Saddleworth WI welcomes members to join us for interesting speakers, demonstrations, discussions, social events, quizzes and trips.

We are a vibrant and active group and members can choose to participate in any subgroups that match their interests.

Our current groups are the Book Group, Craft Group, Gardening Group, Lunch Group, Photo Group, Social Group and our popular Walking Group.

Our focus is on our members and helping friendships grow through shared activities.

Run by women like you for women like you!

Our members meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield OL3 7EW. We open from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start and we finish around 9.30pm. We usually have a speaker then after our refreshment break we talk about forthcoming events and activities and have social time.

Speakers booked for 2024 are on our Meetings Programme page

See our Forthcoming Events on the Workshops, Events & Trips page.


Due to the capacity of the venue where we hold our monthly meetings and associated health and safety concerns, we have had to cap our membership numbers and are therefore now not accepting visitors or any further requests to be added to the waiting list. Details of other WI branches can be found at the https://www.thewi.org.uk. Any members wishing to enquire about guest visitors should contact the membership coordinator before attending a meeting. This can be done by emailing [email protected]

MEMBERS: Take a look at our Members’ Zone where you will find a variety of useful forms and information to download.

“I love this branch of WI.
The ladies are friendly, warm and full of fun.”

The Lancashire Federation organises many events which may be of interest to Saddleworth WI members. Click to view details of the LFWI.

Saddleworth WI are in the latest edition of Saddleworth Monthly.

It is a pleasure to be part of this warm and welcoming WI group


Your WI Committee members for 2024-5 are – President Lorna Ball, Secretary Karen McKenna, Treasurer Jean Clinch, Committee members: Alison Blake, Angela Bradley, Denise Farrow, Kathleen Lacey, Jean Phillips, Janice Taylor, Sue Gardener, Sue Harding, Sue Willett, Carole Newby, Linda Hayton, Ella Weatherhead.


We received the following response to our help at Dr Kershaw’s fundraising event in November. And the final total for our cake stall was £287.70.

“On behalf of everyone at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, I’d like to thank you for your incredible contribution to the recent Christmas Fayre. Despite the last-minute change of plan with our marquee, you maintained such a positive and professional attitude that didn’t go unnoticed by our guests or members of staff.

I want you to know how much I appreciate yours and the Saddleworth Women’s Institutes’ support at our event, without your help it simply wouldn’t be possible to raise the vital funds our Hospice needs.

I’m delighted to announce that we raised over £5,000! This money will go directly towards patient care, supporting our patients and their families at what can be a very difficult time in their lives. Given the circumstances, I think we have raised a fantastic amount for the Hospice.

I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better team. Thank you so much for being part of it. Kind Regards,
Eleanor Sloan 
Fundraising Events Lead”

NEW EVENTS to book on the Workshops, Events & Trips page

Our venue for our monthly meetings is BOARSHURST BAND CLUB, GREENBRIDGE LANE, GREENFIELD OL3 7EW. There is a private car park behind the club and plenty of street parking. The entrance is from the car park. There is a bar available and we have bought compostable cups for our hot drinks, but please bring your own mug if you prefer. The Manager, Linda, has made us very welcome and will be running the bar for us with drinks at Band Club prices so we hope our members will support her. 

The speakers for 2024 are on our Meetings Programme page.

The Lancashire Federation organises many events which may be of interest to Saddleworth WI members. Click to view details of the LFWI.

Saddleworth WI are in the latest edition of Saddleworth Monthly.

“It is a pleasure to be part of this warm and welcoming WI group.


SWI committee 2024-2025

LORNA BALL – President

KAREN McKENNA – Secretary

JEAN CLINCH – Treasurer



SUE HARDING – Committee

CAROLE NEWBY – Committee


Committee members awaiting photos:
Alison Blake
Kathleen Lacey
Janice Taylor
Sue Gardener
Sue Willett
Linda Hayton
Ella Weatherhead