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.

Catholic Women's League

The Catholic Women’s League, founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher is an international organisation with 5 million members. We are a registered charity.

The objectives of the C.W.L. are to promote and support (under the guidance of the Hierarchy) charitable works at parish, diocesan, national and international levels and to ensure Catholic representation of those interests on major bodies. St. Margaret Clitherow is the patron saint of the League.

Internationally, the C.W.L. is a founder member of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations (WUCWO) which brings together 36 million women of all nations who work for the advancement of women and supports Human Rights worldwide. WUCWO has consultative status at the Vatican and is an N.G.O. at the United Nations.

Our meetings are held in St Joseph’s Parish Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2pm New Members are always welcome.


For details, please contact our Secretary, Mrs June Rust, telephone 01305 781958

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