Dr Pauline Webb was the first woman vice-moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) serving from the WCC’s 4th Assembly at Uppsala in 1968 through the 5th Assembly at Nairobi in 1975. She died on 27 April 2017 at the age of 89 .
She was best known as a communicator on radio and television, and was the author of many books and articles. From 1979 until retirement in 1987, she was organiser of religious broadcasting for the BBC World Service.
‘We owe a great debt of gratitude to Pauline Webb for her faithful service. We thank God for her gifts and especially for her unparalleled contribution to the World Council of Churches and to Christians everywhere. She was an agent of hope, not least for her championing of women in church and in society’, commented Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary of the WCC.
You can read the full World Council of Churches tribute to Pauline Webb on the WCC website.