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GFS World

Girls Friendly Society (known as GFS in many parts of the world)

Is a worldwide organisation within the Anglican Communion. We provide ministries in a safe and accepting environment where Christ’s love is evident and the Gospel is proclaimed. Initially formed for women and girls, today there is a growing male membership in some countries.

GFS offers programs for evangelism, support, empowerment, education and encouragement, sometimes in partnership with both secular and sacred organisations.  Membership in some countries is now open to male as well as female.  In many countries there is a strong link with Mothers Union and link organisations within the Anglican Communion.

The World body is governed by a set of guidelines with each GFS country operating under their own constitution/rules but adhering to the basic purpose of bringing others to Christ and service to others through the various programs offered.

The world body meets every three years in the country of the World President, where delegates from each GFS country (and observers) meet together to review and share their work.  A World Project/s is chosen for the coming three years, concentrating on growing and strengthening GFS in developing countries, with particular emphasis on programs for young women and children. 

South Africa is where the next World Council will be held and the current World President Thembekka Pama will be the host.

To keep up with all the World GFS News please visit the GFS Worldwide website by clicking here