Rayleigh U3A meet at the Mill Hall Arts & Events Centre situated alongside the historic Windmill off Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED.

Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month in the Main Hall. Parking is available in two Council Car Parks nearby.

The doors open to members at 1.45pm when soft drinks and biscuits will be available (if prefered coffee/tea is available in the adjacent Coffee Mill Bar). This is an ideal time to socialise, visit the book table, buy tickets for events and a chance to talk with fellow members and group leaders. At 2.30pm the Chairman’s Welcome and Notices, Group News and Event updates will take place followed by the Speaker at 2.45pm allowing time for questions towards the end.

The Meeting closes at 4pm.

Events over the last few years include a number of Study Days, a Trip to the Palace of Westminster, the Annual Christmas Lunches, Speaker Lunchs, Quizs and a Royal Variety Party Night during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.


Dates for your Diary
August 2020
Thu Aug 20thOutingCOACH TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF POWER AT LANGFORD NEAR MALDON - includes a guided tour and two course lunch with tea/coffee. TICKETS £20.00 on sale at monthly meetings. CANCELLED
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Neil Hanson - "Inn and out at the Top" - this amusing talk is about Neil's time as landlord of Britain’s highest Inn set in a remote corner of the Yorkshire Dales.
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Bernard Lockett - " The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan" - this talk gives an historical background, overview and assessment of Gilbert and Sullivan looking at the vast amount of social and political satire within the shows much of which is just as relevant today.
November 2020
Thu Nov 5thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING AT MILL HALL, RAYLEIGH - Speaker, Fiona Rose - "The life and work of William Morris" - Fiona is a member and trustee of the William Morris Society and an active member of several Arts and Crafts movement related societies. Fiona is also an Arts Society Lecturer.