About us

Our group is an evening group, started in February 2013 for women unable to attend the existing village WI who meet in the afternoon. We are a group of women, young and old, who learn new things, share ideas, make new friends, fundraise and have fun.


We meet at the Methodist Church Hall, Park Drive, Barlaston, ST12 9DP.


Each month we have a different activity or guest speaker. Previous meetings have covered Silk Scarf decorating, Relaxation techniques and even Belly Dancing. Our meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30 start and there is always tea and coffee available for a small contribution of £1 towards costs. Homemade cakes and biscuits are included in the price too!.


We generally start with our speaker and then move on to our monthly agenda. This includes updates from the WI, our current fund-raising activities, competitions as well as planned social activities. We choose not to sing Jerusalem at every meeting. The meeting ends around 9:30pm.

Joining Barlaston Herons WI

The annual subscription fee for Barlaston Heron’s and the WI is £39.00, however you may visit us up to 3 times in order to get to know us and make a decision on whether or not you wish to formally join our group. The fee for each visit is £3, which helps us to cover the cost of the speaker and any materials we use. (You are welcome to join at any point.)


As part of your membership fee you will also receive the WI Life magazine, which is published 8 times per year. Please note, subscription fees are paid by everyone at the beginning of each calendar year, or prorata for new members.

Is it for me?

You are probably wondering if the WI is for you? Well the only way to find out is to give us a try, every WI group is different because they are run by different people, so please come along and visit.