The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) was founded in 1906.
The CWL encourages members to work both within the Parish and in the wider community. Members are also concerned with issues at a National & International level.
During World War 1 the CWL had a base in Northern France running Canteens for the troops. In World War 11 the CWL continued to run their Canteens and cared for the wounded in Railway Stations.
In recognition of their work in two World Wars a bench bearing the name of the CWL can be found at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Throughout the UK the CWL currently has 17 Branches, 124 Sections & 2350 Members.
Cockfosters Section is part of the Westminster Branch – and was founded in 1957. One of the Section’s founder members, Dorothy Rayner – is a Parishioner to this day.
In 2017 we celebrated our 60th anniversary ( Diamond Jubilee).
Cockfosters Section continues with charitable works & fundraising. Every year, all funds raised are shared between our nominated Charities. Details of our 2019 nominated Charities are also on this noticeboard.
Cockfosters Section meets on every second Wednesday of the month, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the Small Hall. Ladies from the Parish are welcome to come along for tea/cake, meet new friends and possibly consider joining the Section.
Please leave your name and contact details with the Parish Office if you would like to know more about the CWL, Cockfosters Section.