The Methodist Women in Britain logo – a clever butterfly formed from the letters MWiB, gathered around the cross – was designed by graphic designer Sally Bamford (www.little-betty.co.uk). First launched in March 2013, the logo was subsequently redesigned in 2020, with one version for general use, and a special version to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the movement in 2021.
The butterfly image represents aspects of our Christian belief. The life cycle of the butterfly has four distinct stages.
The egg: Jesus still offers new life to all who believe in him. (John 3: 1-8)
The caterpillar: As we feed on the Word of God we grow as disciples. (2 Timothy 3: 15-17)
The chrysalis: Prayer is the powerhouse for the Christian who waits on the Lord. (Ephesians 3: 16)
The butterfly: A symbol of resurrection, new life in Christ, freedom and perfection. (2 Corinthians 5: 17)
The Story of the Butterfly
One day a young woman came across a chrysalis and saw that it was just beginning to open. She decided to help the emerging butterfly on its way and so prised open the chrysalis. The butterfly emerged but its wings could never function. It had needed the time of struggle in order for the wings to be fully formed. We are sometimes tempted to try and force God’s hand. In our impatience, we forget that we learn from perseverance.
who delights in beauty
and sees potential within
each of us;
we thank you for
opportunities of a fresh start,
a new beginning.
We hunger for your Word,
your life in us.
We wait upon you now,
trusting you to create in us
the exquisite being
Set us free to glorify
The Logo is available to download in several different versions and should be used in accordance with the MWiB Brand Identity Guidelines 2020.