APW has evolved a national structure similar to that of the Church Courts. It operates at parish, presbyterial and national levels. Originating in 1963 as an amalgam of four national women's organisations, APW retains the earlier emphases upon mission - overseas and in New Zealand, fellowship, maintenance of the fabric of parish churches, and the training of younger women. Major changes in Church policies have taken place over forty years, and such changes have been reflected in the activities of APW.
APW is a national organisation which has the distinction of having special consultative status as a Non-Governmental Organisation attending the United Nations.
At St Paul's, particular emphasis is placed upon the roles of women to enable their distinctive gifts and insights to be valued within the church and the community.
The St Paul's APW meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 1.30pm. New members are always welcome.
Please contact Phyllis Wilks for more information - 549 0098