Macclesfield Rural


We are a U3A Group in the County of Cheshire East, drawing our members mostly from Macclesfield and the surrounding areas of Sutton, Langley, Adlington, Gawsworth, Bollington, and Prestbury.

We currently have around 500 members and offer over forty activity groups. Most groups meet in houses of members, although some activities because of their nature or numbers of members attending are held at various venues and halls in and around Macclesfield.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age which is a self-help international organisation for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.

Macclesfield Rural U3A is a charity in its own right and is run entirely by volunteers, drawing upon the knowledge and skills of our members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.