Welcome to the site for Papworth Everard’s Women’s Institute.

Hello and Welcome

We hope you will enjoy reading and viewing all the information provided on this site.

The first WI in Papworth was founded on October 6 1922, with a membership of 36 and an annual fee of two shillings.  However, it has lapsed and restarted on a couple of occasions since.  More recently, we reopened in July 2007 and have quickly grown, and currently have a membership of 50.  We meet on the third Wednesday of the month and, as you can see on our web-site, we have had a wonderful variety of speakers.  Besides the monthly meetings, we have a host of other activities such as our WI choir, a darts team, a quiz team and monthly lunches or dinners that are available for those who wish to join in.  We have one-off outings, some large, some small and have also: baked cakes for events, helped at the bi-annual Flower Festival; knitted jerseys for the Tour de France; crocheted flowers; yarn bombed the church lych-gate; attended WI courses and much more.

Why not come along and join us for an evening?  We are a friendly group and you would be made to feel most welcome.

We look forward to meeting you.

Patricia Martin



Do you ever wish that there was somewhere locally where you could meet others who are in a similar situation to yourself, who have similar interests, or even just for a friendly chat in a relaxing atmosphere?

If so, have you ever thought that our local Papworth WI can provide an opportunity for you to do just that?  

Since its formation in 2007 our membership has steadily increased to over 50 but we would dearly love to attract additional members too.  It would be good for us to learn from newcomers how our activities and interests can be developed to appeal to every age group in the village.

Do come along and give us a try.  Come with a friend or a group of friends!  We can help with transport if needs be. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome and hopefully it will be the start of something enjoyable and worthwhile for us all.

Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month in the Studio, Lower Pendrill Court, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire CB23 3UY. We gather at 7.15 p.m ready for a 7.30 p.m. start.  No monthly meeting in August.

2019 Annual Membership fee, set by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, £42.00.

Visitors fee £5.00 per meeting including refreshments.

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Our group is part of the Cambridge Federation for Women’s Institutes and more details of this organisation can be found on their Home Page. www.cfwi.co.uk

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