It’s not all jam and Jerusalem for the Chelmsford WI group

MORE THAN JAM: The New City Girls Women’s Institute photo booth hosted by Snappy Girls Photography Group in July 2022.

A group of women’s institutes in Chelmsford are looking forward to meeting local women and explaining to them what WI has to offer.

On Saturday September 3, the New City Girls WI will be at the High Chelmer Shopping Center to promote their group.

The New City Girls organize traditional WI activities, but also less conventional activities, including gin groups and photography.

Lesley Jefferson, President of New City Girls WI in Chelmsford, said: “Our motto is ‘Fun, Friendship and Education’ and our program reflects this.

“Upcoming we will be holding our very popular Christmas Crat meeting and have planned a social. We have local speakers who come to talk to us about topics such as women’s health to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the local food bank.”

Formed in 2014, New City Girls WI is not only the largest institute for women in Chelmsford, but, with over 200 members, it is also one of the largest in the country. They meet on the second Monday evening of each month (except August) in the Hylands House pavilion.

Along with the monthly meetings, there are also many sub-groups ranging from gardening, crafts and genealogy.


The New City Girls are also proud of their fundraising. Having previously worked closely with local charities such as Chelmsford Community Transport and Chelmsford City Mencap, they are looking forward to raising funds for another local charity this year.

For more information, come chat with members of High Chelmer on Saturday, September 3, check out the group on Facebook, or email [email protected]

Submitted by New City Girls WI

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