Stansted Mountfitchet

Trips and Events

PLEASE NOTE THAT, FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE, EVENTS ON THIS PAGE UP TO THE END OF JUNE ARE CANCELLED. THE CALENDAR PAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISABLED TO AVOID INCORRECT INFORMATION SHARING.

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 £4.50 to attend and booking is essential.TICKETS FOR SEMINARS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CLICKING ON THE LINK ON THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND HAVE NOT BEEN RECEIVING EMAILS FROM US, PLEASE CHECK THE SPAM FOLDER IN YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT AND, IF OUR EMAILS ARE THERE, PLEASE TELL YOUR PROVIDER THAT OUR EMAILS ARE NOT SPAM. IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, PLEASE EMAIL Webmaster and we will try to sort it out with you.


Dates for your Diary
June 2020
Fri Jun 5thGardeningCANCELLED Visit to Two Cottages (Chrishall)
Wed Jun 17thArt AppreciationCANCELLED Visit to Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden
Wed Jun 17thLiterature Study GroupHome by Marilyn Robinson
Thu Jun 18thMeetingCANCELLED General Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Martin Lloyd,"Passports, Assassins, Traitors And Spies

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
Sat Jun 20thBus Pass GroupCANCELLED Dunmow Maltings and Museum
July 2020
Fri Jul 3rdGardeningVisit to Longyard Gottage (Betts Lane, Nr Harlow)
Wed Jul 15thArt AppreciationMembers discuss their favourite sculpture
Thu Jul 16thMeetingGeneral Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Maggie and Ron Tear "The Big Print Show" A talk using large scale photos on a variety of subjects.

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
Fri Jul 17thBus Pass GroupCoggleshall Winery for a wine tasting
Sat Jul 18thMeetingSaturday Morning Seminar. Navigation with Jeremy Batch. More details to follow.
August 2020
Fri Aug 7thGardeningVisit to Dragons
Wed Aug 12thBus Pass GroupMaldon with optional boat trip
Tue Aug 18thArt AppreciationVisit to Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green
Thu Aug 20thMeetingGeneral Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Our regular August Tea party with tea, cakes and bubbly.

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
September 2020
Fri Sep 4thGardeningVisit to Turpins Lane (Chigwell)
Thu Sep 10thBus Pass GroupHanningfield Wild Life Reserve
Wed Sep 16thArt AppreciationDale Chilhuly video
Thu Sep 17thMeetingGeneral Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Deborah Brady "A Female In Fleet Street". My life as a former photojournalist for the national press.

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
October 2020
Fri Oct 2ndGardeningVisit to Bridge End Gardens & Springwell TBC
Sat Oct 3rdSocialStansted U3A Singers 10th Anniversary Concert. More details to follow.
Mon Oct 5th
→Fri Oct 9th
Day Trips & HolidaysCoach holiday to Weymouth and Dorset, including trips to Swanage Steam Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorchester and more. Cost is £390 pp. Some single rooms are included within that price, but once these have been booked there will be a single person supplement of £60. Click on Weymouth Holiday Itinerary for the full itinerary and Weymouth Holiday Details for full details. Booking starts at the General Meeting on February 20th. You can contact Nigel Johnson after this date to book.
Sat Oct 10thMeetingSaturday Morning Seminar. Venetian Art with Jo Brooks. More details to follow.
Wed Oct 14thArt AppreciationVisit to Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Note change to 2nd Wednesday
Wed Oct 14thBus Pass GroupSt Albans on market day
Thu Oct 15thMeetingGeneral Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Amanda Sutherland "Trends Of A Decade". Amanda will bring her travelling gift shop and sell items of her own design/making in preparation for Christmas. This is a return visit for Amanda. her items for sale were popular.

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
November 2020
Fri Nov 6thGardeningPlanning meeting for next year.
Sat Nov 14thMeetingSaturday Morning Seminar. The Kingdom of East Seaxe, with Julian Whybrow. More details to follow.
Wed Nov 18thArt AppreciationChristmas Social Lunch
Thu Nov 19thMeetingGeneral Meeting, St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Stansted, 1.30 for 2pm.

Jane Gosling "Boom And Bust In Medieval Lavenham".

Please note that parking restrictions in the St John's Road area are lifted for this meeting (not Chapel Hill).
Mon Nov 23rdDay Trips & HolidaysOuting to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Tickets are £79 to include coach, matinee show and two-course lunch at Fakenham Race Course. THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT.
Thu Nov 26thBus Pass GroupChristmas Lunch at Van Hages.
December 2020
Thu Dec 10thSocialChristmas Lunch at Bury Lodge. More details to follow.
Thu Dec 17thMeetingChristmas Tea Party at St John's Church Hall. More details to follow.