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The CWA Collect

Keep us, O Lord, from pettiness;
let us be large in thought, in word and deed.

Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretence
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgement, and always generous.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
straightforward and unafraid.

Let us take time for all things;
make us grow calm, serene, gentle.

Grant that we may realise
that it is the little things that create differences;
that in the big things of life we are one.

And may we strive to touch and know
the great woman’s heart common to us all:
and O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.

Marie Stuart

The CWA Motto

Honour to God
Loyalty to the Throne
Service to the Country
Through Country Women
For Country Women
By Country Women