birmingham district women's league
The British League of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women (known as the Unitarian Women’s League) was founded in 1908. Birmingham District, founded in 1923, is one of eleven affiliated Districts.
Ladies of churches in the Midland Unitarian Association can belong to the Women’s League via the District. The District members meet twice a year in the Spring and Autumn, usually in Birmingham.
Current District Officers
President – Mrs. Pamela Rose
Treasurer – Mrs. Florence Wood (UNM)
Secretary – Mrs. Ann Harrison
Rev. Ann Latham is the District’s representative on the MUA Executive Committee.
Mrs. Barbara Russell (Wolverhampton and Dudley) represents the District on the Central Committee of UWL.
The following Midland Unitarian Association Members have held National Offices in the Women’s League:
1947 – Mrs. A. Nightingale JP (Evesham)
1966 – Mrs. Amy Howarth (Oxford)
1967 – Mrs. Sheila Stooke (Kidderminster)
1985 – Mrs. Elsie Bright (UNM and Evesham)
2006 – Rev. Ann Latham (Kidderminster)
Miss Cecily Harrison (Birmingham) in the ‘70s
Mrs. Ann Harrison (Dudley & Coseley) 1999 - 2010
Mrs. Elsie Bright was Treasurer for many years.
League Letter Devotions
Contributed by Joan Lamb (UNM) for 28 years prior to her death.
Can be obtained from Mrs. Ann Harrison 0121-525-1123
As National President of Women's League, I visited Scottish District WL in mid-May. The ladies met in Dundee, and although the attendance was small it was very welcoming. Ken accompanied me, and was very interested in seeing Dundee church. I spoke about Send a Child to Hucklow, which is WL project for the coming year.
I have been invited to visit the following during the coming months:
- Coseley for morning service on 27th May (WL Service)
- Kingswood WL - Thursday 7th June
- Coventry for morning service on 10th June
- Sheffield District WL on 4th October
- Birmingham District WL on 13th October
- Mansfield for morning service on l4th October
- SE Wales District on 31st October
- Manchester District on 2nd February 2013