Stop press:


Our  Headquarters is open for members on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10am – 4pm). Please pop in and have a drink or bring your lunch.  We would love to see you. If you would like a tour of the house please contact the Office and a Trustee will be happy to take you around by arrangement.

Please contact the Office by telephone or email any issues you may have which will be dealt with the relevant person.  WI Presidents and and Secretaries have contact details for Trustees and WI Advisers who are only too willing to help with any concerns or problems.

Please keep popping over to NEWS  and EVENTS to keep up to date with what’s happening.   FREE Federation Zoom events available for CFWI members.





View All Stop Press

The Modern Voice For Women

The WI offers all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women. We can help you to expand your horizons and make new friends, take up new interests, learn new crafts and develop new skills. The Women’s Institute is the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK with 205,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. Its concerns range from climate change to cooking, from crafts to community projects, from healthy eating to Fairtrade fortnights, from traditional values to new friendships.

A Message From Selina Prescott, Our Chairman


I do hope all our followers are keeping fit and well and are on track to enjoy WI outings again whilst keeping aware that this awful Covid pandemic does not seem to have gone away – especially in some areas of our Federation.  The Trustees are taking us forward by carefully organising future events.  We have now opened the House in Chester on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – the office being closed on Monday and Friday to enable our hardworking staff to catch up on the mail that accumulates during their absence!  We are having our first Literary Lunch, also in July, for three years and know this is a very welcome return.

Having launched our exciting new Sub-Committee  –  Leisure for Pleasure  –  we hope you will enjoy something a little different.  Their first event will be a Canal trip and light lunch in Chester which will prove to be an excellent day.  Please give us feedback on what you would appreciate being added to our repertoire – it will be very varied and your thoughts will be valued.  Join this Committee to give your input at their meetings, we love the idea that many of you will wish to be actively involved.

The much delayed 2020! Quiz Final is to go ahead at Comberbach in July and venues and questions have been organised for the 2022 Quiz.  Good luck to all who are taking, and will be taking, part in these events. For the many of you who like the traditional occasions organised by the  –  Sports Committee –   the Bowls and Darts etc. will also be going ahead as usual, do watch for the flyers.

Quite a few of our WIs celebrate very special birthdays this year and will continue to have their events well into 2022.  We hope that when these extraordinary achievements are over, they continue to go from strength to strength.  The good wishes to all are sent from the Federation with thanks and gratitude for much hard work in reaching these milestones.

Now is the time to consider becoming part of a WI Committee – this is a fantastic way to become involved and adds another amazing layer to your WI life.  Please put your name forward and give it a try!!

Have a wonderful summer and I, and the Trustees, look forward to meeting many of you over the coming months.

Selina Prescott

Federation Chairman

Read More

Find a WI

Please enter your postcode below to find your nearest WI group meeting:

Latest Federation News

Royal Cheshire County Show 2022 In Pictures

What a fantastic event.  Hope you enjoy looking at the amazing entries and a very small proportion of the people who made it happen. Thank you so much to the Cheshire Show Committee, all the sub committees, the volunteers across

See More

Upcoming Federation Events

Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate: WI House Chester on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 9.30 am – Apply by Tuesday 10th June 2022
7th July 2022

Virtual Craft Workshop – Beautiful Decorated Mendhi Hand – Tuesday 26th July 2022 at 7.30pm
26th July 2022

Virtual Craft Workshop – Interesting Never Ending Card – Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at 7.30pm
23rd August 2022

See All

Board of Trustees

Federation Chairman: Selina Prescott

Federation Hon. Treasurer: Ann Beckett

Federation Vice-Chairmen:  Georgina Denny, Susan Leicester, Ann Pye.

Trustees: Jean Harding, Norma Dent, Veronica Gough, Sybil Graham,  Wendy Morris, Alia el Asmar,  Vivien Lee and Tricia Jones

CFWI Privacy Policy Link to Privacy Policy New Edition 161121