World GFS


The purpose of the World Council of GFS is to promote friendship between members of the society around the world. World Council, World Project and World Day of Prayer are among the regular events which support this objective. Participation in these forums has facilitated opportunities for special friendships between particular member countries.

In 1955, the Presidents and Executive Secretaries of GFS in eight nations met on the Isle of Wight to discuss ways of working more closely together. GFS World Council was established by charter on June 24, subject to ratification by the respective national boards of directors.  At that time, World Council represented 25 nations and 66,000 members.

In the past five decades there have been nineteen World Councils hosted by various different countries.  Representatives of the member countries meet to plan the work of the Society for the next three years, worship together, and celebrate the fellowship of GFS.  World Council is now held every three years, hosted by the World Chairman’s country.  The World Council Project, a three year mission project, is selected by the delegates and is partially funded by World Day of Prayer offerings.


World President 2017 – 2020

Ms Thembeka Pama, GFS South Africa



 World Project – Sri Lanka – 2017 – 2020: English for Employment Prospects (EEP)

GFS World Project Objectives Sri Lanka-2017-2020

World Project – Japan –  2014-2017

GFS World Project – Japan Outreach Project 2014

World Project – Solomon Islands 2011-2014

Solomon Islands World Project Report



World Day of Prayer Service 2018


World Newsletters 2018:

World Newsletter September 2018

World Newsletter June 2018

World Newsletters 2017:

World Newsletter December 2017

World Newsletter September 2017

World Newsletter March 2017


World Council Reports 2017:

World Council Newsletter November 2017 – compiled by Irish Delegation


World Newsletters pre 2017

World Newsletter Dec 2016

World Newsletter Sep 2016

World Newsletter March 2016

World Newsletter Dec 2015

World Newsletter Sep 2015 

World Newsletter 1 June 15 

World Newsletter 3 Mar 15

World Newsletter  March 2015

World Newsletter December 2014

World Newsletter Sept 2014

GFS World News Letter August 2013 Part1

GFS World News Letter August 2013 Part2

GFS World News Letter April 2013

World News Letter Dec 2012 Part 1

World News Letter Dec 2012 Part2

World News Letter Dec 2012 Part 3

Worldnewsletter_August_ 2012

GFS World News Letter April 2012

World Council Reports pre 2017:

World Council Wales 2014

World Council Newsletter 2014 (Special Edition)

Reports from World Council Ireland 2011

Letter from World President Mrs Emila Corrigan

Report from Central President Mrs Florence Higgins

Report from Junior Delegate – Ms Jane Cairns

Sri Lanka Report

Report from World Council Korea

Korean Report

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