A warm welcome to Beccles U3A

Welcome to Beccles, a small market town on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. With a long and prestigious history dating back to the Domesday Book and beyond, its medieval past is reflected in its streets and street names. In 1584 Queen Elizabeth I handed the Charter of the Corporation of Beccles to John Baas as depicted in our town sign. Situated on the River Waveney, this bustling town welcomes visitors on foot, by car and by boat.

Formed in 2014, Beccles U3A expanded rapidly and now boasts a membership of over 600+ enthusiastic members and over 65 special interest groups.

Like all U3As we are a voluntary, self-managed and self-funded organisation with a lively committee that co-ordinates social events, days out and special interest groups. To find out more about the thinking behind the U3A, please take a look at the Governance of the Third Age Trust If you like what you see, head for our How to Join page for more information.

Monthly meeting and Guest Speaker
Beccles U3A members gather together on the third Wednesday of each month at Beccles Public Hall for a monthly meeting followed by a visiting speaker. You are welcome to attend one monthly meeting as a guest before being asked if you wish to become a member. Find out more about our Meetings and Monthly Talk


The new committee is in the process of putting together a selection of days out that will be open to all Beccles U3A members. A list of suggestions can be seen on the Outings page but we very much welcome suggestions from you too. Keep an eye on our Outings page for more information.

Special Interest Groups

These are a great way of meeting like-minded people with whom you can share your hobbies, interests and expertise. Whether it is learning a new language, discovering local history or sharing your passion for digital photography, science, philosophy, music or arts and crafts, there is sure to be a group for you. Choose your special interest group

How to join Beccles U3A
If you are interested in joining Beccles U3A, please go to the How to Join page for all the information you need, but if you have any questions, please email general enquiries or use the ‘Bird’ on the right of this page.