Methodist Women in Britain
Bringing women together to know Christ and to make him known. Encouraging, equipping and enabling women to serve God in the church, the Community and the world. Connecting women in Britain with women world-wide.
We have two Network (MWiB) Groups in the Church.
Afternoon Network meets in the schoolroom at 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoons, fortnightly, from September to May, with a varied programme of Speakers and fellowship afternoons. During these sessions we have different topics to think about and enjoy and, as expected, each meeting ends with a cup of tea!! Members are encouraged to take part. Two or three times during the year we meet with the Mothers Union.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON Programme Beginning September 2019
|Sept 17th||Stokesley Show with guest Alan Weighell|
|Oct 1st||Harvest Fellowship led by Rev Andrew Robinson|
|Oct 15th||‘A Piece of Thread’ led by Judith Wright|
|Nov 5th||Sparkling Fellowship|
|Nov 19th||Celia Shires|
|Dec 3rd||F Advent Chains|
|Dec 17th||Christmas Lunch|
|Jan 7th||Angela’s Armchair Antics!|
|Jan 21st||Great Broughton Chapel Re-run with Judith Wright|
|Feb 4th||Great Ayton J-Time with Stephen Smith|
|March 3rd||June Anderson|
|March 17th||Easter Crafts with Ruth Smith|
|April 7th||District Day – Easter Reflections led by Rev Andrew Robinson|
|April 21st||‘Time with Roger Jones’ led by Pauline Rowell|
|May 5th||We welcome Debs Coggrave, our District MWiB President|
|May 19th Fellowship|
F denotes Fellowship when we ask members to contribute items on the theme.
Thursday Morning Group
This group meets monthly in members’ homes beginning at 10.30am and for those who wish, there is a time from 10am for coffee and a chat! The hostess is responsible for the content of the morning.
For more Details please see church notice boards or weekly notices
THURSDAY MORNING PROGRAMME BEGINNING OCTOBER 2019
Coffee and Chat from 10:00am
|Oct 17th||Sandra & Lesley – At the home of Helen Weighell, Beck House|
|Nov 14th||At the home of Pauline Rowell, Pinewood Walk|
|Dec 19th(Christmas)||At the home of Christine Ridgeway, 6 Crowood Avenue|
|Jan 16th 2020||At the home of Mary Hunt, Northfield Drive|
|Feb 20th||At the home of Dorothy Mair, Preston House|
|Mar 26th||Dorothy Agar, ‘Ladies who Lunch’|
May 14th AGM
|District MWiB Day of Relection led by Rev Andrew Robinson
At the home of Carole Myers, 17 Scottowe Crescent, Great Ayton.
Some of these details may be subject to change, please see church notice boards or church notices
DISTRICT AUTUMN DAY at Barnard Castle Methodist Church DL12 8PW on 12th October from 11.00am. Coffee will be served on arrival from 10.15am. The day will begin with the Induction Service of Deborah Coggrave as District President by the Rev Bev Hollings, Deputy Chair of the District. Please bring your own packed lunch, drinks will be provided. The afternoon starts at 2.00pm & the Fellowship will be led by Professor Clive Marsh, Vice President of Conference.
Please see Helen Weighell if you need help with transport
DISTRICT ADVENT DAY SERVICE on Monday 2nd December at Green Lane Methodist Church TS18 5HP. Coffee served from 10.30am – Service at 11.00am followed by Soup & Roll Lunch. If you would like to go & need a lift, please see Helen Weighell.
MINISTERACRES OVERNIGHTER - Friday/Saturday 20th/21st March 2020. The Facilitator for this weekend of fellowship will be Jan Such-Pickard. Early booking advisable!
EASTER DAY OF REFLECTION - on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at Stokesley Methodist Church TS9 5AD. Coffee will be served from 10am – Service & activities starting at 10.30am. Please bring your own lunch (drinks provided). Facilitator: Rev Andrew Robinson
SPRING EVENT on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church DL14 6EN. There will be a a service at 2.00pm followed by afternoon tea.
SUMMER EVENING - on Monday 20th July 2020 at 6.30pm at Marske Methodist Church TS11 7DH - ‘Sing Along With Ken’
The Darlington District covers areas of County Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire. District “Network”, now MWiB, is very strong and active, with the opportunity to meet together at least 8 times during the year made up of full days, half days and two residentials. District Committee meetings are extra.
Deborah Coggrave is the President for the Darlington District MWiB.
DISTRICT PROJECT 2019/2020 – COCO Coco believes that all children, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances should have the opportunity to receive an education. The hope is that District MWiB will raise £7,000 to build a classroom in Mbita, Kenya.