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A Modern Voice for Women

The ideals of the Women’s Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship are as strong and important now in the 21st century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915. The WI is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. It exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.

'WI Life' is the inspiring magazine issued to all WI members.

It is published by WI Enterprises Ltd. the trading subsidiary of the WI, which transfers its taxable profits back into the NFWI. The company raises funds through activities with commercial organisations and produces bespoke products for members. It also runs the annual NFWI raffle.

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFW)
104 New King’s Road
London SW6 4LY
020 7371 9300


Chinthurst Group

As well as our own monthly meetings and other activities we belong to the Chinthurst Group of WIs

comprising : -

Bramley WI
Grafham & Smithbrook WI
Ockford-Godalming WI
Shalford WI

    Julia Foster (G-M)
    Gillian Martin (0-G)
Assistant Convenor:
    Jill Bryant (G & S)

A Group Meeting is held each Spring and Autumn with a speaker, bring and buy stall and raffle. The host WI usually provides a yummy tea when friendships and links with the other WI members can be strengthened.

The Group also share outings, summer garden parties and hold other events including craft days,quizzes and lunch together.


Denman at Home

Education & Training

Learning and development has always been at the heart of the WI since its very beginning.

The education and training team bring to you a range of interactive courses, activities, events and training programmes as part of your membership. A recent addition is: 

Denman on Demand

letting you tune-in to demos and talks at a time to suit you.


at a cost of £5 per course.

Ockford-Godalming members may enter for a £300 bursary drawn annually which must be used for a course or courses of learning within the following two years.




Surrey Federation of Women’s Institutes (SWF)

Based in Paris - not the City, but offices at 6 Paris, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford GU2 9JX the Surrey Federation arrange events for WI members to enjoy.

In addition to the Spring and Autumn Council meetings, selection days for prospective speakers are of interest, as are craft days, skills classes sports, musical and other events that are held.

Details of all Federation events, committee workshops, social events, musical/dramatic performances, public affairs or sporting activities and the 3Cs Science Group are included in Surrey WI News


01483 233230