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.

January Message from the National President

A very Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all are keeping well and looking forward to 2022. By now you should all have received your calendar, new prayer card and Issue 6 of the magazine and I hope you have enjoyed reading them all. And looking through the calendar I hope you have all made a note of the date of the Spring Conference which is to be held on Saturday 19th February by zoom – all members are very welcome to join in this meeting.
I shall shortly be meeting with the Executive and Trustees to make plans for the coming year and with this in mind, starting on the 6th March, we hope to offer our Lenten Prayer Services. We shall need volunteers from either Sections or Branches to lead the weekly services so please put your thinking caps on and send your names into Jean suggesting a week that would be most suitable for you.  We know from your emails that you very much enjoy these events so please do come forward. The present pandemic could be with us for some time yet so please think of our house-bound members and mem-
bers who find themselves alone. The Prayer Services give us a great sense of community. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
It just leaves me to pass on my very best wishes to you all.
God bless you, Jeanette.

A New Year’s Prayer

Lord, You make all things new You bring hope alive in our hearts And cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this new year For all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us A mighty flame So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God And live forever to praise Your glorious name. Amen





















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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.

intenzione 2021 ENG

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

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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