History of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Fredericton, NB
1940 – The first women’s World Day of Prayer ceremony was held at St. John’s Anglican Church in
1964 – Agnes Minielly (Wilmot United Church) and Dorothy Skene (St. Paul’s United Church) invited
Fredericton women to organize a Women Inter-Church group and to have representation at citizenship
court. Thus, began the Women Inter-Church Council of Fredericton (WICF).
1987 – A book about the History of WICF was written by Louise Porter of Wilmot United Church and
Edith McLellan of Marysville United Church.
2008 – the 90th Anniversary of the WIC of Canada was celebrated at Christ Church Parish Church with
guest speaker Judith Snowdon, National President.
2009 – the 45th Anniversary of the WICF was celebrated at Christ Church Parish Church.
2014 – the 50th Anniversary of the WICF was celebrated at Brunswick Street Baptist Church.
CURRENT CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS:
The WICF purpose is to unite the women of Fredericton and district in promoting the World Wide
Mission of Christianity through united prayer and action; and to promote the observance of the
World Day of Prayer and thus endeavor to link the women of Fredericton with similar praying groups
around the world.
January – Begin meetings to plan the World Day of Prayer event to be held on the first Friday of
March; Assist and partake in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to be held later in the month.
February – Bible Study regarding the World Day of Prayer.
March – We celebrate the World Day of Prayer on the first Friday. An Evaluation meeting of the
event is held later in the month, as we gather to enjoy a Pot Luck meal.
September – Executive Meeting
October – Annual General Meeting
SPECIAL EVENT 2024:
September 28, 2024 will be the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of WICF.
Contact for information:
Linda Lamont, WICF President
Debbie Heustis, Publicity
Email Julie Ginter at email@example.com for contact information.