Our Unit traces its formal history back to late 1965 when a group of Christian women from WA accepted the invitation to become part of the recently established national body.
Women from several Christian traditions had already been meeting together from the mid 1940s as the United Council of Christian Women, as well as working together from an even earlier date on community projects.
We honour the memory of the many Christian women in our State who pioneered the work of ecumenism, in sometimes challenging circumstances.
Currently 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 welcome Associate Members from any Christian community or organisation.
WA Unit Secretary/Website Manager
Our major emphasis each year is on supporting:
World Community Day (usually held at the end of October), a day set aside to focus on peace. There is a general offering shared by the ACW national Special Project and the work of the Asian Church Women’s Conference, and a dedication of the Fellowship of the Least Coin offerings.
These services, using orders of service supplied by our National Executive, 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 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 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 see you at our services and hope this will encourage you to learn more about our work.
In 2021 our Unit will be meeting on alternate months at the CCWA offices (4A Centro Avenue Subiaco). We love to welcome visitors at our meetings and invite you to make contact to confirm details.