When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Mary Mears

or leave a comment here on our blog


Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings.

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year to all our Members

Image result for images for new year
Happy New Year to our current and potential members!

Here's hoping that you all remembered Sue's tips on table etiquette over the festive period and not an untidy napkin to be seen! Read the minutes from the December meeting under the Previous Meetings section to the right.

We look forward to another year of fun with our 2015 programme and some additional events for the WI's Centenary.

The monthly lunch will be held on Friday 9th January at The Bell Inn.

Our first meeting is Monday 12th January, 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.  Please remember to bring along your subs payment (£36 - cheques made payable to Leigh on Mendip WI) along with an offering for our raffle prize stock.

We are still without a permanent President and short in numbers overall on committee. Our committee meeting is on Monday 5th January, 8pm at Mary's house - anyone who would like to come along and just see what we talk about, before committing to joining us, is most welcome.

As always any ladies in the area interested in joining WI are welcome to come along as a visitor for a couple of meetings first. So why not make this your New Year's Resolution to get out and meet new people and make some time for yourself?

Here's to a fantastic WI 2015!

Your committee.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Wells Winter Festival

Thank you Sue R for organising our winter outing.  We met at the Palace in the afternoon and wandered around in our groups looking at the amazing floral displays in the rooms - from Victorian-style,
 commeration of WW1, the Future and an enchanting The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.  There were plenty of lovely Christmas items for sale in the marquee and
leaving in the dark the grounds of the Palace looked quite magical with the illuminations. 

We also went to St Cuthberts Church to see 200 different Nativity scenes including a life-size knitted set (raising funds for St Peter's Hospice in Bristol).

Group Carol Service

A number of our members attended the Group Carol Service on Friday 5 December.  Another lovely festive event with readings and poems by different Institutes and singing of carols.  Thank you Nunney for organising and serving warming mulled fruit juice and delicious nibbles after the service.  We then adjourned to The George for our normal monthly lunch.  Good food and good company.  Perhaps we could come here again another month?  Thank you to Caroline for organising us - such a pity you weren't able to join in.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy Christmas and Goodbye!

We all said a sad farewell to Sparks at our Christmas meal, held at the Bell Inn on Monday 1st December.  We presented her with 2 framed  prints of Leigh On Mendip along with Garden vouchers, chocolates and biscuits (to share with the boys and Ruby!).  We were pleased to hear that Sparks has already found her local WI and the President is a near neighbour, so straight into Devon WI (just sit on your hands and don't mention having been President here).

Hazel Park won the attendance prize for 2014 (or "best behaved" member) and there was much chatter and laughter along with a lovely meal.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

What do Committee do when they are not planning your meetings and outings?

Visit NT Killerton House (nr Exeter) for the Christmas festival and costume exhibition of course.  A 2 hour drive if direct from LOM, but worth a visit if you are down that way.

The Nutcracker theme was truly magical.