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 2019 and the fee for year membership  is £42.00.

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 2019 fees:
Between 1 Jan – 31 Mar costs £42.00;
Between 1 Apr – 30 Jun costs £31.50;
Between 1 Jul – 30 Sept costs £21.00;
Between 1 Oct – 31 Dec costs £10.25.

All members (new and renewals) will need to fill out a  membership form to ensure everyone’s details are up to date. If you can please print and fill this out in advance it will be a big help!

If you can’t make the meeting but would like to join please send your cheque (payable to Gloucester Rd WI) and completed membership form to:

Gloucester Road WI
59 Dongola Rd
Bishopston
BS7 9HW

If you’d like to join our vibrant and active WI please and have any questions please get in touch.

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.