Childrey & Sparsholt WI at a glance

The Childrey and Sparsholt WI has an exciting programme of meetings and events which we hope will be interesting and fun and appeal to the women of Childrey and Sparsholt!

Your first meeting is free - to see what the WI is all about and to join up.  We have great speakers, some lovely refreshments and a chance for us to socialise!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you to your local WI!

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Upcoming Events 22/23

  • Childrey Village | Big Platinum Jubilee Lunch
    Sun, 05 Jun
    Childrey Playing Fields
    05 Jun, 12:00 – 18:00
    Childrey Playing Fields, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Come and celebrate HRH The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. All the various village groups have come together to organise a Big Jubilee Lunch Singalong led by Childrey Choir; patriotic dress encouraged; loyal toast, competitions. Reserve your table at Childrey Stores
  • Tour of Rousham House & gardens
    09 Jun, 14:30
    Rousham, Rousham House, Rousham, Bicester OX25 4QU, UK
    Tour of Rousham House & gardens | £15 each inc picnic lunch
  • Summer flower demonstration
    Tue, 14 Jun
    Childrey
    14 Jun, 19:30
    Childrey, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Nicola Robertson, of Foxgloves and Roses, demonstrates arrangements of bought and garden flowers
  • Visit to Tom Browne’s school museum, church tour and tea
    16 Jul, 14:30
    Uffington, Uffington, Faringdon SN7, UK
    Visit to Tom Browne’s school museum, church tour and tea | £10 each
  • Don’t just wear black
    Tue, 19 Jul
    Childrey Village Hall
    19 Jul, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Colour consultant Jo Joynes says be confident with your colour choices; dress to suit your shape.
  • Silent witness
    Tue, 23 Aug
    Childrey Village Hall
    23 Aug, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Home Office Forensic Pathologist & Air Ambulance volunteer Ben Swift
  • 5 steps to financial freedom
    Tue, 20 Sept
    Childrey Village Hall
    20 Sept, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Sophia Lerche-Thomsen, IFA, taking control of your finances, investments and pension
  • Treasures of the Vale
    Tue, 11 Oct
    Wantage
    11 Oct, 11:00
    Wantage, Vale & Downland Museum & Visitor Centre, 19 Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL, UK
    Tour of the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | £12 each inc coffee and lunch
  • Menopause
    Tue, 18 Oct
    Childrey Village Hall
    18 Oct, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Dr Floss, GP, and Helen Barham, PhD, medical writer offer guidance and discussion
  • Women in the military
    Tue, 15 Nov
    Childrey Village Hall
    15 Nov, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Speaker tbc
  • New year, new you
    Thu, 19 Jan
    Childrey Village Hall
    19 Jan 2023, 19:30 GMT
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Make up artist Miranda Marsh gives tips on how to update your look for 2023
  • Film night
    Tue, 21 Feb
    Childrey Village Hall
    21 Feb 2023, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
  • Annual General Meeting 2023
    Tue, 21 Mar
    Childrey Village Hall
    21 Mar 2023, 19:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    The year in review; New programme; Election of President; Membership renewals
  • Christmas party
    Week commencing 19 December - TBD
    Location is TBD
    Week commencing 19 December - TBD
    Location is TBD
    Speaker: Revd Gooding Carols by Childrey Choir Festive buffet and drinks
  • Summer drinks party at The Old Rectory, Childrey
    August - date TBD
    Childrey, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
  • Crafty Christmas
    December - date TBD
    Childrey
    December - date TBD
    Childrey, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Wreath making, sustainable decorations, Christmas cards & lanterns and cake decorating
  • Race night
    Autumn - date TBD
    Childrey
    Autumn - date TBD
    Childrey, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
  • Bluebell walk
    Time is TBD
    Faringdon
    Time is TBD
    Faringdon, Coleshill Dr, Faringdon SN7 7NL, UK
    Come and join us on the Bluebell walk at the National Trust's Badbury Clump
 

Past events

Here is a selection of past events from the last year.
Check out our instagram account @childreysparsholtwi as well.

