We meet on the second Thursday of every month and our usual venue is the Congregational Hall Bretherton. The doors open at 7pm and we aim to start at 7.30pm.

How do I join?

You don't have to commit straight away, come along and see whether you like it! You can attend a couple of meetings before deciding. We then have a yearly subscription which renewable in January every year.

New members joining WI for the first time pay a pro rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rates for 2020 are as follows:


1 Jan- 31 Mar £43.00

1 Apr - 30 Jun £32.25

1 Jul - 30 Sept £21.50

1 Oct - 31 Dec £10.75

Existing members pay £43 to renew their membership.

You can belong to more than one WI by paying the full membership fee to the first WI and a further £21.10 to any additional WI at any time of the year - there is no pro rata rate for dual membership.

About us

This year's meetings

This group started in September 2015.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the Congregational Hall Bretherton.

Meetings start at 7:30. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits and often lovely cakes are available. Please come along to see what we offer.

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Jane Elphick


Cath Marchbank


Barbara Farbon


Toni Davies


Gemma Ainscough,

Linda Bennett,

Barbra Bertram,

Liz Ellis,

Elaine Dean,

Gwenifer Jackson

Chris Moor,

Rosie Stanfield.


If you know of someone who is ill, hospitalised, bereaved or indeed celebrating a milestone event or anniversary please contact Gwenifer Jackson

Groups and Contacts

Theatre and Visits

Toni Davies


Rosie Stanfield

Dining Divas

Gemma Ainscough & Elaine Dean


We have an afternoon group and an evening group

Rosie Stanfield & Barbra Bertram

Soup lunches

These are held on first Monday of the Month from October to April

Liz Ellis & Linda Bennett

ACWW representative

Chris Moor

Please note, a small donation towards the refreshments is appreciated. From March 2016 a suggested figure for this is 50p Raffle tickets are £1

Where are we?

Please note the red pointer is the Google position for Bretherton and cannot be moved. Our venue is Bretherton Congregational Hall on South Road opposite where the Bakery used to be. If you click on this map it will enlarge to show more detail and you can also get directions by clicking on the box in the left corner.

Contact us