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The North West Ward of the Society operates in a region between the Pennines and the Irish Sea, and from Cumbria in the north to Chester in the south.

It organises services in various churches throughout the region to commemorate the principal festivals traditionally kept in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Anyone who would like to join us at these acts of worship is most welcome to do so - you don't have to be a member to join in!

News of these and other similar events is circulated via the Society's magazine and members' mailings. But we also operate an email circulation for anyone, members and non-members alike, who indicate that they would like to be kept in touch by this means.

If you'd like to place your email address on that circulation list, please send an email to the Ward Secretary at

May Devotion
Article posted 10 May 2013
On Sunday 5th May the Ward celebrated its May Devotion at St Hilda's, Prestwich. Our thanks go to Fr Croft and his parishioners for their hospitality, which was very much appreciated. Some photographs of the event may be found by clicking  here. 

North West Ward
Article posted 5 Apr 2013
All our meetings are open to anyone who might wish to come and join our various acts of worship. We hope to be able to welcome you at whatever event you find yourself able to attend. But if you feel you would like to support the Ward by becoming a member, please feel free to download and fill in a fairly painless Application Form and return it to the address given. To do that, please click  here.  The Annual Subscription (which runs for calendar years) is 15 and although a cheque payable to The Society of Mary North West Ward would be perfectly welcome, we would like to encourage you to pay by Standing Order: a convenient form for this purpose may be obtained  here. 

The North West Ward of the Society operates under a constitution which sets out its objectives and the way in which it is organised. If you'd like to read it, please click  here. 

As part of the national Society of Mary, the Ward shares the Society's Rules and Objectives, which you can inspect by clicking  here. 

AGM 2013
Article posted 10 May 2013
The Ward's Annual General Meeting this year took place on 5th May 2013 at the church of St Hilda, Prestwich. The meeting began at 4.30pm and was well attended with 23 members being present. 24 members had sent their apologies. A Committee was elected, and the reports and accounts for the year ending December 2012 were presented and accepted. The constitution, which sets out the objectives and the rules for running the North West Ward, may be downloaded  here.  A list of the Committee members for the next twelve months may be found  here. 

Our Treasurer presented his accounts for the year ending 31st December 2012. These can be seen by clicking  here. 

The draft minutes of the AGM are available for inspection  here  but of course these will not be ratified until the next AGM which is planned for Sunday 18th May 2014.

If you have any queries, please send me an email at David.Martlew@gmail.com
and I shall be glad to find an answer for you.