Friendship Groups, Social Groups & Coffee Mornings

Welcome to our In Touch directory of over-50-friendly friendship & social groups and coffee mornings in Calderdale.

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Groups are listed in alpha order within each region of Calderdale where they take place.

Scroll down for Brighouse & Rastrick, Sowerby Bridge & Ripponden, Elland & Greetland, Hebden Bridge & Todmorden.

All details correct at the time of publishing, but we recommend you check in first where contact details are shown in case of unplanned changes.

Halifax
Including central Halifax, North Halifax and Skircoat Green/Savile Park areas.

Andy’s Man Club
Support club for men with mental health issues – all ages.
The Shay Stadium, Halifax HX2 9RL.
Mondays from 7pm to 9pm.

Cafe at the Moor, Illingworth
Illingworth Methodist Church, HX2 9LL.
Fridays at 12pm (midday).
Call 07747 818943.

Calderdale Our Place Social, Halifax
Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax HX1 1UZ.
Sundays from 12pm to 3pm
Call 07825 429034.

Circle Groups for Carers
With Calderdale Carer’s Wellbeing Service.
Rimani House, Halifax, HX1 5BD.
Last Tuesday of each month at 1pm to 2.30pm.
Call 01422 369101.

Coffee & Lunch Club, Halifax
The Maurice Jagger Centre.
Wednesdays and Thursdays.
01422 364691.
Coffee Morning in Skircoat Green
All Saint’s Parish Church Hall, Skircoat Green
Thursdays: 10am to 11am.
Daisy Chain Cafe
For people with dementia and their partners/carers/companions.
Blackburn House, Ovenden HX3 5SJ.
2nd Wednesday in the month from 1pm to 3pm.
Call 07599 524471.
NEW Daisy Chain Cafe
St. Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, HX2 0QF.
1st and 3rd Tuesday: 1.30 to 3pm.
Call 07599 524471.
Halifax Blind Society: Social Group
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax, HX1 1UZ.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month.
Call 01422 352383.
(Heritage Rugby League) Lunch Club, Halifax
King Cross Park ARLFC Social Club, Halifax HX1 4HA.
2nd Monday: 11am to 1pm.
Lunch Clubs in Halifax Town Centre
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ.
Wednesdays from 11.15am to 1.15pm and Thursdays from 11.15am to 2.15pm.
Lunch Club
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road HX3 0AT.
Mondays: 11.15am to 1.30pm.
Call 01422 362654.
(Pellon Over 50s) Lunch Club
Organised by the Halifax & District Irish Society the club meets at Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, HX2 0HF.
First and third Thursday of the month from 12pm to 3pm.
Admission is £5 per person and includes lunch.

Macular Society Support Group
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax, HX1 1UZ.
2nd Friday in the month.
Call 01264 560259.

Memory Lane Cafe
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax, HX1 1UZ.
1st and 3rd Monday: 1.30 to 4pm.
Call 07920 549131.

Men’s Supper Group
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, HX3 0AT.
Wednesdays: 3.30 to 6pm.
Call 07877 225195.

Men United
Supportive group for men including activities and speakers.
Halifax RUFC ground, Ovenden HX2 8AR.
Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.
01422 202253.
Oddfellows Halifax
A social group for people looking to get the most from life with various meeting dates across each month.
Contact Debra Haley – debra.haley@oddfellows.co.uk or call 07572 986452.
More details on the Facebook page

Parkinson’s UK – Halifax Group
2nd Saturday in the month at Halifax Elim Pentecostal Church, HX1 5AY OR
Last Wednesday in the month at the Shibden Cafe, Shibden Park.
Both meetings run from 2pm to 4pm.
Call: 01422 362303.

Past Times Halifax
Music and entertainment evoking times past.
Every Monday afternoon at the Ardern Road Social Club from 1pm to 3.30pm.
Call 01422 251613 for more detailss

Phoenix Men’s Shed
Men’s support group.
The Three Ways Centre, Ovenden HX3 5SX.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Call 07729 083380.
Royal British Legion Group
4 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 5HW.
Wednesdays at 10am to 12pm.
Call 01422 380131.
Stroke Association Support Group
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax, HX1 1UZ
2nd Monday in the month from 2pm to 4pm.
Call 07792 088386.

Wednesday Get Together
St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, HX3 0AT.
1st Wednesday: 1.30 to 3.30pm.
Call 07990 512020.
Whist Afternoon
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax HX1 1UZ.
Tuesdays at 1.15pm.
Call 01422 364691.

(Halifax Piece Makers) WI
The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax HX1 1UZ.
3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Young at Heart Club
The Shay Stadium, Halifax, HX1 2YS.
Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.
Call 01422 355059.
Find out more.

Brighouse & Rastrick
Including Hove Edge, Lightcliffe and Northowram areas.

Andy’s Man Club
Brighouse Community Cinema
3rd Thursday in the month at 7.30pm.
St. John’s Church, Brighouse, HD6 1HN.

