The Women's Institute

Formed in 1915, the WI is the largest national organisation for women in the UK with a total of 220,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands.

The Nayland and District Institute was founded in February 1957. Its purpose is to offer opportunities for all women to:

The Women's Institute gives you the opportunity to meet new people in the village; have fun and listen to interesting and amusing guest speakers and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and chat. A number of interesting outings take place every year and we also help the village in raising funds for local charitable causes.

We meet every third Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and welcome visitors of all ages so please come and join us.



President: JEANNETTE FINCH 01206 262993
Vice-Presidents: MARY HUSSEY 
01206 262416
01787 211975
Hon. Secretary: LORNA RUMSEY 01787 211975
Asst. Secretary: PENNY ALLEN 01206 263503
Hon. Treasurer: ANNE BOYD 01787 212365
Asst. Treasurer: PAMELA BAKER 01206 262518


Other Committee Members

Pat Bradford, Ann Channon, Kathleen Fehler,

Maggie Green, Barbara Osborne, Shirley Williams.

Programme for 2019 Available Here (or see below for event list)
Suffolk West Federation of Women's Institutes

Park Farm Business Centre, Fornham Park
Fornham St Genevieve
Bury St Edmunds 
IP28 6TS 

Tel 01284 336645




Events for 2019

Keeping Active for the over 60’s
Samantha Cooper
Hostesses: Ann Channon, Barbara Miller, Margaret Dowding, Shirley Williams.

All Vicars are Different
Revd John Chandler
Hostesses: Mary Hussey, Joyce Fullbrook, Shirley Williams.

18th MARCH -

62nd Annual Celebration

Annual Lunch Party

15th APRIL
Unknown Constable Country
Simon Gallup
Hostesses: Shirley Williams, Wendy Sparrow, Anne Spencer

20th MAY
Resolutions & Annual Meeting followed by tea and natter
Hostesses: Kathleen Fehler, Pam Baker, Shirley Styles

17th JUNE
The True Price of Fish and Chips
Andy Malcomb – from The Fishermen’s Mission Hostesses: Barbara Osborne, Barbara Griggs and Margaret Amos

15th JULY
Hedgehog Rescue
Paula Baker
Hostesses: Maggie Green, Jill Butcher, Joy Jones

Afternoon Garden Tea Party

War Memorials
Chris Hunt
Hostesses: Mary Hussey, Merlyn Cunningham Batt, Pat Bradford,

21st OCTOBER “Knickers” -
The History of Underwear
Liza Jones
Hostesses: Maggie Green, Margaret Geater, Sheila Sessions.

“Jumbo” - The History of Colchester’s Water Tower
Peter Jones
Hostesses: Penny Allen, Sue Carbutt, Dorothy Bishop.

Music and Poetry - with Guitar Accompaniment
Brenda Green
Hostesses: The Committee.

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