MWiB Logo

When MWiB was launched in July 2011 it was decided to wait and allow a new logo for the movement to emerge. Initially, the new movement continued to use the logos of its constituent parts, Women's Network in the Methodist Church and the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women.

After discussion, prayer, consultation and, eventually, taking ideas to a professional graphic designer, Sally Bamford several designs were submitted to the MWiB Forum meeting in March 2013 and this enchanting, clever butterfly was selected (formed from the letters MWiB, gathered around the cross).


The butterfly image represents aspects of our Christian belief. The life cycle of the butterfly has four distinct stages.

The egg: Jesus still offers new life to all who believe in him. (John 3: 1-8)

The caterpillar: As we feed on the Word of God we grow as disciples. (2 Timothy 3: 15-17)

The chrysalis: Prayer is the powerhouse for the Christian who waits on the Lord. (Ephesians 3: 16)

The butterfly: A symbol of resurrection, new life in Christ, freedom and perfection. (2 Corinthians 5: 17)

The Story of the Butterfly

One day a young woman came across a chrysalis and saw that it was just beginning to open. She decided to help the emerging butterfly on its way and so prised open the chrysalis. The butterfly emerged but its wings could never function. It had needed the time of struggle in order for the wings to be fully formed. We are sometimes tempted to try and force God’s hand. In our impatience, we forget that we learn from perseverance.

Creator God,
who delights in beauty
and sees potential within
each of us;
we thank you for
opportunities of a fresh start,
a new beginning.
We hunger for your Word,
your life in us.
We wait upon you now,
trusting you to create in us
the exquisite being
you intend.
Set us free to glorify
your name.

  For more information on MWiB, please visit their website via this link:

"Methodist Women in Britain is...
  • A new movement seeking to connect with, listen to and resource women in Methodist and ecumenical churches around Britain in a variety of ways...
  • ...and to link with Methodist women around the world, in prayer, exchanging news and face to face meetings.

Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) is an umbrella organisation for any women - individuals or groups – who would like to be connected and to share resources and ideas.  We operate through a small executive committee and a Forum, with representatives from each district in British Methodism.

MWiB was launched at the British Methodist Conference in Southport on Friday 1st July 2011.  It includes the Women’s Network in the Methodist Church, the British Unit of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, and lots more besides.  Whilst still remaining part of the British Methodist Church, MWiB will be run independently by volunteers, managing our own finances.


Methodist Women in Britain seeks to work in partnership wherever possible. Some of our partnerships are long standing relationships developed by women in Methodism, others are newer associations.

Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women Magnet Matthew Rusike Children's Home, Zimbabwe MCB - World Church Relationships Methodist Relief and Development Fund
More than Gold
Olympics and trafficking
Women's World Day of Prayer"

For more information on MWiB, please visit their website via this link:


MWiB Logo


Bristol District

Service for the Induction of Jane Parsons as District President

Saturday 23 September 2017

at 2.30p.m.

Southdown Methodist Centre, Bath BA2 1NJ

Refreshments will follow the service




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10am to 3.30pm


Speakers:   Jerry Barr – Transition Church

Peter Gardner - COPA

Revd Nicola Price-Tebbutt

Revd Dr James Tebbutt



Stalls:   Traidcraft

Water Aid


Please bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.


 Tea and cakes to finish



 sponsored walk 2012(2)

Cathy with other members of the team at the half-way point.

 This year's annual sponsored walk around Prestbury Park Racecourse to raise funds for MWiB took place on Saturday 9th June. The small team of 4 ladies representing Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Methodist churches MWiB, plus one man and his dog, completed the walk.  As you can see from this photograph, the Racecourse was hosting a festival so we had music to accompany us during the walk.The weather was also warmer than last year. The generosity of the people sponsoring Cathy Bailey continues and Bishop’s Cleeve raised over £176. Cathy once again, thanks all those kind people who sponsored her for this walk. The team raised £490 for MWiB funds.



Women's Network

The Women's Network of the Methodist Church aims to encourage, enable and equip women to participate fully in the life of the Church and in society.


It does this through:

  • Training in specific skills
  • Conferences and events on issues and themes
  • Different styles of worship and ideas for worship
  • Campaigns in which women may be actively involved
  • Provision of information about other groups and resources
  • Mutual support through all of the above





 Cathy and Alice with other members of the team at the half-way point.

 On Saturday 18th June, a small team of 5 ladies representing Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Methodist churches Women’ Network, plus a man and his dog, completed their annual sponsored walk around Cheltenham racecourse to raise funds for Network.  This year Bishop’s Cleeve raised over £220. Once again, thank very much to those kind people who sponsored Cathy Bailey, who, as always, is grateful for your generosity.  The amounts from the other churches have yet to be finalised.

Link to Women's Network website: