Planned Events during 2020

As you can imagine, all our planned events for this year had to be cancelled or postponed until next year when we hope we may be able to start meeting again. The only event that went ahead was a very enjoyable Fish and Chip Lunch with Entertainment in February.

As and when we can, we will update this page with things to book and look forward to in 2021.

Click here to see details of Past Events.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings of Rayleigh u3a are now to be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding August & December) at the Trinity Church Main Hall, Rectory Garth, Rayleigh, SS6 8BB. The meetings take place between 1.45pm – 4.00pm and are open to all our members.

Monthly Meetings provide an ideal opportunity to socialise, read the notice boards for details on forthcoming events, buy tickets, visit the book stall, and enjoy a soft drink and biscuit whilst chatting to other members. A PowerPoint display on the stage also gives details of events and information to members. At 2.30pm we welcome everyone to the meeting and at 2.45pm a talk by a Speaker is followed by any questions.

Parking is available in the Church Car Park (accessed from Rectory Garth0, or in two nearby Council Car Parks.

Educational & Social Events

A wide variety of events are planned throughout the year. Our Educational Events have included a Cybercrime Presentation, The History of Spoken English & English Surnames, a Coach Trip to Ely Cathedral, and Study Days on Japanese Costume and 65 Years in Horticulture by Jim Buttress, both of which included lunch at Saxon Hall.

Our Talks for All take place in a smaller venue with speakers and light refreshments, have included presentations on The Birds in your Garden, The Red Arrows, History of Cartoons and John Dudley & the Nine Days Queen.

Our Social Events have included a Fish & Chips & Lunchtime Entertainment, Tiptree Farm Tour & Cream Tea, Quiz Nights, Christmas Afternoon Tea, a trip to Chatham Dockyards ‘Salute to the 40s’ day and a Murder Mystery Evening at the Museum of Power.