Downend Women's Institute
Christ Church Parish Hall, 
57 North Street, Downend, Bristol, South Gloucestershire.  BS16 5SG
Meet last Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm.
Guests are welcome to join us for a small charge of £4.00, which includes tea or coffee.

About Us

Our President is Shelley Hodges Brown
Contact Shelley email fao Shelley.

We are based in the heart of Downend, which is a suburb of Bristol. Downend comes in the County of South Gloucestershire, and are part of the Avon Federation WI.

Downend WI has a vibrant energetic feel about it, with members from all age groups, and all walks of life, we mix really well.
We are always happy to welcome new members, and also members from other groups.

Downend WI also has various Sub Groups.

The Book Club meets every month, please contact the group leader Linda.
The next book is In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st May.

The Letterbox Topper Group meets every month, please contact the group leader Suzzie.
The next topper is in progress, the French Summer Olympics 2024.
The next meeting is Tuesday 14th May.

We are interested in many topics and enjoy our program of talks and activities, so do come and try us out.
It would be great if members could setup some more groups. There are a vast number of groups to choose from. Eg: Wine Group, Supper Group, Walking Group, Daytime Book Group, Cinema/Theatre Group, Writing Group & all sorts of Craft Groups (Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Painting etc)

Downend WI started in January 2014 when ladies lined up in the cold to join. The queue was so long that some had to be turned away!

"Community, Culture, Charity, Craft & Cake", to find out more, please come to our meeting as a guest, we'll be happy to meet you.
We meet on the last Tuesday of each month, in the Christ Church Parish Hall on North Street, Downend, Bristol at 7:30pm.

The Mission Statement of the National Federation of Women's Institutes.
Our mission

Let us tell you what we stand for and what is at the heart of everything we do.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The WI is here to inspire you.
We inspire women through experiences, knowledge and skills. These are passed down through generations and continually updated to reflect the lives of women today.
The WI is everything you want it to be
Whatever your reason for joining, we offer all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women.
For some, it’s a chance to meet people and catch up with friends. For others, it’s a way to learn valuable life skills and make a difference in their communities through WI campaigns.
The WI is what you make of it
WI members come in all shapes and sizes and our members can be involved in the way that suits them.
This can mean joining a local WI or setting up a new group with other like-minded women.

Upcoming Meeting

May 28th Kara. Nutrition and Exercise
at Christchurch Hall

June 25th Alyson Hurst. Hives & Herbals
at Avonmere Residential Home

July 30th Heather Norman. Milliner
at Christchurch Hall

August 27th Quiz & Fizz. Members to bring table nibbles
at Christchurch Hall

September 24th Liz Ferguson. Frenchay Museum
at Avonmere Residential Home

October 29th AGM & Charity Speaker
at Christchurch Hall

November 26th Christmas Table Decoration
at Christchurch Hall

January 28th 11th Birthday & Funky Farmer
at Christchurch Hall

February 25th Carol Davies. Theatre Make-Up
at Christchurch Hall