About Us

Ockford-Godalming WI was founded as Ockford Women's Institute in April 1948, the same year as the WI's Denman College was founded.  43 women attended the first meeting at Ockford Social Club, Coopers Rise, Godalming, with membership quickly increasing to almost 100. 

In the mid 1960's, when building work prevented the meetings at the Club, these were transferred to the Scout & Guide HQ in Seymour Road, where we still meet at 2.00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except August when we hold a different type of social gathering.

Although membership has fluctuated through the years we are still a very active WI as you will see from the Events calendar.  In addition to the fun and friendship we experience at our own events, we belong to the Chinthurst Group of local WI's and attend their meetings and social events.