Social Groups

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This Month's Activities Calendar

Whether you’re interested in days out, guest speakers, or simply meeting up for a cuppa and a good chat, you can be sure of a warm welcome from any one of the Assembly’s groups.

Each group is member-led and activities can vary from week to week. Why not pop along, make some new friends, and learn something new?

We’re always looking for opportunities to start new groups across the borough, so if you’re interested in leading a group or know of an already-established group that could use the Assembly’s support, please contact our Activities and Volunteering Coordinator on 0191 438 1721.

Birtley Group

Meets every other Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Birtley Fire Station.


Denewell Social Group

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Denewell Avenue United Reformed Church (Low Fell).


Deckham Social Group

Meets every other Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Deckham Community Centre. We hope you’ll stay after for lunch at the Cosy Crow Community Café!


Inner West Social Group

Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at Whickham Community Centre (Front Street, Whickham).


Joyce Close Group

Meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Communal Lounge at Joyce Close. For more information, contact Peter Nichol on 0191 469 6388 or


St. Helen’s Group

Meets every other Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church Hall in Low Fell.


St. Mark's Group

Meets every Monday (Feb-June and Sept-Dec) from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark's (Room 5 off Chandos Street) in Deckham. For more information, please contact Pauline on 0191 487 7783.


Wardley Gate Group

Meets every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 at Wardley Gate Care Centre. Pop in to enjoy a cuppa and a chat! For more information, contact Evelyn on 0191 469 1110.