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.

About Us

Formed in 2014, Beccles u3a expanded rapidly and now boasts a membership of over 500+ 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, outings 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 Membership page for more information.

Monthly meeting and Guest Speaker

The Monthly Meeting and Talk is now back in Beccles Public Hall and members can again gather once a month to exchange gossip, hear what the committee has been up to and listen to a talk. To get a flavour of the varied programme of talks, head for the Meetings Page.


Under 'normal' circumstances there is a long and varied list of outings arranged by Beccles U3A for our members however Covid caused our 2021 programme to be cancelled. With the lifting of restrictions we are now putting together a selection of days out to look forward to in the New Year. For more information go to our Outings page.

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, gardening, music or arts and crafts, there is sure to be a group for you.

Why not browse our Groups page to see if there is something that catches your eye? If there is, click on the Bird to the right of the page to email the Group Convenor.

How to join Beccles u3a
If you are interested in joining Beccles u3a, please go to the Membership 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.