November 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency and government directives all meetings, visits, coffee mornings and meals are cancelled until further notice :


In the meantime, please see the monthly letter below, from Chris Gibson our President.


Dear fellow member,

Today I’m feeling very encouraged as I have received an enquiry from another lady who is interested in joining our W I.  Perhaps she has made contact because of Jayne, who keeps our website up to date, or Jennifer, who maintains our presence in the Tetbury Advertiser. Of course, she may have spoken to you!

At our committee meeting there were fewer items on the agenda so Sally, our Minutes Secretary, has less to record.  One item that was discussed is the Christmas Tree Festival at St. Saviour’s which is held early in December. We have had an invitation to take part and will do so if this event goes ahead.  Sue represented us at the Church at this year’s Remembrance Ceremony.

Pam has prepared our annual financial Statement for GFWI as November is when we normally hold our Annual Meeting.

Linda is making Christmas masks and these are now available.  The number of members attending monthly Zoom meetings is steadily increasing and you may have already taken part. The next one is on December14th when Lorna has arranged for Lizzie Lindsell and Jonathan Adkin to entertain us with a Christmas singalong.  A few days beforehand Anne will send you the invitation to attend.

Some committee members have asked me to let you know that they are very impressed with The Priory (01666 502251) delivery service.  It will be so good when all our other local businesses are open again and Tetbury resumes normal service.  Long Street seems so forlorn at the moment; I miss the visitors, too.

When I’ve been shopping I may have been lucky enough to meet you and exchange a few words.  Recently I met one of our former members whom we call our VIP’s.  These are ladies no longer able to come to meetings so we keep in contact with them after they give up their membership and try to meet at least once a year.  This lady told me how lonely she is during lockdown and one of the first things I’d like to do, when we are able, is invite her and the other VIP’s to tea again.  I am certainly looking forward to resuming our meetings whenever that may be: we’ll hold our New Members’ meeting, Ali will be planning meals out, Jan organising visits and Heather will be able to replenish the biscuit supply!

If you have kindly called me or sent an e mail, thank you again.

With my very best wishes



The show must go on!

Jan decorating the WI Christmas Tree in St Saviour’s Church for the annual display, she is beautifully modelling  the 2020 must have accessory!

Christmas tree 2020


Coffee morning at the Snooty Fox dates are: 

Postponed until further notice


The next meeting is on: Postponed until further notice

Come along at 7:30pm to join us and meet everyone!


A note from our President:

Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities.  Do have a look at “What we do”.

We always welcome new ideas and new members.  Please come along and meet us.

If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: tetburywi@hotmail.co.uk




Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the:

Tetbury Goods Shed, Arts Centre, The Railway Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8EY

(follow the signs for “Free long term Parking”)