The Brentwood Belles WI

WI for the Modern Woman


Check out all of our incredible subgroups, supporting the varied interests of our amazing members.


Find out where the Belles will be next!


Learn more about joining the Brentwood Belles WI and visiting us for a taster session.


Not just “Jam and Jerusalem” we pride ourselves on supporting all women and have a diverse range of subgroups catering to our members and enriching our community.

With groups held in the daytime and the evenings, we are a community group for ladies who are still working as well as those who have retired and looking for friendship and community  in the Brentwood area.

More than a decade of friendship, community outreach, & campaigning

The WI is a unique organization shaped by its members. In 1915, we set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community.

The Brentwood Belles WI began in the summer of 2010, created as a forward thinking WI for the women of Brentwood — a WI for the modern woman.

We aim to inspire women by offering opportunities to learn, socialise and participate in the local community. We believe, as women, we really can make a difference, shown in our annual resolutions and campaigns supporting women in the UK and worldwide.


Each month, we challenge our members to an activity relating to our monthly meeting and honouring our member Sadie Jones who lost her battle with cancer. Members receive points toward an annual cup win!


In addition to focusing on recycling and keeping green, we encourage members to bring their own mugs and plates to meetings, eliminating single use plastics and keeping COVID safe.


In line with the 2022 resolution to support the women and girls with Autism and ADHD, we have created a neurodivergent support subgroup.


The Belles are happy to partner with local food banks and women’s refuge centres to collect goods for women and families in need.

Latest News & Blogs

Belles Poetry Challenge Cup – Acrostic Poems

At our September 2023 Meeting, our Challenge Cup was to create acrostic poems using either Women’s Institute or Brentwood Belles. We had some incredible submissions, and wanted to share a[…]

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TBBWI – September 2023 Meeting Minutes – Quiz Night!

Record of the main Meeting held at South Weald Parish Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 20th September, 2023 The Treasurer, Viv, welcomed 60 members back after the summer break and[…]

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