This Fellowship has been part of the Church's devotional structure for many years. It was originally the Bright Hour, and devised as a midweek time for women. It was a ‘connexional’ organisation concerned with Women's Work in the church. It changed its name to the Women's Fellowship and the national organisation became ‘Network’.
The group meets almost every week on a Tuesday afternoon at 2.45 p.m. The programme is varied and most speakers have a biblical message, although we include those who are doing interesting things in the community, supporting a diversity of missionary activities or have particular interests.
The afternoon begins with a hymn, a prayer and Bible reading and we finish with a hymn, the Grace and, always, a cup of tea and a biscuit. The programme is available in the Yate Methodist Church News Notes.