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 message from our National President –

You will have seen my message to CWL Australia – we received a very heartfelt response from the Officers in Australia who were very touched that we were praying for all those affected by the Disaster. At the meeting last week the Trustees agreed to send  £2,000 to  CWL Australia to assist members and charity organisations in need at this difficult time. One Section has already sent us a cheque which we will add to the money being sent so if any other  Section would also like to make a contribution please send a cheque to HQ by the end of February latest.


Australian bushfires


The Catholic Women’s League was founded in 1906 by Mrs 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

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