Women's Shed

The Harrisville Women’s Shed is a non-denominational, inclusive, gathering of women for women, hosted by the Anglican Church in Harrisville, where ‘women can go for a coffee and company’. The meeting structure is flexible; no woman ‘has’ to do anything; and yet every woman can do ‘anything’.  There are no expectations, no requirements, no pre-requisites, no obligations.

It is a place where:-

you can do activities and do as much or as little as you want.

you can have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

you can bring your own craft,- knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking,
painting, needlepoint, quilting, sewing, etc.

you can work alone or with a group.

you can just chat and enjoy the company.

you can play cards, make cards.

you can renovate your own furniture, eg. chair, table.

you can do some job you never get to do, - just bring it along.

you can share gardening hints, tips, plants.

you can do exercises.

your children will be minded.

you can learn cooking hints.

you can play the piano or sing.

Some of the craft items made by the group are sent overseas and within Australia to assist Mission Organisations; we hold an annual ‘Biggest Morning Tea and Cent Auction’.

Women can share as much or as little as they feel comfortable to share, whatever is shared ‘at shed’ stays ‘at shed’.  It is a ‘safe space’ for all women to come, be themselves, seek support, give support, cry, laugh, or just sit and listen.

While most of the meetings are held in the Anglican Church Hall, we also have a ‘shed’ where woodwork and other ‘outside’ work can be done.

The members of the Women’s Shed agree that issues of political preference, faith background, racial background, economic status, will not be used to demean, denigrate or belittle any other member of the Shed.  We are a welcoming, accepting, inspired, multi-faith, multi-age, multi-race, community group of women who consider all members equal under God, and who are here for our own enjoyment; mutual and reciprocal support and friendship; and generally to ‘just have a good time’.