“INSPIRING WOMEN” With these words alongside our new logo we hope to encourage women to join WIs nationally and in particular our small but beautifully appointed Women’s Institute in Cornworthy!

We are very much a community-based organisation involving ourselves in the life and social events of the village – an integral part of the rural life here.

Our monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday in the month at Cornworthy Village Hall. Although our group numbers only 25 there is usually a good and enthusiastic turnout for a range of talks, films, cookery demonstrations and, sometimes, musical entertainment! There is always a wide range of activities and outings which we can attend, including a bi-monthly luncheon club.

There are two Council Meetings a year at different locations in Devon which update members on the WI locally and nationally. These are inspiring occasions with opportunities to meet and network with other groups. Celebrities are invited to speak on a range of subjects.

There are various offshoot activities within our WI such as the Book Club, Craft Group and organised walks.

This year has seen members attend Exeter College for a beauty & pampering day, a sunny afternoon was spent trying to play croquet & enjoying an excellent cream tea provide by one of the members. Last month quite a few ladies went on a county trip to Wells & the Bishop’s Palace. The year will be rounded off with Christmas Lunch at Sharpham in the great hall – an experience not to be missed.

Cornworthy WI has been an essential part of this community for 25 years, contributing, supporting and engaging with each other in a warm and welcoming environment.

Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend a meeting. Our list of meetings appear on the WI notice board (just below Island House) and will soon be on this web-page – stay tuned !