Are you retired or semi-retired?
Do you enjoy learning?
Would you like to share your knowledge with others?
Would you like to form new friendships with like-minded others?
If your answer to any or all of these questions is 'yes' then probably the U3A is for you.

Cestria U3A at Chester-Le-Street is a Registered Charity number 1163334. We are a friendly group of about 300 members. Our meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month in Cornerstones Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester le Street. Access is via the ramp on the left hand side of the building on North Road.
The doors open from 9.30am for a chat and a coffee in the Walter Best Room before we move into the chapel at 10.00am for the main meeting with our guest speaker.
Throughout the month there are regular activities and visits with the opportunity to make new friends and develope new areas of interest.

Any member can start a new interest group, so it's a great place to share your own interests, knowledge, and experience with others. If you like what you see, why not come and meet us at one of our monthly General Meetings, or get in touch with us by phone, letter, or e-mail. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Who Can Join?
Anyone who is no longer in full time employment. We have no other pre-requisites apart from the love of learning. U3As neither require nor award any qualifications. There is also the chance to make new friends and explore new areas of interest.

How to Join
The easiest way to join is to come to one of our monthly meetings.
New/potential members are allowed to come twice before joining.
The cost to join in 2022 is £15 per annum per person.
There is an admission fee to our monthly meeting of £2 per person for members and non members.
You will find the registration desk at the entrance to the church where our Membership Secretary will give you details of membership.
Please note we do not take any new members in November or December due to membership renewals.
You can also download a membership form from the LINKS page and bring it with you to the next meeting.

If you would like any further information please visit the CONTACTS page on this website.

Any cheques should be made payable to Cestria U3A at Chester-le-Street.
Alternatively you can contact our Membership Secretary via the CONTACTS Page on this website.