Breakfast Drop-in
Brighouse Rest Centre, Park Row, Brighouse HD6 1AB.
Daily except Sundays: 10am to 12pm.

Brighouse Community Cinema
St.John’s Church, Rastrick HD6 1HN.
3rd Thursday at 7.30pm.
Call 01484 711835.

Coffee & Chat in Brighouse
Brighouse Central Methodist Church, HD6 1AQ.
Call 01484 711633 for details.

Coffee Morning at The Space, Rastrick
Field Lane, Burnsall Rad, Rastrick, HD6 3JT.
Last Tuesday.
Call for times: 01484 556924.

Coffee Morning in Hove Edge
St. Chad’s Church, Hove Edge.
1st Wednesday: 10.30am to 12pm.
Call 07850 916062.

Coffee Morning in Northowram
St. Matthews Church, Northowram
Fridays: 10.30 to 11.30am.
Call 07861 710945.

Coffee Morning in Shelf
Shelf Health Centre.
4th Thursday from 10am.
Contact cathryn2304@aol.com

Coley Friends
St. John the Baptist, Coley. HX3 7SA
1st Monday: 1.30 to 3pm.
Call 07984 349921.

Community Cafe at The Space, Rastrick
The Space at Field Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3JT
Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.
Call 01484 556924.

Community Coffee Morning in Hove Edge
St. Chad’s Church, Hove Edge
3rd Tuesday: 10.30am to 12pm.
Call 07850 916062
Dementia Cafe, Brighouse
St. Chad’s Church, Hove Edge, HD6 2QJ.
1st Wednesday in the month from 10.30am to 12pm.
Call 01484 717858.
Friday Friends in Hipperholme
Christ Church, Hipperholme, HX3 8AA.
Last Friday: 10.30am to 12pm.
Call 07761 079805.
Halifax Blind Society: Brighouse Group
Brighouse Rest Centre, Park Row, Brighouse, HD6 1AB.

Mondays from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Knit & Natter in Rastrick
Rastrick Library HD6 3NE.
1st and 3rd Saturday at 10.30am.
Call 01484 714858.
Lunch and Companionship Cafe in Brighouse
Brighouse Rest Centre, Park Row, HD6 1AB.
Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm.
Lunch Club at The Space
The Space at Field Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3JT.
Fridays from 12pm to 2pm.
01484 556924.

(Open Door) Lunch with Activities
Brighouse Central Methodist Church, HD6 1AQ.
Fridays: 10.30am to 2pm.
01484 721348.
Lunch Club with Quiz and Bingo in Rastrick
The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road HD6 3JT.
Fridays: 12 to 2pm.
01484 556924.
Memory Cafe in Hove Edge, Brighouse
For people with dementia and their carers/partners.
St. Chad’s Church, Hove Edge, HD6 2QJ.
1st Wednesday from 10.30am to 12pm.
01484 717858.

Men’s Club in Rastrick

The Space at Field Lane, Burnsall Road HD6 3JT.
Thursdays: 10.30am to 12pm.
01484 556924.
Oddfellows Brighouse & Huddersfield
A social group for people looking to get the most from life with various meeting dates across each month.
Contact Lynn Bradbury – lynn.bradbury@oddfellows.co.uk or call 01484 324929.
More details on the Facebook page.
Southowram Over Fifties Activities (SOFA)
A social group for people living in or near Southowram offering activities and group meetings.
Meetings take place at St. Anne’s Church Hall and Southowram Community Centre.
There is a small charge for membership.
(Brighouse) Third Age Group
A social and activity group meeting at Waring Green Community Centre.
There is a programme of events and a membership fee to join.

Sowerby Bridge & Ripponden

Coffee Morning at Christ Church
.Christ Church Sowerby Bridge HX6 2LW.
Saturdays from 10am to 11.30am
Call 01422 886195.
Coffee morning and friendship group
St Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge.
Fridays from 10am to 12pm.

Digital Cafe
Get help with your tablet, smartphone or computer.
Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2LW.
Tuesdays from 10am to 11.30am.
07720 745230.

Memory Lane Cafe
St.Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge.
2nd and 4th Saturday at 1.30pm to 4pm.
Call: 07920 549131.

Reach Out Sowerby Bridge
Over 50s social & activity group including darts, curling, arts & crafts, board games and more.
St.Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge (downstairs entrance at the back)
Every Friday from 1pm to 3.30pm.
07397 198007.
Riverside Dementia Cafe
Social group for people experiencing dementia and their partners.
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ripponden HX6 4DG.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Call 07540 089696.
Ryburn Men in Sheds
Support group for men.
Unit 9, SDH Holdings, Asquith Mills, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BS.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12am to 4pm.
Call 07946 414805.
Social Group in Barkisland
Christ Church, Barkisland
Wednesdays 1.30 to 3.30pm.
07443 561812.

Song Group
St Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge
Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.

Sowerby Bridge Ladies Probus Club
Elim Church, Ryburn Street, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3AZ.
1st Wednesday: 10am to 12pm.
01422 430943

Tuesday 2’Oclock Club
This friendship group meets for tea, coffee, cake, companionship and entertainment.
The Ripponden Club (formerly The Conservative Club), Ripponden.
1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month at 2 to 4pm.
Call 07577 755437
See more on their Facebook page. 

