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Welcome to the Cockfield WI web page!

Cockfield WI is a member  of Suffolk West Federation of WI’s and is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, NFWI, the largest women’s organisation in the UK. Members come from Cockfield and several neighbouring villages.

We are a friendly group and new members and visitors are  warmly welcomed.  Our members come from all walks of life and although some of us are retired , we have a young outlook on life and many varied interests. Between us we have a huge skills bank to draw on including law, education, finance, catering, gardening, Science,  child-care  and nursing. 

Meetings  are normally held on the first Thursday of the month in Cockfield village hall, and usually consist of a talk or demonstration on a variety of subjects, followed by WI news and information about upcoming events. We have regular clubs such as Book Club, Craft and Canasta. In addition, country walks and work shops run by  members such as quilting, cookery , flower arranging and Christmas Wreath making are held throughout the year. A cup of tea or coffee with home made cake is always on the agenda at our monthly meeting!

Adult education is also on offer at Denman College in Oxfordshire, the WI’s own college. A huge range of courses are on offer, to both members and non-members.

There is something for everyone at our WI so if you are new to the village and want to make friends or would just like to find out a bit more about us, please contact us. For more information please email

September Update

We are nearing the end of summer and I had hoped after five months that monthly meetings could resume following NFWI guidelines and complying with social distancing rules.

After much discussion and feedback from members it was felt that this was not feasible at present. The health and safety of our members remains our priority.

In the meantime, we would like to hold mini garden meetings (weather permitting), inviting a maximum of six members to get together for a cup of tea and chat.

Myself and Brenda Dyer have already hosted a couple and found it a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon reacquainting face to face or mask to mask if you prefer!

Let’s hope summer extends long into September so we can meet up soon.

Best wishes to you all

Brenda C