South Woodham Ferrers Adults Clubs and Societies

There's no need to be bored in South Woodham Ferrers, a whole variety of clubs and societies are waiting to welcome you with open arms. Your main problem will be in deciding what to join and how to find the time to do it. In this section you will find social, hobby and arts clubs. Sports clubs have their own page. If your club isn't mentioned, please send in details and they will be displayed. Another popular regular activity for adults is attending a Slimming Group which is a blend of encouragement and social activities.

People in South Woodham have every opportunity of a very good social life if they want to.  A good way to meet and get to know other residents is by joining one of the clubs or interest groups.


Lists of various club meetings are posted in the main venues:

The other place to look for details of events is the local free magazine, The Focus, which is delivered weekly to all homes. Copies can also be collected in the library and in the Asda supermarket.

Dance Classes are a good way to make new friends and keep fit. These are held in various locations around the town.

Regular coffee mornings in South Woodham Ferrers

coffee mornings south woodham ferrers

Young at Heart Coffee Club - Saturday mornings from 11am at the Railway Pub

This an informal club for over 55s, just turn up in the lounge bar of the Railway Pub and join the throng of friendly people. There is no joining fee, you just buy a drink of some sort on arrival and find a seat near the bay window. People usually sit in a big circle during the winter months in side the pub or outside in the pub garden when the weather allows. Find the Young At Heart Group on Facebook.


Coffee Mornings on Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00 noon at the New Life Church in Clements Green Lane


A very informal coffee morning with tea, coffee and even cake is held every Tuesday morning within this small church hall. Chairs are arranged in circles so that people can chat. There is a wide range of ages from mums with young children to pensioners. People are free to pop in and out. Conversation is about anything and everything that people want to talk about.

The helpers running the coffee morning are most welcoming. There is a dish for voluntary donations towards refreshments.


Interest Groups and Clubs

The South Woodham Ferrers University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

The U3A is an umbrella organisation for a collection of interest groups for the older retired or semi-retired people in the town. Because of the demand, there are two groups in the town:

The South Woodham Ferrers U3A - A monthly meeting is held in Champion's Manor Hall on the first Wednesday of every month in the afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm.  All kinds of interest groups are run by members themselves and include a lunch club, curry club, wine groups, London walks and theatre group, French, art groups, photography, family history, book clubs and so on….

and the Crouch Valley U3A.



The long established South Woodham Male Voice Choir now known as Men2Sing and the ladies Swift Singers enjoy singing for pleasure and fund-raising.


south woodham ferrers horticultural societyHorticultural Society

Sadlym this group has now met for the very last time. Group meetings with talks, discussion and events arranged about gardening. It was known as a friendly and welcoming club but membership declined due to a lack of interest from younger people.


Village Hall Whist Club

Meets in the small hall at the back of the Village Hall on Monday evenings, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m., and on Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Bridge Clubs for experienced players and beginners

Bridge Clubs


SWF Rotary Club

A men's club with a highly visible presence in South Woodham Ferrers. They are best known for the Christmas sleigh charity collection and fund raising. Join this club if you really want to make a difference in the community.

Women's Institute (WI)

South Woodham Ferrers has two WI groups in the town: Millwood WI and South Woodham Ferrers WI.  The WI offers ladies far more than jam making and Jerusalem.  The meetings usually host a speaker or have some form of entertainment. There may be a raffle, a table top sale, outings and meals out. Tea, coffee and home-made cakes are always served.


Essex Ladies Friendship and Social group - E.L.F.S in South Woodham Ferrers

This group of ladies meets on a Wednesday at 2.pm upstairs in the Village Hall for coffee and a chat. There is a wide age range (mainly over 50s) and they and enjoy outings, social events and meals out together. 


South Woodham Ferrers Camera Club

Meets on Wednesday evenings in the small hall at the Village Hall. It is a local camera club for everyone aged over 16 interested in photography, both traditional and digital. 


SWF Bereavement Support Group

Not a club as such, but a group organised and run by the staff at Paul King's funeral director's to provide support for anyone who has suffered a bereavement. The bereaved have the opportunity of sharing their experiences with others at regular meetings. The meetings are held every Tuesday at 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon in the Meeting Room at the Holy Trinity Church. If you would like to find out more please call 01245 321 866.