In late 1965 a group of Christian women from WA accepted the invitation to become part of the recently established national body Australian Church Women.
Women from several Christian traditions had already been meeting together from the mid-1940s as the United Council of Christian Women.
Even before that, women from various Christian churches had often worked together on community projects.
We remember with gratitude the many Christian women in our state who pioneered the work of ecumenism, in sometimes challenging circumstances.
Today our Unit brings together women from the Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Uniting Churches, and The Salvation Army.
We have Associate Membership of the Council of Churches of Western Australia (CCWA) and greatly value their support.
We are also represented on the WA World Day of Prayer Committee and on the National Council of Women of WA.
We welcome new members from any Christian community or organisation.
WA Unit President/Website Manager
Our major emphasis each year is on supporting:
Fellowship Day (usually held at the end of July)
World Community Day (usually held at the end of October), a day set aside to focus on peace. A general offering is taken up to support the work of the Asian Church Women’s Conference, and there is a dedication of the Fellowship of the Least Coin offerings.
These services are currently held in Perth and several centres in the south west region.
Through them and the opportunities for fellowship that they provide, we aim to offer encouragement and support to Christian women of all ages and backgrounds, both in Australia and overseas, as they discern how best to live out their faith in the world. This helps to raise our awareness of the many and varied challenges this can present.
We also work to raise awareness of social justice issues among our members and their networks.
We send representatives to other organisations to encourage networking within and beyond the local Christian community.
We hope to meet you at our services and hope this will encourage you to learn more about our work.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more or are interested in attending our meetings, currently held in alternate months at the very convenient Citiplace Centre above Perth Railway Station.