The Catholic Womens League (CWL) of England and Wales


CWL is a worldwide organisation, united in friendship and love, where members use and develop their talents in projects for the world, the nation, the diocese and the parish.

Dear Members

On behalf of your National officers I would like to assure all our members that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers in these strange and unprecedented times. I expect most of the Branches and Sections have understandably suspended meetings for the time being.

Stop Press—Good news  The AGM IS GOING AHEAD

The National Officers, after speaking with the staff at The Hayes  Conference Centre, are so pleased to tell you that the AGM is on!

So we need you to wash away the Lock-down Blues and come and meet up with your CWL friends—old and new—and have a great time. Members will understand that National Officers have the primary  interest of our members and our beloved League at the forefront  but in order to achieve this we need you there at the meeting.

Please make a commitment now.   

All we need you to do now is to email Jean at  with your anticipated numbers. This is a very good time to remind you that all Sections could pay for one member to attend. This way, especially after feeling so isolated for such a long time, the Sections will experience, once again, the real joy and connection to the wider CWL.

In the meantime, as lockdown starts to ease, please do keep safe and support one another especially those living alone.

God bless,



The Catholic Women’s League was founded in 1906 by Miss Margaret Fletcher. Our Patroness is Saint Margaret Clitherow.

For photo’s and report of our National Pilgrimage to York held on 30th August 2019 see the latest news post or visit our Facebook page.


(DAKAR 2018)

Each year WUCWO propose a prayer related to one of the resolutions we adopted at our General Assembly in Dakar.
In this year, 2020, the prayer focuses on resolution number 2:

Let us take care of the family in difficult situations.

We invite you to pray this prayer (click here to see it) prepared by the Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific, Catherine McGrath, and our Vice President General, Maribeth Stewart, whom we thank for their work in strengthening our spirituality.

Full report on the World Assembly as given at our AGM in November is posted on the WUCWO page.

For the latest newsletter from WUCWO please click on the link below

Latest News

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Upcoming Events

National AGM

23-25th OCTOBER 2020
Hayes Conference Centre