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 February 2020

11 members were present at the February meeting and welcomed Branch President, Sheila Watkins, and Branch Secretary, Elizabeth Foot. They were advising our members on sharing officer tasks, particularly those of treasurer and secretary.

Five members will serve the Lenten lunches that begin on Friday 28th February. The charity chosen to benefit this year is Mary's Meals. Janet Newington will organise he teams for Stations of the Cross in Lent.

The World Day of Prayer Service is to be held at St John's Church on Friday 6th March at 2.30pm.

Mrs Julie Powell gave her WUCWO report on the importance of the family within society, which was followed by a discussion.

The next CWL Meeting is the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 10th March at 2pm.

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News January 2020

The January meeting was attended by fourteen members. Absent members, who are ill, were remembered in our prayers.

All the members who attended the section's winter meal out at the Turk's Head at Chickerell were enthusiastic about the excellent food and service.

January is the time for suggestions to be put forward for speakers to be booked for the year. It was suggested that Yvonne Claridge, chaplain for young offenders, be approached. Each year £100 is given by Weymouth CWL to Yvonne for tea, coffee and biscuits for the young people after Mass. In addition as it was understood that the parish One World Group needed more volunteers, a speaker from the group was suggested. A speaker from the parish group feeding the homeless on Westham Bridge was yet another suggestion. The Weymouth food bank and the Shelter Bus at Lodmoor were other options. Father Stephen, as our Spiritual Director, gives an annual presentation.

The next meeting of the Weymouth Section is Tuesday 11th February at 1pm. This meeting will be attended by Branch president and treasurer, who will advise us on the roles of Section secretary and treasurer. Already steps have been taken to appoint a social secretary, Elizabeth Grant, to take some of the present secretary's work on board.

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