Norfolk Federation of WIs to mark centenary with a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral on a sunny day

Norwich Cathedral on a sunny day - Credit: Karl Keeley

The Norfolk Federation of WIs is celebrating its centenary with a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral.

Taking place on April 12, the ceremony will be led by The Very Revd of Norwich Cathedral, Jane Hedges and will open with a procession of 86 WI groups and their banners.

The ceremony will also feature addresses from key members of the Norfolk Federation an eclectic mix of readings and a performance from the Centenary Choir.

Margaret Collingwood, the federation chairman said: '[The ceremony] will be a celebration of the federation now and a thanksgiving for all the enterprising members who went before us. We have aimed to make the celebration reflective and joyful.

'It will be quite a sight to see the 86 WIs processing proudly with their banners.


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'In addition, WI members like nothing more than dressing up, too, so expect to see plenty of hats,' she said.

The ceremony will take place from 2pm.

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