PW FORUM SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2022
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as a mark of respect the PW Forum event due to take place tomorrow, Saturday 10 September 2022 in Assembly Buildings Belfast, has been postponed. Arrangements to reschedule the event will follow in due course and will be communicated to all those who had booked to attend.
Presbyterian Women is an organisation within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland that enables, encourages and equips women to become disciples of Christ.
Who We Are
Most congregations in PCI have a Presbyterian Women’s group. These groups are envisaged as fellowships in which women of all ages and stages of life are able to come together to grow in their faith through bible study, prayer, teaching and through growing in community together.
Amy Summerfield's talks from the 2022 PW Conference
Amy's afternoon address:
The full 2021 conference and talks by Sophie De Witt's can be found on the PW Conference Recordings page.
An update on the PW Special Projects can be viewed by clicking here.
Saturday, 12 February 2022 – 10.30am–12 midday
This online live event, hosted by Pauline Kennedy, Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer, offered an opportunity for leaders to gather in the one space to watch, learn and discuss together. It was designed to be interactive for groups meeting together in congregations, or LINK’s, in a venue of their choice, bearing in mind any Covid-19 related restrictions which may be in place at the time. However, it was also suitable for individual group leaders, committee members, or anyone who is involved in women’s ministry, to join the webinar and discuss with others at a later date.
For more information click here.
Pressing on Together – Side by side
Saturday, 27 February 2021 – 10.30am–11.45 am
This event was for anyone who is involved in leading a women's ministry/PW group or serving on the committee.
This webinar hopes to come alongside those involved in leading Presbyterian Women’s groups, encouraging them to press on as they live for Jesus, serving him in whatever ways they find possible, still being His disciples and making disciples.
To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Refined Women's Ministry
Pauline Kennedy, PCI’s Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer, reflects on the newness God’s refining is bringing to ministry among women across the church. See here...
What We Do
Presbyterian Women supports the development of ministry among women in PCI through the creation of group resources, running women’s conferences and facilitating training events.
We support the work of the Council of Mission in Ireland by helping to fund deaconess training and the outreach of South Belfast Friendship House into Sandy Row. We also support the Council for Global Mission as they send out and fund global mission workers in countries across the globe. Each year, Presbyterian Women also select special projects, both at home and overseas, through donations made to our Mission Fund.
What We Create
Presbyterian Women is involved in the creation and distribution of a range of resources and materials designed for personal use, and for use within women’s ministry contexts; each year, these are based on our annual theme, which for 2022-23 is Deeper Together. Click on the links below to find out more about some of these resources:
Meet The Team
Presbyterian Women currently employ two members of staff, and are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers, including Office Bearers.
Pauline Kennedy - Women's Ministry and PW Development Officer
I have been involved in women’s ministry at home and overseas for many years, and I have a passionate, heartfelt vision from God for all women across our land and beyond to know that they are valued and that their identity in Christ has real purpose. As Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer it is my responsibility to support the ministry of Presbyterian Women, as well as assisting in the development of strategy and coordination of women’s ministry in general.
Telephone: PW Office +44 (0)28 9041 7257
Rose McCullagh - Senior Administrative Assistant
In a nutshell, I am thoughtful, caring, faithful, fun-loving, sensitive, devoted, mischievous, compassionate, patient, relational and thorough. As Senior Administrative Assistant I am responsible for finance related duties, deputation arrangements and secretarial and administrative duties.
2022-23 Office Bearers
Esther Parker – Presbyterian Women's President 2022/23
At the Annual Conference in May 2022, Esther became the new PW President for 2022/23. Esther has been a member of the PW Panel for a number of years and she also serves on the PW Inspirations Subgroup, as well as the Women’s Ministry Panel of the Council for Congregational Life and Witness. Esther is married to the Rev. Doctor Bill Parker who is the minister in Sinclair Seamen’s Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
Ellen Hillen – Home Vice-President
In May 2022, Ellen became Presbyterian Women’s new Home Vice President for 2022/2024. Ellen has been a member of the PW Panel for a number of years and also serves on the Women’s Ministry Panel of the Council for Congregational Life and Witness. Ellen is very involved in the leadership team of her PW group in St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.
Ann Wilson – Overseas Vice-President
In May 2021, Ann became the new Overseas Vice President having been a member of PW Panel for a number of years and she also serves on the Inspirations Subgroup. Ann’s husband, Alan, has recently retired from ministry and they now live in Saintfield, Co Down.