About Us

The Legacy of Wilmslow Guild

Founded in 1926, Wilmslow Guild continues to fulfil its original vision
"To provide a centre in which people may find opportunities for the enrichment of life through education, fellowship and co-operative effort for the welfare of the community"
Wilmslow Guild receives over 6,000 enrolments to more than 500 courses each academic year. Striving to enhance social inclusion and personal development, we are now operating at 14 different locations within East Cheshire including Macclesfield, Stockport and Crewe.
With 18 active clubs, groups and societies and the engagement of around 1,000 participants, we continue our efforts in building stronger, active and inclusive communities.
We work in partnership with Cheshire East Lifelong Learning to deliver health and wellbeing programmes in order to improve the health, wellbeing and fitness of individuals. We are able to support those disadvantaged and on low incomes through this partnership and we continue to develop programmes in our efforts to improve confidence and willingness to engage in learning, reduce social isolation and improve quality of life.
Wilmslow Guild is a registered charity (1151387) and company limited by guarantee (08331345).
For more on our history, click here
Wilmslow Guild delivers courses in Wilmslow and at community venues in surrounding areas.
Members come from far and near, including: Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Bollington, Bowdon, Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Chelford, Disley, Didsbury, Hale, Hale Barns, Handforth, Heald Green, Hazel Grove, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Marple, Mobberley, Prestbury, Stockport, Styal, Timperley, Tytherington, Warrington, Woodford.
Numerous classes, courses and lectures are offered, including: Alexander Technique, Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Art Gallery visits, Ballet be Fit, Ballroom Dancing, Beekeeping, Botanical Painting, Bridge, Callanetics, Calligraphy, Canal History, Ceramics, Cinema History, Collage, Creative Writing, Dancercise, Daytrips, Drama, Drawing, Dressmaking, Embroidery, Emotional Intelligence, English Literature, Family History, Film History, Flower Arranging, French, Geology, German, History of Art, Italian, Jewellery making, Lacemaking, Ladies' choir, Line Dancing, Meditation, Mens' choir, Mindfulness, Mixed voices choir, Modern  History, Modern Languages, Music Appreciation, Oil painting, Painting on China, Patchwork, Philosophy, Pilates, Poetry, Politics, Pottery, Quilting, Railway History, Religious Studies, Science lectures, Silversmithing, Singing for Fun, Spanish, Stretch and Tone, Study days, Study tours, Tai Chi and Quigong, Textiles,  Watercolours Painting, Wine Appreciation, Yoga.