The Mordens Women’s Institute

The Mordens Women’s Institue meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Guilden Morden Village Hall at 7.30 p.m..   Our membership is currently at 22 and we are ladies from the villages of Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, Melbourn & Hitchin.  We have a broad range of interests, if you would like to find out more about joining our W.I. then please call either Joyce on 852087 or Emma on 853581 (Evenings only). 

As well as our monthly meetings held on the 3rd Thursdays we also have sub-groups such as “Luncheon Club” (which meet at a local pub or restaurant on a Wednesday), “Busy Fingers – The Mordens Craft Group” (which meet on the 4th Thursday at The Congregational Chapel). For more information call Diana on 852124.   Knit & Natter group where we meet at The Three Tuns Public House, Guilden Morden on alternate Tuesday mornings from 10.15 a.m. – 12 noon. 


President:                       Joyce Stackhouse 852087

Vice Presidents:             Rachel Tanser 852007

Secretary:                      Emma Jakes 853581

Programme Secretary:  Diana Coleman 853124

Raffle & Provisions:       Brenda Davies 853037


Guilden Morden WI was originally formed in 1958 and amalgamated with Steeple Morden to become the Morden’s WI we know and love today.  For those interested in our local WI’s history we have a scrap book which was originally compiled by Kathleen Goddard 1959-60.


**** Latest News & Events ****

Fri 11th Oct 2019 : 7:30pm – “Gin Tasting with The English Spirit Company”

 – Venue : Steeple Morden Village Hall

 – Tickets : £10 for non-members / £8 for member – Please contact any committee member

Sat 3rd Aug 2019 : 1pm – “Grand Opening of the Three Tuns Community Pub”

We had a stall at the Grand Opening of Three Tuns promoting the Women’s Institute and selling home made breads, cakes, chutneys, lemon curd, mincemeat.  We also had a craft table where one of our members showed children (boys and girls) how to make bracelets!   This proved very popular with locals and visitors alike!                                       


NB: Page last updated 20 Sept 2019


Current Programme

 March 21st Speaker:   Brenda Harley “From Sew-it to Poet”
 April 18th Speaker:   Bernadette Merry “Scams & How to Prevent Them”
 May 16th Speaker:   Marion Leeper “The Kitchen Cat”
 June 20th Visit to Beck House Garden – Wrestlingworth
 July 18th Speaker:   Angela Collins “A Puppets Tale”
 August Afternoon Tea Party in Guilden Morden
 September 19th Speaker:   Malcom Busby “Tales of the area”
 October 17th Members Meeting
 November 21st  Christmas Wreath MakingWorkshop
 December 12th Christmas Meal – venue and date to be arranged
 January 16th Speaker:    Jan Olsen Williams “25 Years in Criminal Justice
 February 20th Annual General Meeting


About the WI

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.


Introducing WI Campaigns

Formed in 1915, the WI has a long history of campaigning on a wide range of issues.

WI campaigns are about changing things for the better and tackling the issues that matter to members. Members are at the heart of the WI and they play a central role in bringing issues onto the WI’s national agenda through our public affairs and campaigning.

From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation for the WI as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn’t shy away from tricky issues.

Our resolutions and mandates process means every campaign starts within our membership. Read more about the wide range of WI campaigns and some recent successes, and see our campaigning history through snapshots going back to 1926.

Key Campaigns & Initiatives:


  • Get on Board for a Better Bus Service
  • 5 Minutes that Matter – Cervical Cancer Smear Screening
  • No More Violence Against Woman Campaign
  • Make Time for Mental Health
  • End Plastic Soup
  • Climate Change