Church of England Diocese of Chester Swettenham

Swettenham Women's Institute

Swettenham has a WI which meets on the first Wednesday in the month at 7:30pm at Swettenham Club, Congleton Road, Swettenham. New members and guests are always welcome. 

Their programme is full and varied. Usually, there is a speaker but sometimes the group has a meal out, or arranges their own entertainment. 

For more information, please contact the President, Alison Gregory, on 01260 224900. 

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The WI is based on the ideals of fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice. The organisation is non-sectarian and non-party political. WIs are charitable and everything they do must be consistent with that special legal status.