Category Archives: Women’s Commission

  • Modern Day Slavery in Europe

    [ Saturday July 14, 2012; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Middlesbrough Diocesan Women’s Commission (Diocesan Network of National Board of Catholic Women) present a talk by Sr Imelda Poole IBVM who will speak on ‘Modern Day Slavery in Europe: An Approach to the Work of Anti-Trafficking in Europe with Particular Insights from Albania and the Southern Balkans and with reference to the Olympic Games’

    At St [...]

  • ACTS 435

    At the AGM of the Diocesan Women’s Commission, held on 8th May in English Martyrs Hall, York, the guest speaker was Mrs Margaret Sentamu, the wife of the Archbishop of York. In the first part of her talk, Mrs Sentamu spoke about Christian giving. It should be characterised, she suggested, by the three Fs: Faith, [...]

  • What happened to Mary Ward’s vision?

    To mark the 400th anniversary of Mary Ward’s foundations, the Diocesan Women’s Commission invited Sr Patricia Harriss CJ to speak on ‘What happened to Mary Ward’s vision?’ at our AGM on 28th March in English Martyrs hall, York.
    Sr Patricia outlined for us the essence of Mary’s vision: an order of women free of enclosure and [...]

  • In Christ there are many members, but one body

    [ Friday March 6, 2009; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Women’s World Day of Prayer this year provides a wonderful opportunity to build up unity among Christians. Prepared by the women of Papua, New Guinea, the theme is ‘In Christ there are many members, but one body’. Look out for your local service on the first Friday in March – the 6th. York Central service [...]

  • Women’s World Day of Prayer

    Mrs Denise White, a parishioner of St Wilfrid’s, York is pictured after the Women’s World Day of Prayer service on 7th March at the Central Methodist Church, with York’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Irene Waudby (right) and Sheriff’s Lady, Mrs Karen Hyman (left), and also with Sister Margaret Leedal (left) from the Bar Convent in York.

    The [...]

  • Women’s World Day of Prayer Service

    A large congregation of women of many denominations attended this year’s WWDP Service at the United Reform Church in Middlesbrough.
    The service and the liturgy was prepared by the Christian women of Guyana and the theme was ‘God’s wisdom provides new understanding. For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth came knowledge and understanding’.
    The Women’s [...]

  • Light in Dark Places

    [ Saturday October 13, 2007; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Diocesan Women’s Commission
    Saturday 13th October, 11am-1pm, English Martyrs Church, York.

    Speaker: Anne Dannerolle a founder member of Lighthouse (an organisation which has helped 40 women to leave prostitution).

    Anne is also Chair of Trustees for the National Christian Alliance on prostitution, which supports all such projects across the UK.

    The session will be divided into 4 parts:

    Telling [...]