This will give you the opportunity to pick up your 2021-22 Membership card, browse the bookstall for some new books and get any refunds that you may be due for tickets purchased for Talks for All that were cancelled. (Tower of London Talk on 9th March 2020 and History of Magic Talk on 6th April 2020).

There will be no speaker as it is intended as a ‘pop in’ meeting but will also give you the chance to say hello to members of the Committee and other Rayleigh u3a members who may be there when you are.

We will be ‘open for business’ between 2 and 4 pm: so, hope to see you sometime during this period.

Please do NOT bring any books for the book stall yet, as we already have too many to store! The upside is there will be a lot to buy!

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Parking – there is limited parking in the Church car park, but there is parking over the road in the Market Car Park, at Mill Hall and in Websters Way.

Please remember before you come:
• Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid, if you have been in contact with anyone with symptoms or if you have been asked to self-isolate.
• Masks or Face Coverings are optional: however, we would strongly encourage you to wear them as you move around the hall, in the communal areas including the toilets.
• Please use the Hand Sanitiser on arrival.

We look forward to seeing you!

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.

Click here to see details of Past Events.