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.

District President: Joan Wager, Langley House, Langwathby, Penrith CA10 1LW
Tel: 01768 881628

District Secretary: Gwyneth Smith, Westgate Barn, Sandford, Appleby, CA16 6NR
Tel: 017683 53498

District Treasurer: Elaine Pears, 59 Croslands Park, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 9LB
Tel: 01229 821815

We are delighted to tell you that we have a new President Elect! Jan Harrison from the Kendal Circuit will become our new President in October. We are particularly grateful; for her willingness to do this at comparatively short notice, following the news that Anne Kirkman, who has served us so well at Vice-President in moving from the District this summer.

We are also delighted that Pat Staley, from the Carlisle Circuit, has agreed to be our new Vice-President from October 2006

There will be more information about these two friends in due course – for now we simply want to express our thanks to them both and to assure them of our support, our love and our prayers as they prepare for their new responsibilities.

Please note a change in date and venue for our Autumn meeting, which includes the Induction of Jan as President. This will now be on Monday, 9th October at Stricklandgate, Kendal – Jan’s “home ground”.

Lilian Greenhalgh


Summer Celebration – to be arranged
Event: Summer Celebration – “Picnic, Praise and Patches”
Celebrating our partnership with Patagonia.
Date: Thursday, 10th August, 4pm
Venue: Langwathby Village Green and Hall
Picnic, “Big Sing” – Music from Argentina. Find out how much has been raised in the patches on the President’s shirt. Make this a lovely summer outing to the beautiful Eden Valley. Come early and call at the Brief Encounter Café, Ostrich World, walk along “Ladies’ Walk” by the river, spend some quiet time in the Methodist chapel, enjoy a cup of tea and watch the DVD of the visit to Patagonia by the District’s representatives. BOOK THIS DATE NOW – More details later.

Event: District Autumn Meeting
Date: Monday October 9th
Speaker: Rev David Emison, (Cumbria District Chairman)
Venue: Stricklandgate, Kendal

Event: Network Conference
Date: 6-8 November 2006
Speaker: Mrs Irene Sayers
Venue: Abbot Hall