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WATCH is now a registered charity

January 24th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that WATCH is now a registered charity (Registered Charity Number: 1171267). With a huge amount of thanks to all those who have worked hard in preparing the documentation and been involved in meetings that have enabled WATCH to become a registered charity. Also to everyone who continue to support us.

Church in Wales celebrates 20 years of women’s priestly ministry

January 11th, 2017

On Saturday January 7th 2017 the Church in Wales celebrated twenty years of women’s ministry as priests at simultaneous services in every cathedral in Wales. Services were held in Llandaff (preacher: Canon Jenny Wigley); Bangor (preacher, Enid Morgan); Newport (Bishop Dominic Walker); St Asaph (the Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek);  Brecon (preacher, Canon Carol Wardman); St… Read more »

Una Kroll RIP

January 10th, 2017

WATCH pays tribute to the life of Una Kroll who has recently died at the age of 91. Una was one of those campaigners for Women’s ordination who kept the flame alight during the difficult years when the church simply failed to understand what women were offering. Her prophetic shout from the gallery of Church… Read more »

WATCH welcomes Emma Percy as new Chair

November 21st, 2016

On Saturday 19 November 2016, at the Women and the Church AGM, Hilary Cotton stood down as Chair having served for three years in this role. Time that saw the frustration and pain in 2013 to the celebrations of July 2014, and from then onwards. WATCH said a huge thank you and gave Hilary gifts… Read more »

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

November 12th, 2016

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by… Read more »

The Ordination of Women in the Roman Catholic Church

November 5th, 2016

We are in sisterly solidarity with our Roman Catholic friends, and pray with hope that their church will hear the call of God as the Church of England has heard it, joining our part of the One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church in ordaining women.

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Archive of the Movement for the Ordination of Women now available at the LSE

November 4th, 2016

The archive of the Movement for the Ordination of Women has now been fully catalogued and is available for consultation in the Women’s Library, now held at the LSE. The archive covers the entire years of MOW’s work – from 1979-1994 – and contains publications (including Catalyst and Uppity), correspondence, financial and other records and photos and publicity materials

The International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) – Newsletter

November 4th, 2016

We would commend to all WATCH members and supporters the work of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) and their newsletter, the October edition can be found by clicking HERE. Their website can also be found by clicking HERE.  

First female bishop for Wales

November 3rd, 2016

WATCH is overjoyed that the Church in Wales has elected its first female bishop. Rt Rev Joanna Penberthy will be consecrated as bishop of St David’s next year. This makes the ninth Anglican Province to have female and male bishops: USA, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Southern Africa, South India, Ireland, England, Wales. Across the world,… Read more »

WATCH Committee: Could you serve?

October 30th, 2016

  At the Annual General Meeting, a number of Women and the Church Committee members are standing down and we are looking for new members. Would you be willing to serve on the committee and help us continue the work that WATCH has done since being founded in 1996? We’re just getting started; there’s still… Read more »