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.

The 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!

We meet 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

We will take new memberships and renewals in January 2018 and the fee for a year’s membership in 2018 is £41.
If we still have available spaces, we can also offer memberships fees on a pro-rata basis which are given below.
If you’d like to join our vibrant and active WI please get in touch.

Date of joining and 2018 fees:
Between 1 Jan – 31 Mar costs £41.00;
Between 1 Apr – 30 Jun costs £30.75;
Between 1 Jul – 30 Sept costs £20.50;
Between 1 Oct – 31 Dec costs £10.25.

Click here to view our membership form

Visitors

Women are welcome to try out our WI attending up to 3 times a year, £5 per meeting, before they are required to join.

Find out more about the benefits of being a member

How the membership is used

As a WI we receive £20 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.