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Older People's Community Groups

We have a variety of groups/sessions for Older People within the Diocese of Leeds. From friendship Groups, lunch groups, exercise classes and craft groups, there’s something for everyone and our development continues.

Some of our long-established groups were created in 1994, celebrating a silver anniversary just before COVID, others are new on the scene, and still growing. All of our groups support people living with dementia as well as those who care for them.

I can’t say how much I appreciate the service, both in going the extra mile for my mother and advising me on the way forward.

– Relative, Older People’s Outreach Service

Community Groups

We have numerous groups in different locations for older people in the community.

We provide a lovely two-course meal, tea and coffee, bingo, raffles and quizzes.

The groups are a great place for older people to get out of the house and socialise with other people, we have lots of volunteers who help run these groups and like our attendees, they thoroughly enjoy coming.

We know as people get older life can become quite lonely for them so the groups can be quite therapeutic.

As we know there are lots of celebrations throughout the year for example, Christmas, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, and many more, these special days are always celebrated with an extra course, treats and entertainment and maybe the odd drop of sherry! These events are always popular with our members.

As mentioned previously the groups are a fantastic place to socialise and help people to not feel so isolated, have a good laugh and chat with like-minded people and most importantly enjoy a hearty meal being waited on hand and foot!

Here are some of the groups we host for Older People

St John the Baptist, Normanton.
Join the group for morning coffee, light exercise and indoor games.
Held weekly from 10.00 am – 12:00.

The Old School Hall, St Mary’s, Church Lane, Knaresborough.
Join the group for friendship, fun, games and refreshments.
Held each Monday from 10.30 am – 11.45 am.

SS Peter and Paul Parish Centre, New Road, Yeadon LS19 7HW.
Join the group for friendship, fun, games and refreshments.
Held each Tuesday from 10.15 am – 11.30 am.

Held at St John the Evangelist, Cooper Lane, Bradford temporarily
Held each Tuesday from 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm.

St Joseph’s Parish Hall Harrogate.
Join the group for friendship, fun, games and refreshments.
Held each Tuesday from 1.45 pm – 3.00 pm.

St Winefride’s Parish Hall, St Paul’s Avenue, Bradford, BD6 1ST.
Held each Wednesday from 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.

St Austin’s Parish Rooms, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield WF1 3QN.
Join the group for gentle exercise, indoor games and refreshments.
Held weekly from 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm.

St Aelred’s Parish Hall, 71 Woodlands Drive, Harrogate HG2 7BE.
Join the group for friendship, knitting and refreshments.
Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 10.30 am – 11.45 am.

St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 20 Westgate, Wetherby LS22 6LL.
Join the group for friendship, exercise and refreshments.
Held on a Thursday from 1.00 pm – 2.150 pm (not on the 3rd Thursday of the month).

Wheeler Hall, Cathedral Church of St Anne, St. Anne’s Street, Leeds LS2 8BE.
Join the group for friendship, fun, games and refreshments.
Held each Friday from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm.

Held each Wednesday from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm.