It is with deep sadness that we pass on the news that Margaret Williams, our former Women’s Network and Methodist Women in Britain administrator, has died. After a career in education Margaret joined Women’s Network during the transitional two years when the organisation still operated as part of the Connexional Team, and then moved to work directly for MWiB when it became an independent charity within the Methodist Church. Following her retirement from MWiB in 2014 she continued her involvement with MWiB locally and held a wide range of roles in the church and with other organisations. Margaret had a strong faith which she demonstrated throughout her life and especially in retirement, as she faced serious health problems with deep inner strength.
She continued as a Local Preacher and mentor, Local Pastor, Street Pastor and Circuit Steward, as well as serving on Connexional Candidates Committee. She was Treasurer and a trustee of Methodists for World Mission, a speaker for All We Can, and involved with Scouts and Guides. She enjoyed learning and continued to study. Her interest in learning Mandarin led her to join the Amity Summer English Language programme in China teaching English as a second language. She enjoyed the outdoors and travelling. It was only during lockdown that the illness she had lived with courageously for some years suddenly worsened, and her health deteriorated quickly. She died on 6th October.
A thanksgiving service will be held in Loughborough when it is possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret’s family and her wide circle of friends.