 
  • MEETING | Film night, Fisherman’s Friends
    15 Feb, 19:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Showing of Fishermen's Friends with Cornish themed refreshments
  • MEETING | A year in review - AGM
    Mon, 14 Feb
    Childrey Village Hall
    14 Feb, 19:30 – 21:30
    Childrey Village Hall, Childrey, Wantage OX12, UK
    Review of the year's meetings and events, annual accounts, WI campaigns and NFWI information, memberships renewals.
  • EVENT | Snowdrop walk
    Wed, 09 Feb
    Welford
    09 Feb, 11:30
    Welford, Welford, Newbury RG20 8HT, UK
    Enjoy a peaceful snowdrop walk along the River Lambourn at Welford Park. £8 with a complementary tea or coffee
  • EVENT | Burns Night dinner at The Star, Sparsholt
    25 Jan, 18:30
    The Star Inn, Watery Ln, Sparsholt, Wantage OX12 9PL, UK
    Burns night supper at the Star Inn, Sparsholt
  • MEETING | Andrea Pugh, CEO, It Won’t Cost the Earth
    18 Jan, 19:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Juggling motherhood and sustainable business
  • MEETING | Christmas Party at the Manor
    21 Dec 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Childrey, Childrey Manor, Childrey, Wantage OX12 9PQ, UK
    Join Satu Marks, former president of C&S WI at the Manor for Childrey & Sparsholt WI Christmas party.
  • EVENT | Christmas wreath making workshop
    30 Nov 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Celebrity florist Mathew Dickinson hosts a Christmas wreath making workshop. Festive refreshments will be served.
  • MEETING | Childrey’s Dr Floss talks about ovarian cancer
    16 Nov 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Childrey's Dr Floss will talk to us about ovarian cancer, which is this year's WI campaign.
  • FUND RAISER | Cantorist Beef evening
    29 Oct 2021, 18:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Dan Stevens of Cantorist Farm will speak about his pasture-fed beef and guests will be served beef and Guinness pie, made using Dan's beef. Tickets are £10 each.
  • MEETING | Wellness evening: Sleep Recovery yoga and self-hypnosis practice
    19 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Alison Hepburn will demonstrate a short evening yoga sequence to be practised last thing at night to aid our sleep.
  • MEETING | Introducing Maymessy, an inspirational Oxfordshire charity
    21 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
    Garlands Farm, Garlands Farm Cottage, West Challow, Wantage OX12 9PB, UK
    Introducing Maymessy, an inspirational Oxfordshire charity Speaker - Anna Richards.
  • EVENT | Wine tasting @ Hendred Vineyard
    16 Sept 2021, 18:00
    East Hendred, Allin's Ln, East Hendred, Wantage OX12 8HR, UK
    A guided wine tasting of award winning wines, sparkling whites and roses at Hendred Vineyard.
  • EVENT | Green & Gorgeous, Wallingford
    Wed, 25 Aug
    Green & Gorgeous
    25 Aug 2021, 14:30 – 16:30
    Green & Gorgeous, Little Stoke, Wallingford OX10 6AX, UK
    Tour of the Green & Gorgeous Flower Farm at Little Stoke near Wallingford. Tickets are £15 per head
  • MEETING | GenerousAPE
    Tue, 17 Aug
    Village Hall
    17 Aug 2021, 19:00 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    "you don't have to sacrifice style to shop sustainably" an evening of conversation with the founders of GenerousAPE.
  • EVENT | Evening visit to Ridgeway Bees @ The Willows [NEW DATE]
    29 Jul 2021, 18:30 – 22:30 BST
    The Willows, Denchworth, Denchworth, Wantage OX12, UK
    Visit to "The Willows" smallholding for "Hum, buzz and cluck" talks by Amy Belcher of Ridgeway Bees and Kiera Bentley, Farringdon mayor.
  • MEETING | Flowers for a summer evening
    Tue, 20 Jul
    Village Hall, Childrey
    20 Jul 2021, 19:30 – 21:30
    Village Hall, Childrey, Childrey, UK
    Top florist Mathew Dickinson of Dickinson & Doris will demonstrate how to arrange a selection of summer flowers
  • MEETING | A year in review - AGM
    Tue, 15 Mar
    Village Hall
    15 Mar, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Village Hall, Childrey, UK
    Review of the year's meetings and events, annual accounts, WI campaigns and NFWI information, memberships renewals.
  • EVENT | Evening visit to Ridgeway Bees @ The Willows
    13 Jul 2021, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
    The Willows, Denchworth, Denchworth, Wantage OX12, UK
    Visit to "The Willows" smallholding for "Hum, buzz and cluck" talks by Amy Belcher of Ridgeway Bees and Kiera Bentley, Farringdon mayor.
 
 
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