
MWiB is more than a meeting. Many women may feel that it is not for them, because they do not already attend a women's meeting. The movement is there for ALL women in Methodism. There are opportunities for meetings within circuits, and at District and Connexional levels, which are all held on a regular basis.
MWiB seeks to offer a broader menu for women today. There are many opportunities to meet locally, nationally and internationally. Resources are available for individuals to use at home, at work or within their families.
MWiB is very active nationally; details of events can be found in the Methodist Recorder and has a seat on the Methodist Conference. However MWiB does not have any staff allocated from the Connexional Team and is not funded from the Connexional Budget. It is self-funding and autonomous.
During the year, District Forum Meetings are held at churches around the District, which now includes some of the former Leeds District. District events are open meetings for all who are interested, both women and men.
In the Bradford North Circuit, the movement is very active with, at the moment, three main events - Easter Offering, Advent Service and the Autumn Rally and also meetings of circuit representatives.
However, our circuit group is a small one and we would invite and welcome any ladies to come along to any of our gatherings and experience what we are about. Please consider prayerfully and come and join us.
Jean D, Calverley