Presbyterian Women

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. 


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 2024-25 is Entrusted. Click on the links below to find out more about some of these resources:

Presbyterian Women Annual Conference May 2024 – Entrusted

We launched our theme for 2023/24 'Entrusted' with guest speaker Dr Amy Orr-Ewing on 11 May. Recordings will be available soon. 

An update on the PW Special Projects can be viewed by clicking here.


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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.

Contact:
Telephone: PW Office +44 (0)28 9041 7257
Email: pkennedy@presbyterianireland.org
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Email: pw@presbyterianireland.org 


2024-26 Office Bearers

Ellen Hillen -  Presbyterian Women’ President

In May 2024, Ellen became Presbyterian Women’s President for 2024/2025. Ellen has been a member of the PW Panel for a number of years and she is very involved in the leadership team of her Presbyterian Women’s group in St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.   



Linda Beattie – Overseas Vice-President 

In May 2023, Linda 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. Linda is also very involved in the leadership team of her Presbyterian Women’s group in Joymount PC in Carrickfergus.  


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Libby Russell - Home Vice president

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. 


Contact PW

Contact PW

How to get in touch with the office

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PW Special Projects

PW Special Projects

Projects at home and overseas funded through the PW Mission Fund. Click on more info to watch videos about this year's projects.

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PW Mission Fund

PW Mission Fund

PW Mission Fund is the central fund of the organisation and provides funding for the work of PW.

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Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry

Side by Side resources

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History of Presbyterian Women

History of Presbyterian Women

A short overview to the background to PW

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PW Conference Recordings

PW Conference Recordings

Audio from some of PW conferences and events

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