showing our arm knitted scarfs.
The results of our arm knitting meeting.

Welcome – if you are reading this and considering whether to dip your toe into the Gloucester Road WI.

Gloucester Road WI is a diverse group of women with some amazing skills and experience. The ages range from 20+ something, right through most of the decades!

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we met up online via Zoom, but have recently started to meet up face to face again at 8pm on the third Tuesday of every month at St Andrews Bowling Club.

What we get up to

Well, there is more to WI than ‘Jam and Jerusalem’, but of course bake-offs and eating cakes are still very important! At our monthly meetings we cover WI business and then engage in a craft activity or listen to a speaker; these have been very diverse over the few years; from learning about icing cupcakes, arm knitting, Bollywood dancing, engaging very happily in cheese and wine tasting (from local independent shops) and listening to inspiring speakers such as the amazing women adventurers who rowed around the UK and extremely thought-provoking talk on torture…there’ll be something for everyone.

Our full programme for this year

How to become a member

April is the first month of the WI membership year and the fee for the 2022 membership year is £44.00. 

Our WI is very popular and we often have a waiting list, but we can offer membership on a pro-rata basis if we have any spaces left after April – please see below.

All members (new and renewals) will need to fill out a membership form to ensure details are up to date. 

1. Please fill out a membership form electronically 
Membership 2022 FINAL
2. It’s very important that you include a bank transfer reference in the space provided so we can match your form and payment. (If you don’t do this, you’ll have to go to the back of the queue, sorry!)
3. Transfer your payment to the bank account detailed on the form.
4. Email your form to the address below and title your email with your surname and bank transfer reference.
5. All current members will be guaranteed renewal membership if we receive your details and payment by the 18th March. After this date, we will include your membership request alongside requests from new members.
6. All new members are welcome to submit an application with payment anytime before (and after) the 18th March.
7. All new member applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. If, in the unlikely event that we’re unable to offer you membership due to lack of spaces, we’ll be in touch to refund your payment as soon as possible.

It’s much easier for us if you follow the process above. If you’re not able to, you may apply in person at the April 2022 meeting but you must bring your completed membership form and payment with you.


Date of joining and 2021-22 fees
Between 1 April – 30 June costs £44.00
Between 1 Jul – 30 Sept costs £33.00
Between 1 Oct – 31 Dec costs £22.00
Between 1 Jan – 31 Mar costs £11.00


Women are welcome to try out our WI attending up to 3 times a year before they are required to join. We ask for a £6.50 donation per meeting.

Find out more about the benefits of being a member

How the membership is used

As a WI we receive a percentage of your 12 month membership, with the remainder going to the wider WI to pay for a variety of services and work nationally. 

The income received directly by our group is used for expenses such as hire of meeting rooms, purchase of materials for meetings, speaker fees and any ad hoc member activities that we feel we can support. 

In addition to the income from membership fees we also aim to fund-raise within the group and this will be used both for additional group income and also for charity donations.