Dr. Pauline Webb, former Vice-President of the British Methodist Conference, and World Methodist Council member, passed away on 27 April 2017, at age 89. Webb was the first woman vice-moderator of the World Council of Churches governing bodies, and was a pioneer for Women’s Ministry, raising the issue of women’s ordination at the 1959 British Methodist Conference. She played a leading role through the World Council of Churches in its program to combat racism, and was asked to leave South Africa in the 1970s because of her unwavering and outspoken objections to apartheid. A multi-talented Christian communicator, she was the Head of Religious Programmes for BBC World Service and the author of many books and articles. Webb was a World Methodist Council Member from 1961 to 1971, served in the Overseas Division of the Methodist Church in Britain, and later as the vice-president of the British Methodist Conference from 1965-66. She held many The World Methodist Council honors the memory and ministry of Dr. Pauline Webb and extend prayers and condolences to her family and friends.
Read the tribute from The Methodist Church in Britain http://www.methodist.org.uk.
Read the tribute from the World Council of Churches at http://www.oikoumene.org.