A Service marking the Centenary of the Wives' Fellowship will be held at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey at 11.00am on Wednesday 4th May.
The Wives' Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian fellowship. It was founded in 1916 in connection with the Mothers' Union to offer support to those young Christian wives struggling to cope alone whilst many of their husbands were away from home on active war service. A group of friends met first in Salisbury and later at Lambeth Palace under the guidance of Archbishop Randall Davidson to establish a way forward.
One of the first national gatherings was held in Westminster in 1920 when over 50 members started the day by taking Holy Communion together in St Margaret's Church.
Wives' Fellowship welcomes women who support the Christian ideals of fellowship, marriage and family life.
Over the past century Wives' Fellowship has continued to offer support and spiritual refreshment to members; meeting in members' homes in villages, towns and cities; worshipping together in small country churches and great cathedrals; enjoying intellectual stimulation and friendship and sharing hospitality in good times and bad.
All tickets for the service have now been allocated.