WATCH Features

Leading Like A Woman, Church of England Newspaper article, July 2017

July 25th, 2017

Leading Like A Woman, Church of England Newspaper article, July 2017 by Jody Stowell I recently heard someone say that they had never met a woman who could lead a church (cue an interesting conversation…) It made me realise that this view is probably as much a part of the conversation on the ordination of… Read more »

Women of the Reformation: Three Evening Events held at St Mary-at-Hill, Eastcheap, London

July 24th, 2017

The Revd Eliza Zikmane, Pastor of St Anne’s Lutheran Church, the Revd Dr Julia Candy, Anglican vicar of St John’s Church West Hendon and Sally Barnes an Anglican lay woman, decided some months ago they would like to work together to create an event to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Eliza and Sally are… Read more »

Celebrating Foremothers by Emma Percy

November 22nd, 2016

The day the church remembers St Hilda seemed a fitting day to take over the position of Chair of WATCH. Back in the late 1980’s when I was at Theological college in Durham I first became acquainted with Hilda. I had struggled to understand why having felt called to offer my life to the church… Read more »

There’s a mystery about Miriam

November 6th, 2016

There’s a mystery about Miriam She is the woman of many faces and fascination with her continues more than two thousand years after her birth. Variously labelled saint and sinner, prostitute and preacher, temptress and teacher, disciple and demon-possessed, the woman the world knows as Mary Magdalene continues to be an enigma. Who was she?… Read more »

WATCH (London) At Home, 29 June 2016.

July 17th, 2016

Coming less than a week after the Referendum, we gathered against a backdrop of uncertainty, anxiety and tension, particularly raw in London.  How refreshing then for the 40 or so people who came to St Stephen’s Walbrook to join a lively group of lay and ordained, men and women, young and old, gay and straight,… Read more »

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Book Watch: Recommended Reads for the Summer

June 19th, 2015

Recent publications that have sparked our interest, provoked new thought and captured our attention. In this edition: The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook, The Book of Uncommon Prayer, and Man-Made: Why So Few Women in Positions of Power?