Female Endeavour 2018

Why 'female endeavour'?

This year, the theme of female endeavour is making the headlines as the nation marks 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 as the Church to celebrate the critical role women play in the Body of Christ as well as highlighting the Mission of the Church and how it impacts and affects all women’s lives through the power of the Gospel. Our hope is that every ‘ordinary’ woman can experience being an ‘extraordinary’ woman through knowing the love of Christ.





  • 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

  • 2nd March- Women's World Day of Prayer- celebrated at Church House
  • 8th March- International Women's Day- celebrated at Church House
  • 17th May- 'Women And The Church' (WATCH) inaugural annual lecture, 7.30pm, Chester Cathedral, booking essential
  • 3rd November- 'Women's Voices' conference, Foxhill. Book here.
  • More events coming soon

If you are holding any special services, events, activities or projects, the Mission team would be delighted to hear from you. Email: anne.cody@chester.anglican.org

Church House staff celebrate International Women's Day by dressing in purple


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