Stansted Mountfitchet

Trips and Events

Stansted Mountfitchet U3A runs a number of trips and events.

Our free Monthly Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at St. John's Church Hall, Chapel Hill, 1.30pm for 2pm. We normally have a speaker, free tea and coffee are served and you can find information about future trips and events. Prospective new members are welcome to come along to see what we do.

We hold five or six Saturday Morning Seminars per year. These are from 9.30 to approximately 12.30 and are usually held at The Free Church hall in Chapel Hill. The seminar leaders are all experts in their field and subjects are varied, from the Arts to Science & Technology. There is a small charge of £4 for members and £5 for non-members to attend and booking is essential.

Various Day Trips are organised by members during the year and one or two short Holiday Breaks, normally by coach.


Dates for your Diary
July 2018
Wed Jul 11thOtherGroup Leaders Lunch. Group leaders will be sent an email before the end of June with details of this event.
Wed Jul 18thArt AppreciationPresentation on Portraiture
Thu Jul 19thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

Mark and Pam Bathurst will give a fascinating presentation on the historic Medway Queen Paddle Steamer.
Fri Jul 20thBus Pass GroupA Boat Trip
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Sat Jul 21stMeetingSaturday Morning Seminar
Free Church Hall, Chapel Hill, Stansted. 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Is That a Crumhorn?, a presentation on Music of the Medieval & Renaissance Eras, featuring live music richly illustrated with paintings of the time.
Tickets £4 members, £5 non-members from Stansted Seminars.
Click on Crumhorn seminar for further details.
August 2018
Thu Aug 2ndOutingCoach Trip to Holkham Hall Click on Holkham Hall Trip for full details. Cost £30 per head, cheques to be made out to Stansted Mountfitchet U3A Social Account. You can book at the monthly meeting on 21st June or by emailing Stansted U3A Trips
Wed Aug 15thArt AppreciationSeaside Trip with some Art
Wed Aug 15thBus Pass GroupEpping Forest with a guided walk or Harlow Museum and shopping in Harlow
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Thu Aug 16thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

Special Summer Meeting. Come along and enjoy a strawberries and cream tea and a chance to catch up with other members.
September 2018
Mon Sep 10thBus Pass GroupAmwell Wild Life Reserve
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Sun Sep 16th
→Thu Sep 20th
HolidayLuxemburg by Coach staying at the Grand Hotel in Vianden, half board, with trips to Trier, Luxemurg City and Namur.

Total cost of trip unlikely to exceed £364, excluding single supplement.Luxembourg Holiday Itinerary can be found here and Full Details of Luxembourg Arrangements can be found here.

Booking at the February 16th general meeting. Non-refundable deposit of £60 required. Please make cheques payable to Stansted Mountfitchet U3A Social account. Final balance due at the May General meeting.

Please note that this does not imply a contractual relationship with Stansted U3A and is purely for administrative convenience and to save incurring further postal costs. The relationship is with Just for Groups! Any cancellations after the balance has been paid should be taken up with each person’s insurers

Contact Stansted U3A Holidays
Wed Sep 19thArt AppreciationMembers discuss their favourite "objet d'art"
Thu Sep 20thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

My Creative Journey with Amanda Sutherland. This talks covers background information on the career path through Film, Television and Theatrical costume design and then moves onto an insight into running a successful accessories business. With any creative subject, visuals are a huge part of the session, so a stunning display of headdresses are displayed with the opportunity to have a try on.
October 2018
Sat Oct 6thSocialStansted U3A Singers will present their annual evening concert. More details to follow, but remember to put the date in your diary so you don't miss out.
Wed Oct 17thArt AppreciationHarlow Sculptures Minibus tour
Wed Oct 17thBus Pass GroupPolice Museum, Chelmsford
Contact Jenny Wraith for details
Thu Oct 18thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

Linda Scholes will give a talk on Journey to Citizenship
November 2018
Thu Nov 15thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm.

Some interesting history this month, when Janet Brewer will tell us some intriguing Gossip from the Pharaoh's Village.
Wed Nov 21stArt AppreciationChristmas Social lunch
December 2018
Thu Dec 13thMeetingMonthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm. Note the change of date from our normal third Thursday

Come along and enjoy a special Christmas Quiz with tea and mince pies.
Thu Dec 20thSocialChristmas Lunch at Bury Lodge. More details to come nearer the time, but put the date in your diary.