Who are we?

Our Mansfield Marian

We are the Mansfield Marians Women's Institute, based in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.

Mansfield is in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the home of  the legendary Robin Hood the most famous English outlaw of all time. There's an old saying that behind every great man is a great woman, Maid Marian - and that's where our name comes from.

Our aim is to bring fun, laughter and education to all our members and we welcome ALL women of ALL ages and ALL backgrounds. We have set up a range of activities to suit everyone.

We meet on the third Thursday of every month, to find out more please visit our About Us page.

We are always looking for new members, so if you think you'd like to try coming along to a meeting, don't be afraid, simply come along to a meeting. You can come along to two monthly meetings for a voluntary contribution before deciding whether to join as a member.


Read on to find out more about where we meet, what's coming up in our meetings and how to become a member

What do we do?

Our meetings have included demonstrations, including self defence, Bonsai Tree talk, aromatherapy and reflexology. Lots of yummy tasty cakes and nibbles, Bake Off competitions and blind tasting. 


Our optional social outings have included going to the theatre to see Calendar Girls, a trip to Denby Pottery, the Workhouse at Southwell, meals out and bingo!


We've done our own fundraising events, including bake sales, raffles, held kids craft stalls, coffee mornings and car boot sales.


Many of our members enjoy crafts and creativeness and our meetings have included making beeswax candles, Christmas crafts, felting, sewing fabric name badges. We also have a crafty sub group!

For more information see our programme of things to come and our news section for what we've been doing. 

Please contact us with any queries using our contact us page.