Mission Service

Women's Ministry

Family Ministries

A photo of a diverse group of women drinking coffee and laughing

Enabling, empowering and equipping diverse expressions of women’s ministry.

The Salvation Army has long recognised the importance of creating spaces for women of all ages to gather to learn, journey and worship together and to stand up for justice in the world.

Women’s ministry has developed in so many ways over the years.

Back in 1907, Florence Booth, daughter-in-law to founders Catherine and William Booth, saw the need for ‘practical and religious instruction for women’. Understanding that women in those times had significant influence within the home and within their friendship groups, the ‘Home League’ was born.

In 2020, World President of Women’s Ministries Commissioner Rosalie Peddle launched a challenge to reimagine what women’s ministry might look like going forward - ministry by, with and for women.

Within this territory, the Family Ministries team seeks to enable, empower and equip diverse expressions of women’s ministry within local settings by providing:

  • Support and guidance on how to develop creative women’s ministry
  • Engaging resources
  • An annual women’s conference: Riverbank

Why not contact Family Ministries to explore what a reimagined women’s ministry might look like where you are?

You can also get in touch to let us know what your reimagined women’s ministry looks like.

Meet the team

  • Major David Betteridge, Director of Family Ministries 
  • Liz Hall, Deputy Director of Family Ministries 
  • Deborah Juster, Assistant Director of Family Ministries 
  • Rachel Gotobed, Family Ministries Outreach Mission Partner 

Connect with us

Lou Fellingham leading worship

Riverbank Women's Conference 2023

Put the date in your diary: 9–11 June 2023.

Find out more

Support, training and resources to inspire families and individuals to flourish and develop in their faith journey.

Resources to support families and those that work with them.

Support international Salvation Army projects responding to poverty and injustice.

Women of all ages from across the territory gathered in Warwick for a weekend of worship, teaching and prayer.