Women's Institute

The Women's Institute - A Modern Voice for Women

The WI offers women the opportunity of sharing friendship and learning, to help widen their horizons, and together to influence local, national and international affairs.  Founded in 1919, Churt WI is one of the oldest in the county.  In 2009 we celebrated our 90th birthday.  

The WI have two outings planned for this summer with a few places available.

The new Mary Rose Museum and optional harbour tour at Portsmouth on Thursday 21st May, cost £13.50 plus coach approx £15.


Salisbury Cathedral and Arundells, Edward Heath's house in the Cathedral Close, both guided tours, on Monday 29th June, cost £13 plus coach again in the region of £15.

Both these trips offer excellent value and interest.
The Mary Rose Museum is now in its new modern building where the artefacts and reconstructions of the sailors and their lives have been very imaginatively curated.
Salisbury Cathedral houses one of the original copies of the Magna Carta and in it's 800 anniversary year, special exhibitions have been arranged and joint tours with Arundells organised.

If you are interested in either or both of these tours, please contact Di Christie, dichristie99@gmail.com or 01428 714147

For latest meeting report and newsletter click here

Churt WI Committee and contact details

President – Mary Wright. Tel: 01428 712436 email: mary.wright@john22.plus.com

Secretary - Marion Mitchell. Tel: 01428 712265 email: lesliepoppy@aol.com

Treasurer - Charmian Brain. Tel: 01428 712219 email: charmian@regalarch.f9.co.uk

Caroline Howard. Tel: 01428 605918

Di Christie. Tel: 01428 714147

Lena Rowe. Tel: 01428 712880

Margaret Jackson. Tel: 01428 714411

Maureen Trotter. Tel: 01428 605350

Ann Crossley. Tel: 01252 794041

Jan Alderson. Tel: 01428 713695

Pia Edwards. Tel: 01428 608208

Churt WI program me for 2015

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm in Churt Village Hall. Do come and join us! Visitors are very welcome.

13th January – ‘Pets As Therapy’ by Patricia Bland

10th February - ‘Air Ambulance – duties of a Paramedic’ by Graeme Horne

10th March – ‘Musical Afternoon on a keyboard’ by Geoff Hiscock

14th April – ‘Hampton Court Pleasure Palace’ by Siobhan Clarke

12th May – Resolutions Luncheon at Quinnettes Barn, 12 noon

9th June – ‘Adventures of a Lady & a Penguin’ by Tess Burrows

14th July – Annual Garden Meeting being held at Quinnettes Barn, 2.30pm

8th September – ‘Cookery Demonstration – easy cooking for 1 or 2’ by Janet Manning

13th October – ‘You – The Jury’ by Peter Thompson. ( The following WI’s will be attending this meeting:- Chiddingfold, Beacon Hill, Greys Wood & Haslemere )

10th November – Annual Meeting, with a raffle and a quiz

8th December – ‘Mystery Speaker’

Further information: Please call Marion Mitchell, WI Secretary, 01428 712265 or email: lesliepoppy@aol.com

We are also involved in many village activities, and our most popular contribution is providing the teas at the annual Village Fete.