With the pressure of singleness, then for many the pressures of home and children with the isolation that this brings, the possibility of coping as a single parent, and the joys and responsibilities of being grand-parents, many women face difficulties that are unique to women and need a particular ministry.
In order to support and encourage women in Street Baptist Church, and enable them to be built up in Christ and use every opportunity to reach out to their friends, we provide a number of activities and events that are specifically designed with women in mind.
The following pages provide details of the women's ministries we are establishing in the church.
It's true, isn't it, that although we Ladies are known for our ability to talk together, we're actually not that good at really getting to know one another beyond surface level. That means we are probably also not supporting each other in prayer, encouraging one another in our faith, or helping one another in our difficulties.
Many younger women are unable to join in a Home Group because of child-care commitments or work commitments. To provide support for women in these circumstances, and to provide Bible Study on topics that are particularly important for women, we have the Ladies Bible Study.
For ladies living in the villages to the south of Street, or those who no longer have child-care commitments but are available during the day, we provide a weekly Bible Study in which we seek to study through a book of the Bible so that we can encourage one another and grow together in the Lord.
The Ladies' Fellowship is one of the longest running ministries of the fellowship.
Established in the late 1940's by Mrs Hilda Kendell and the then minister's wife, Mrs Oram, it has run in much the same form since, led by a small committee.
The Ladies' Fellowship exists to provide fellowship and teaching for the older ladies within the church, as well as those who join us from other churches.