Women in The Methodist Church

Women's organisations

Girls' League Badge
Rosemary Williams

I remember in my teens hearing my Mum talk about being a member of the  ‘Girls’ League’ and later as I moved on through various churches heard of Women’s Work and Women’s Fellowship, Network and now our new organisation named Methodist Women in Britain. 

I have now become interested in linking them all together, especially since I read the book ’99 not out’ by Gwen Ash. From that I was able to find out that the Girls’ League was the junior part of Women’s Work.  In 1937 Gwen, a Leeds girl, went to London to be the Girls’ League Secretary and she travelled all over the world in that capacity.

Women’s Work came in to being in 1858. The Girls’ League was founded in 1908 under the umbrella of Women’s Work.  Attached is a picture of my Mother’s Girls’ League Badge.

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