The Catholic Women’s League was founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher. The League encourages its members to work both in the parish and in the wider community. Members are also concerned with issues on a national and international level.
The National President and members of the National Executive
The Social Awareness Team ensures members’ voices are heard…
…in Social Issues
Justice and Peace
Relief and Refugee
at Local and National level
in Days of Recollection with women of other faiths
…on the National Stage
through the National Board of Catholic Women
through the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations
Another important aspect of our work is meeting in Conference and promoting the Work of the League
Members serve with cheerfulness and work together with a united voice that can really make a difference. Yes, this is the Catholic Women’s League.
Greetings from the new National President
As your new National President I would like to thank all members for
their support in my election. I feel honoured and humbled to be able to lead us all for the next year.
We live in challenging times and so must be prepared to be alert to
whatever society demands. A very big thank you is due to Doreen who
has been a wonderful example to us all in the past three years. She has worked so hard in sometimes-difficult circumstances. Her chosen
charity, ‘Help for Heroes’ and the amount of money we raised demonstrated not only our enthusiasm for the cause but our love and respect for her.
Our National Conference and Annual General Meeting in
Southport last October was one of the best we have had, and thank you to Doreen Pooley, Elizabeth Rodgers and everyone else who played a part in organising it.
So to the future! We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic National
Executive Committee so I will work with them closely. Encouraging new members is a priority, and also promoting our own charities. It would be good to become closer to the Union of Catholic Mothers and perhaps participate in joint projects.
I look forward to visiting Branches and Sections and to hearing from
you, the members, with your thoughts on our future. With Faith,
Hope and Love let us all work and pray that the Holy Spirit will guide
us to be active members of our League.
Pictured Above: Mrs Margaret Richards, the New National President of the Catholic Women’s League
Ecclesiastical Adviser - Bishop Peter Doyle
We are always ready to welcome new members.
To apply for membership and for further information please contact the National Secretary at the address below.
CWL National Secretary: Mrs Jean Clarke
PO BOX 303 - MALVERN WR14 9DX
Tel: (+44) 01684 540414 Fax: (+44) 01684 540414