Welcome to Horley Evening WI

Horley Evening Women's Institute are a diverse group who wish to develop a sense of community amongst the ladies of Horley. We aim to provide the opportunity to build new friendships, learn new skills, crafts, and interests. We offer our members the opportunity to be part of an ever-increasing organisation, with people you can connect with wherever you go. 

Visitors are always welcome to come try us out. We operate a 'buddy' system, so whether you come as a visitor on your own, or with a friend, one of our WI members will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

Our Meetings and events page lists our 2023 programme for our monthly meetings, so you can see the speakers, activities and events planned for the year.

We also host special interest clubs, which are in addition to the monthly meetings, information can be found on the relevant Club pages. 

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except August when there is a WI outing) at 7.30 p.m. in the Methodist Church hall on Victoria Road in Horley.

Who are the WI 

The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to encourage women to become more involved in producing and preserving food during World War One. Since it’s incarnation the WI has grown to become the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. To date there are approximately 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WI groups.

The role of the WI is to educate and empower women, providing opportunities to learn new skills and to raise issues within their local and wider communities.

The Women’s Institute are an inclusive organisation, open to all women.