Vote 100

Vote100 is a year of celebration marking the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote, which was secured with the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

This is a great time for us, across the whole diocese and in all our parishes, celebrate the critical role women play in the Body of Christ, give attention to our mission to all women and the ways the power of the Gospel impacts and affects their lives, and engage in work to address continuing discrimination wherever it is found.

Bishop Libby said; "As I give thanks for those who raised the volume of women’s voices in the British political system a century ago I am conscious their legacy remains incomplete.  All over the world today live people whose experience or circumstances leave them open to misrepresentation and oppression.  We must continue to work for the common good and to speak truth to power so those who are forced into silence may find their voice.”

RESOURCES

VOTE100 The government's website on commemorating 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed the first women, and all men, the right to vote.

Women’s World Day of prayer, an international women's prayer movement, 2nd March 2018

International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, 8th March 2018 

Women and the Church (WATCH)- a national organisation working actively for gender justice, equality and inclusion in the Church of England 

 

EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN OUR DIOCESE DURING 2018

2 November Women's Voices Evening Session 4pm to 9.30pm at Foxhill House and Woodland, Tarvin Road, Frodsham WA6 6XB  For more information and to book, click on the link

3 November Women's Voices IV.  Women Preaching: what’s the difference?  
9.30am to 4pm at Foxhill House and Woodland, Tarvin Road, Frodsham WA6 6XB.  Booking is essential.  Click on the link for more information and booking details  

 

More events coming soon

If you are holding any special services, events, activities or projects, we would be delighted to hear from you. Email: bpstockport@chester.anglican.org


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