The Roman Catholic Parish of Lady, Star of the Sea, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

Catholic Women’s League

About the Catholic Women’s League

Margaret Fletcher set up the Catholic Women’s League in 1906 for the education of women. The League still offers members the opportunities to develop and learn new skills, and use them for the benefit of the church and especially their local parish. Belonging to CWL is a journey of prayer, faith and friendship.

Our Patron is St Margaret Clitherow, Martyred at York on 25th March 1586, canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970.

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Whether it is providing coffee and biscuits after Mass, helping with catering at other parish events, fundraising for national and local community charities, our parish CWL members show unity in prayer and action.

Interested in joining us? Speak with committee members Frances Woodward (Chairperson) or June Rust (Secretary). You will be welcome!


News June 2019

After CWL Weymouth Section's highly successful Ecumenical Cream Tea this month, there has come a flood of Cream Tea Events. Members are invited to a Cream Tea on 8th July hosted by the ladies from Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth. It is being held at the nearby Hope United Reform Church. CWL Dorchester Section will be holding theirs on the 30th July.

CWL members Margaret Martin, Greta Watkins, and Shirley Law helped to serve teas and coffees after the First Communion Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi.

The Parish Fete will take place on the 6th July. As in previous years, CWL members will be selling raffle tickets after Sunday Masses and will sell them on the day. The raffle is a great money spinner.

The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 9th July at 1pm, followed by the General Meeting at 2pm. We look forward to a talk given by Sister Mary Cecily from the Convent of Mercy.

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News May 2019

With apologies, due to health problems there is sadly quite a gap between the last update and this.

At the May meeting it was reported that Weymouth's CWL National Coffee Morning event, held on Sunday 12th May, had been successful. The group now looks forward to the Lulworth Picnic and Mass on 12th June.

At the meeting a short WUCWO service was held. This usually takes place on or near the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, 13th May. In our prayers we joined with WUCWO members throughout the world. Following this Julie Powell spoke about the recent news from WUCWO. A discussion followed.

In June Weymouth Branch will host ladies of other local parishes at an Ecumenical Cream Tea on 11th June at 2pm. As usual there will be an entertainment provided by members. This is a very popular annual event.

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