Anglican Women’s Guild

A.W.G. Anglican Women’s Guild
The title “Anglican Women’s Guild” was adopted in 1962 in accordance with the Diocesan rule.
Prior to this change of title a branch of the Church of England Women’s Society was formed at a meeting on 9
th September 1919.
Members of the early groups has emphasised parish improvements such as panelling of the church entrance and tapestry cushions for the Bishop’s chair and the Rector’s chair.

Research has revealed that ladies of the work party spent many hours in the early days, raising funds to support the needs of the times. Work baskets were kept filled with goods to sell at functions, while warm garments and food parcels were sent to the needy at home and abroad.

At present the thirteen members meet monthly to enjoy happy fellowship while planning fundraising programs.

Members have donated knitted goods for prem babies at Ballarat Health Service. A certificate was received from the hospital for our regular donations. They also donate to the Mission to Seafarers’.

Groceries are regularly collected for Anglicare; while a fundraising morning coffee party is held yearly to raise funds for the Anglican Board of Missions.

The Guild is affiliated with the Diocesan Guild and Anglican Board of Missions Auxiliary.