Methodist Women in Britain

Methodist Women in Britain (Bolton & Rochdale District)


Invite you to ‘Coffee and Contemplation’ on  Saturday 13th March 2021 at 11:00 am – 11:45 am

  • a quiet time of words, music and fellowship based on the reflections of Jan Richardson - “Wise Women also came”

Get comfortable, get a coffee and join us……. All are Welcome

Via Zoom: details available via your local MWiB representative or



Following the huge disappointment of having to cancel the weekend at Swanwick in 2020, we have been determined to offer something in 2021, but sadly, we have made the decision not to meet face to face at Swanwick because of the ongoing uncertainties of life with Covid 19, and
the need to keep everyone as safe as possible. However, we are delighted to be able to invite you to ‘Together, with Hope on the Way’, an online conference taking place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021. It will be different to our previous conferences, but nevertheless is an exciting new venture, which will be accessible to a wider audience.

Our keynote speaker Sister Imelda Poole will be joining us ‘virtually’ from Albania, to talk about her work educating and training young people to help prevent them becoming trafficked. There will also be worship, prayer and Bible study, plus news and information on the work of the
World Federation, and a chance for us to celebrate 'together' the tenth anniversary of MWiB.

You can find more information and register your interest now on the MWiB website:

I hope you'll consider joining us - and please pray for the conference as we continue to prepare and as we meet online.


MWiB Winter Mailing

Dear All,

Please find attached herewith:

~ MWiB Newsletter - Winter 2020 *

~ Prayer Diary - December, January, February

~ Call to Pray - November

* We are working on a more 'printer-friendly' version of the newsletter, which we hope will be available very shortly. If you would like a copy of that, please simply reply to this email and I'll send it to you as soon as it's available. (In future this will be sent to everyone with the mailing.)

The Call to Pray is already available to download from the MWiB website (, and the Newsletter and Prayer Diary will be on the website shortly.

Also newly published is the Annual Review for 2020-2019; this will be on the website shortly, and is available in hard copy. If you would like some hard copies, please email with your name, postal address, and the number of copies required. P&P is free, but if you wish to make a donation to MWiB you can do so via the Donation button on the website.

Finally, as you are no doubt aware, we normally send out with this mailing information and booking forms for our Residential Weekend at Swanwick; these will now be sent out, and available on the website, in early January. Please see page 2 of the attached newsletter for information about the weekend, and the reasons for the delayed booking process.

Best wishes

Judith R Simms
Communications Officer
Methodist Women in Britain


Methodist Women in Britain


Currently the only circuits of this district that are involved in MWiB are Bolton, Farnworth and Worsley, Bury, Leigh and Hindley, half of the District’s circuits.

It would be wonderful if the whole District discovered what MWiB has to offer as an interesting, stimulating and exciting movement, “concerned to know Christ and make him known”, through creative spirituality and support for women world wide.

If you have internet access do have a look at the web-site 

MWiB is a registered charity, governed by 31 district forum reps and 5 executives, all volunteers.

A pack of Spiritual and Practical resources for Dementia Friendly Churches, was launched by MWiB two years ago and is still available.

Our District MWiB have contributed and had Fund Raising events, towards a National effort to help the Dalit women and girls of Northern India, the money raised has been used to build and fund a school especially for these girls.

The women involved in District and Circuit events organise the Easter offering envelope collection, and organise the Circuit services as part of the Easter offering events.

Our District MWiB meet four times a year, January and June are our Business meetings and all are welcome, the District days are twice a year in March and October. These take place at various churches around the district, and focus on many subjects. At the October meeting we shall be “Welcoming our new president”

Also meeting a former Vice president of the Methodist church.


Do get in touch with any of the officers in this district to learn more.


The officers from March 2020 are :-

President.          Mrs. Vera Nelson -

Vice president    Rev Anne Cash -

Secretary.         Philippa Hill -

Treasurer          Mrs Glennys Astley -

Forum Rep        Philippa Hill -