​   Wheatley
               Women's Institute
About Us

Next meeting

Tuesday 12th December 2017
7.15pm- 9.15pm
Merry Bells Village Hall

Christmas Party

Booking required

Each year Wheatley WI votes to raise money for a local charity. Not only through our group meetings but we organised events such as a Coffee Morning and take part in local events, all to raise money for great charities.​​
2017 Charity​​

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.
Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Oxford is based at the Churchill Hospital. Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
They are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.

​​​​Scroll down for our current programme
Wheatley WI meet in the Merry Bells Village Hall.

Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, no meeting August, at 7.15pm- 9.15pm approx.

We have roughly 54 members with a varied age group.

New members are always welcome. If you are interested please make contact via our Contact Us page, or just turn up to a meeting as a guest.

See our current programme below

Wheatley Women's Institute is affiliated to the Oxfordshire & National Federation of Women's Institute. Charity No 1017024
The Merry Bells Village Hall, 89 High Street, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XP.

The Merry Bells is fully accessible and wheelchair friendly, with ample parking in the car park at the rear of the building.

As well as becoming part of the community, meeting new friends, hearing interesting talks and learning new skills why else join WI?

Other benefits-

Denman Collage

Denman College offers a wide variety of day and residential courses in cookery, craft and lifestyle. 

                                            Set in the picturesque village of Marcham, in Oxfordshire, the Georgian

                                            mansion and seventeen acres of grounds provide the pitch perfect
                                            atmosphere for learning.
                                            WI Life Magazine

                                            WI Life is the WI's membership magazine, published eight times a year and distributed to all members. As well as regular
                                            newsletters and mailings to keep you up-to-date with all the news and events from your federation there is also news
                                            from  the National Federation of WI.

2017/2018 Programme below
Want to add a notice to the board? Send us a message via our Contact Us page
21st November 2017- items for sale  
Christmas Crafts, Speaker: Amy Surman
Get hands on & make some Christmas crafts. 
Materials to be paid for on the night, roughly £10.
12th December 2017- booking required 
2018 charity nominations, presentations & voting
Christmas Party. Food & drink supplied.
Don’t forget your crockery & cutlery.
Competition: Napkin holder

16th January 2018
2017 charity presentation
A Middle-East Correspondent, Speaker: Roger Hardy
Hear about working for the BBC World Service for over 30 years.
Competition: Eastern Artefact

20th February 2018- wear comfy clothes to exercise in
2018 Charity Speaker
Fun & Fitness, Speaker: Michele Jacobs
Learn & practice exercises that you can do to stay fit & healthy.

20th March 2018
Annual General Meeting, committee and president elections.

17th April 2018
Local History, Speaker: Kevin Heritage
A fascinating talk about our local history.
Competition: Wheatley memorabilia​

Suggestions for speakers, trips and social events are always welcome. If you have any suggestions please send us a message via the Contact Us page.
16th May 2017
Secret London, Speaker: Mike Beech
Thought you knew London? Find hidden secrets to fascinate friends.
Competition: A London memento
Saturday 20th May 2017- come and support your WI, in aid of Maggies
Coffee Morning: Theme, The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, 65 years on the throne. Come & enjoy refreshments, & browse the stalls, which will include, cakes & preserves, bric-a-brac, scarves, books, raffle. 

Thursday 15th June 2017- booking required
Fritillary Group Meeting- Horspath Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.45pm.
The WI’s from the Oxford Fritillary group meet once a year to hear a speaker, socialise and share ideas. Food & drink supplied.
Competition: Musical themed card, no bigger than A5

20th June 20 14 - booking required
Garden Party, The Plough marquee, London Road, Wheatley.
Vintage cream tea, music & an exhibition of members collections.
Competition: Val Targett Cup, cake recipe pinned on the noticeboard above.
18th July 2017
From Pillory to Prison Cell, Speaker: Ginny Davis
Charting the history & development of judicial sentencing.
Competition: Item related to punishment

19th September 2017- items for sale
Bags from the Philippines, Speaker: Analiza Jones
Learn the production process of the bags & purchase your own
Competition: A favourite purse

17th October 2017
Antiques, Speaker: Eric Knowles
An exciting evening with the antiques expert whose main interest is ceramics.
Wheatley WI Committee

Gill Morgan- Jones

Margaret Wilson
Assistant Treasurer 
Julie Mobbs
Jan Walsh
​Tel: 01865 558167
Vice President
Joyce Coveley
Website/ Publicity
Lucy Collinson
Ann Wild
Assistant Secretary
Stephanie Brooklyn

Yvette Bowden
Key Holder/ Health & Safety
Sandra Garlick