The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

The Girl's Friendly Society

Focus: The Girls’ Friendly Society (GFS) of the United States of America is part of an international, faith-based organization for girls and women. We are a community serving through Chris

ScopeGFS-USA is an organization within the Episcopal Church and an affiliate organization of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) as well as a member of the World Council of GFS. The Girls Friendly Society was founded in London in 1875.

We believe in the value of each human being and the richness of a diverse community. GFS welcomes all girls and women of any age, race, religion and nationality.provides ministry to girls in a safe and accepting environment where Christ’s love is evident.



Meeting information:

  • Regular Meetings: 
    • St Lukes -
    • Grace & St Peter's - monthly Sunday at 11:15 am
    • St Paul's -
  • Public Events:
    • Junk Food Buffet Night - January
    • Camp Weekend - May
    • Creative Arts Day - April
    • World Day of Prayer - September
    • Gender Violence Awareness - monthly on the 25th
    • ECW Triennium - every three yeasrs (2018)
    • National Assembly - every three years (2019)
    • GFS World Council - every three years (2020)

ECCT parishes active: St. Luke's, New Haven; Grace & St. Peter's, Hamden; St Paul's, Wallingford

Other Partners: Episcopal Church Women; GFS World; Women's Ministry Network

Other Information: The Rev. Rowena Kemp, priest-in-charge of Grace Church, Hartford, serves as chaplain to the Girls Friendly Society.