WEDNESDAY 5th JANUARY 2022 - 1.45pm

We are starting off 2022 with our Monthly Members Meeting at Holy Trinity Church Hall with a speaker - Howard Slater - who will be giving a talk on the East End of London.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Monday 29th November - Talk & Lunch at Saxon Hall - Dreams can come true
All tickets have been sold.

Wednesday 3rd November 2021
This was our Annual General Meeting which was followed by a speaker - John Rayment - who spoke on the Thames Sailing Barges and the renovation of one.

Wednesday 6th October 2021
Our Members Monthly Meeting took place and we had an interesting talk from Fiona Rose on the designer William Morris.

Wednesday 1st September 2021
This was our first Monthly Members Meeting since March 2019! We welcomed members to Trinity Church Main Hall to collect their membership card, get any refunds due and buy some books from the bookstall. Our Speaker - Janet Brewer - gave a talk on Tutankhamun's Egypt.

Wednesday 4th August 2021 - Social Meeting
We had around 150 members attending and it was great to hear the lively chatter as members met up with friends, looked at Group vacancies and generally browsed the hall. Do look at the photos on the right of the event.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings of Rayleigh u3a are now to be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding August & December) at the Holy 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 and visit the book stall whilst chatting to other members. A PowerPoint display on the stage also gives details of events and information to members. Approximately at 2.15pm we welcome everyone to the meeting and at 2.30pm there is a talk by a Speaker, usually followed by any questions.

There is limited parking is available in the Church Car Park (accessed from Rectory Garth), 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.

Click here to see details of Past Events.