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.

A Summer message to all members

Let us hope and pray that, over the next few months, when we have some nice warm and sunny weather members can at least plan events for outside – it is so important that we do meet up and do what CWL members do best.

We have all been through unprecedented times over the last eighteen months and this has meant that not only our social activities have been affected but also our spiritual lives. Many of us have been unable to attend Mass or any other events in the church which we would normally attend and so I thought we could set ourselves a task to bring our faith back on course.

Father Marcin has written 12 Resolutions for his Parishioners as guidance and has agreed that I may use these for our members. Each month, for a yea, a ”Thought for the month“ will be published in the monthly diary to use as guidance for getting us back on track. I hope and pray that you will find these useful.

I have really enjoyed participating in Section and Branch zoom meetings over the last few months and would like to encourage those branches who have not yet held a zoom Annual Review to please give it a try.

Looking forward to meeting in person in the Autumn, God willing.

God bless


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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.


Don’t forget our Facebook page is reaching out to you.  If you are able to log on you will find it very useful for live masses, rosary and divine office.

National Executive member, Elizabeth Upsher, is streaming live every day at 9.30am on the page singing a hymn (2 or 3 on special days, including Sunday at 8.45am). All hymns are your requests so join in, sing along or catch up later and request a hymn for you or a loved one. We continue until such time as we can return to church AND sing!! This is really reaching out across the world to help people keep in contact and support each other with prayer and encouragement in these very different times we are experiencing. Everyone is welcome to join in and sing along.

CWL SHOP – we provide a shop of items you can buy to help promote the League. Please contact National Secretary with your order and it will be sent on to the Shop Manager.

You can view them on 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, 2021, the prayer focuses on resolution number 3:

Let us eliminate discrimination and violence against women.

We invite you to pray this prayer (click here to see it) prepared by our Vice President General, Maribeth Stewart, whom we thank for her work in strengthening our spirituality.

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

For the latest message from the President General please click on the link below

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

On Saturday 24th October Father Marcin was livestreaming a mass  on his Facebook page for all CWL Members. The National Secretary forwarded to each Section the Mass Sheet so that it could be followed at home – and you could sing along to the hymns as Elizabeth Upsher  provided recorded music for Fr Marcin. The mass can be viewed on the following link

Latest News

Read the minutes of the recent National Executive and Trustees meetings to keep on top of the latest news from your National Officers

Upcoming Events

National AGM
5th – 7th November 2021
Hayes Conference Centre

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