Wives' Fellowship Central Committee Minutes 1

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Signed minutes. Minutes date from 21 Jul 1916 to 22 Oct 1926

Minutes before 16 Dec 1920 are in manuscript.

Particular items:

26 Sep 1917 - Joint emergency meeting of Young Wives and Speaker's Committee of the Mother's Union concerning suggestions for conference for young wives at Lambeth with provisional programmes. Conference was held in Dec 1917

20 Jun 1919 - loose printed leaflet 'The Young Wives' Fellowship. Its Aims and Origin' and 'Intercession groups in the Dioceses'

10 Oct 1919 - printed pages from annual report of Young Wives' Fellowship 'Mistresses' Association'

22 Oct 1920 - first mention of changing name to 'Wives Fellowship' (other suggestions had been 'Fellowship of the home', 'Fellowship of Marriage'). Also printed leaflet 'Hospitality Committee' (offering hospitality to students and others living in London)

16 Dec 1920 - meeting for the last time as the Mothers' Union Young Wives' Committee. Catalogued of amended constitution.

20 May 1921 - revised constitution- preliminary statement - 'The Fellowship is a Society within the Church of England but membership is not restricted to Members of the Church of England' - printed constitution attached. Name changed to 'The Wives' Fellowship'

1 Jun 1923 - report of starting of Fellowship in India

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Fragile - Please handle with care