Gloucester Rd WI & founder, India Rabey.
Our founding member India Rabey during our three peaks Challenge.

The Gloucester Road WI was formed in North Bristol in 2011 and had grown to 120 members by 2014.

We meet at 8pm on the third Tuesday of every month, that involves an activity or speaker, we try to keep the meetings varied ranging from making paper flowers, to wine-tasting to talks from members of the UN!

Each year we also run a number of fundraising activities, to raise money for our chosen charity of the year.

We have regular clubs and groups that meet outside the monthly meetings such as a Book Club, a Knit & Stitch Club and a Dinner Club.

Membership runs annually from April. In 2023, membership costs £46 but the fee is pro-rata if you join later in the year.

Women are welcome to come along as a visitor, attending up to 3 times a year for £6.50 cash per meeting before committing to membership.

Our Group

Gloucester Road WI is part of Durdham Down Group, along with Westbury Park WI, WI.RED (Redfield), Clifton WI, Blaise WI and Brislington WI.

Our Federation

Durdham Down Group is part of Avon Federation, a group of 108 WIs with approximately 3,850 members, who reports to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).