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Chester U3A Groups

If you wish to join a group:

  • Contact the group co-ordinator of the group to establish if there are any vacancies and how the group operates.
  • On your first visit to a group you will be required to show your membership card to the co-ordinator.
  • Please advise the co-ordinator if you decide that you no longer wish to belong to a group.
  • If you have any problems contacting a group, or if a group is full, please contact our
Some Groups may be full as there is a limit to the number of group members due to various practical reasons. If you have any problems contacting a Group or if you are aware of any errors in this directory, please contact our

Our groups have been divided into the following categories. Please click on the appropriate link for more information about any of the groups within a particular category. With the exception of the Scrabble and Recorder Groups, all Groups meet during the day.

  • Art and Craft Groups (Art Appreciation, Collecting, Crafts, Film Appreciation, Flower Arranging, Knitting, Needlecraft, Painting)

  • Health and Leisure Groups (Crown Green Bowling, Cycling, Gardening, Golf, Holistic Therapies, Line Dancing, Racketball, Table Tennis, Walking)

  • History Groups (Family History, Film History, History, Industrial Heritage, Local History)

  • Language Groups (French, German, Italian, Spanish - numerous groups)

  • Literacy Groups (Literary Appreciation, Reading, Play Reading, Story Telling, Writing)

  • Mind Games Groups (Bridge, Canasta, Cryptic Crosswords, Current Affairs, Mahjong, Scrabble, Social Justice, Old Grumpies)

  • Music Groups (Jazz Appreciation, Music, Opera Appreciation, Singing, Ukulele)

  • Science and Nature (Ancient Wisdoms, Bird Watching, Computing, Environmental Issues, Geology, Maths, Meditation, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Popular Science Lectures, Science)

  • Occasional Groups (Heraldry)