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April 2019

University of Winchester Event: Asherah, the Queen of Heaven and women’s worship in the Hebrew Bible: A Re-Assessment

3rd April 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winchester University, Winton Building 5, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road,
Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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The lecture will look at both textual and material data related to the Hebrew Bible regarding women’s worship and rituals. Taking into consideration new research on the religious pluralism in ancient Israel, Dr Jeffers will redraw the boundaries between private and public worship spaces as a means to reassess the place of women in the ancient Israelite religious landscape. Furthermore, Dr Jeffers will look at a number of female figures e.g. Huldah, the unnamed woman of Endor, Zipporah, Tamar, Nehushta,…

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The Bishop of London: Women in the Church

5th April 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
London, WC2 2AE United Kingdom
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Hosted by LSE Library and LSE Faith Centre Join us for an insightful conversation with the Bishop of London, reflecting on women's leadership, her experiences in the role and her journey so far. On International Women’s Day 2019, LSE Library will launch its series of activities around Women at Work to commemorate 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This Act removed the legal barriers of sex or marriage from official appointments and professional occupations, such as the legal profession. The…

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May 2019

The Diocese of Southwark event: Inspired for the Future

25th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA United Kingdom
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Inspired for the Future - a day of celebration to mark 25 years of Women's ordination to the priesthood. A study morning of reflection and conversation with Dr Paula Gooder and Professor Esther Mombo will be followed by a special Eucharist. The President will be the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev'd Sarah Mullally DBE, the Preacher the Venerable Dr Jane Steen plus the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. Service Flyer

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July 2019

On Women’s Ordination – talk by Lisa Wright at LSE Library

18th July 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street
London, WC2A 2HD
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An event organised by the LSE Library on July 18th at 1pm. A lunchtime talk by Lisa Wright who was one of the first women to be ordained in March 1994, and one of the first ordained deacons in 1987. Her talk will explore her experiences as a priest and the early history of the Movement for the Ordination of Women, which was founded in 1979 campaigning for women’s ordination until 1994. There will also be a chance to have…

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Good God! Sexuality and Gender Equality in the Church Impossibility or Imperative?

20th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road
Sheffield, S10 2SE
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Good God! Sexuality and Gender Equality in the Church Impossibility or Imperative? An event organised by St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Sheffield, S10 2SE   This is a day for those who want to see change within the Church of England. It is an opportunity to spend time together exploring how we can develop a strongly positive theological voice in these areas. Our lead speaker is Andrew Foreshew-Cain (chaplain of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) one of the voices behind “Equal”,…

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September 2019

Newcastle Diocese: Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as Priests

22nd September 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Newcastle Cathedral, St Nicholas Square
Newcastle, NE1 1PF United Kingdom
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Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women as Priests Newcastle Cathedral: Sunday 22 September, 4pm The Revd Canon Clare MacLaren, Bishop Christine and the Dean of Newcastle invite you, and all who wish to attend, to join them at Newcastle Cathedral for a celebratory service to mark this momentous occasion – the 25th anniversary of the ordination of the first women priests in the Church of England. Bishop Christine will preside over this Eucharistic service and clergy…

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October 2019


5th October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
St John’s Church, Waterloo Road
London, SE1 8TY United Kingdom
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Our AGM is ON SATURDAY - 5th October. Please let us know if you are coming! Our speaker will be the First Church Estates Commissioner, Loretta Minghella, while Bishop Anne Hollinghurst will preside at the Eucharist. Please note that the precise time may change slightly nearer the time once final logistics are sorted and confirmed. Here’s what to expect The AGM is in two parts, 11am-Noon & 1.45pm-3pm Free to attend, but please tell us you’re coming Email Eve with…

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February 2020

Liturgy Writing Day

8th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldates
Oxford, OX1 1DP
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Revd Dr Emma Percy, WATCH Chair, invites you to explore writing prayers and liturgies in a supportive environment. Timetable: 10:30 for refreshments 11:00 our day begins Bring your own lunch Places and prices: To attend, please register with [email protected] Places are limited. Attendance is free to members of WATCH. A £10-15 donation to WATCH is suggested for non-members. (Cash/cheque offered on the day.) Coming to the Deanery:  Enter Christ Church college on foot via St Aldates Gate or Canterbury Gate (latter…

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October 2020


17th October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

WATCH members are warmly invited to attend this year’s online AGM and Annual Programme.  The formal business meeting runs from 9.30 am-10.45 am.  See the Schedule for the rest of the day’s programme: Talk, Worship, Review of the Strategic Plan and Social Break-Out  rooms to connect informally (coffee and lunch breaks).   We are very much looking forward to welcoming Professor Linda Woodhead MBE who will present a Talk mid-morning. With the dramatic acceleration of many social trends due to the…

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November 2020

Liturgy Writing Day- Advent

7th November 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Revd Dr Emma Percy and Revd Dr Mary Kells, invite you to explore writing prayers and liturgies in a supportive environment. Format The day will alternate between worship, talking and writing. Emma and Mary will introduce the theme and suggest forms of prayer to explore creatively. There are 2 writing sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon when participants go off to write. Each writing session is followed by an opportunity to share work/inklings and to receive…

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