Elland and Greetland
Including Holywell Green, Stainland and Blackley.

Chit Chat Elland
Canon Winter Centre, All Saint’s Church, Elland. HX5 0JF.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month from 10am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Call 01422 256570.

Coffee morning drop in at The Bridge
Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland, HX4 8JG.
Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 1pm.
Call 07971 636236.

Community Cafe at Elland Christian Centre

Elland Christian Centre, Elland HX5 0EG.
Fridays from 11.30am through to 7pm.
Call 01422 327405.

Companionship Cafe at Morrison’s Elland
Run by Home Instead and Morrisons to bring people together and alleviate loneliness.
Second Tuesday from 10am to 11.30am in the Morrison’s in-store cafe.
Find out more.

Craft Club, Knit and Natter
St. Thomas’s Church, Greetland
Fortnightly on Wednesdays
Contact Gill Jowett on 07340 031801.
Creative café with crafts
Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland
Fortnightly on Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm.
Inner Wheel Elland
Prospect Suite, Blackley Baptist Church, HX5 0TD.
1st Tuesday: 7.30 to 9.30pm.
01422 202117.
Lunch Club in Holywell Green
United Reformed Church Holywell Green.
4th Tuesday in the month from 12.30 to 1.30pm.
07881 784715.

Lunch Fellowship
Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland, HX4 8JG.
Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.
01422 371386.

Open Cafe at Cross Hills
Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland, HX4 8JG.
Every Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.
Contact 07971 636236.
(Elland Central) Probus Club for Ladies
Elland Working Men’s Club, HX5 0HT.
1st Tuesday: 9.45am to 12pm.
07768 974442.
(Elland) Probus Club for Ladies
Elland Golf Club, HX5 0TA.
Last Wednesday: 10am to 12pm.
01422 372505.
(Elland & District) Probus Club for Men
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10am.  All welcome to this friendship group with regular speakers.
Elland Working Men’s Club, HX5 0HT.
Call 01422 882567.
Sage Cafe Elland
Monthly lunch for the Over 55s
Elland Christian Centre, Newcombe Street, Elland HX5 0EG.
2nd Monday in the month from 12pm to 2pm
Pre-booking required: cost £3.50.
To book call 07452 963722.

Snackattack at Southgate Methodist Church
Every Friday from 10.30am to 1pm in the Coffee bar at Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL.
Enjoy butties, homemade scones and drinks at very reasonable prices. Everyone welcome.

Social Group at Cross Hills
Talks and activities.
1st Monday in the month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland, HX4 8JG.
Call 01422 377559.

Hebden Bridge and Todmorden

Chatty Crochet
Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge
Mondays from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

Coffee Afternoon in Cragg Vale
St. John’s Church, Cragg Vale
Tuesdays, 2pm to 3.15pm.

Coffee Mornings in Heptonstall
St. Thomas’ Church, Church Street, Heptonstall, HX7 7NT
Last Friday of the month, 10am to 12pm.

Coffee Mornings in Hebden Bridge
St James’ Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS
Wednesdays at 10:45 am to 12 pm and on the second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm with a light lunch available. Donations welcome.

Coffee Morning in Mytholmroyd
St. Michael’s Church, Mytholmroyd
Mondays from 10am to 11.45am.
Coffee Morning in Todmorden
Todmorden Health Centre
Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.30am.
Daisy’s Cafe Todmorden
1st Saturday in the month from 10am to 1pm.
For people with dementia and their partners/carers/companions.
Todmorden Health Centre, OL14 5RN.
Knit and Natter in Hebden Bridge
St James’ Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS.
Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4pm.
Knit or Natter in Todmorden
Todmorden Health Centre
Wednesdays: 1.30 to 3.30pm.

(Age Concern) Lunch Club in Todmorden
Lunch club. Tuesdays in Walsden – ring to book on 01706 817 926.
Coffee Morning. Wednesdays 10am to 12pm at the Central Methodist Church.
Lunch Club. Fridays at Roomfield House – ring to book on 01706 817 926.
Men’s Breakfast Club with Age Concern Todmorden
Wetherspoons Todmorden (formerly The White Hart)
Mondays at 10.30am
Contact: Age Concern Todmorden on 01706 817926.
Open Church at St.John’s, Cragg Vale
Informal get together in the community room for chat, copious cups of tea and cake and catching up!
Every Tuesday from 2 to 4pm.
(Hebden Royd) Probus Club for Men 
1st Wednesday of the month
Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 10am to 12 pm.
Call 01422 882567.
University of the Third Age, Todmorden
Over 400 members with 30 groups ranging from Philosophy to Scrabble, French to Table Tennis.
The monthly meeting is third Thursday of the month at 13:45, Central Methodists in Todmorden, is regularly attended by over 100 people and always has an invited speaker, tea and good company. www.u3atod.org.uk
Wellbeing Cafe – Renew
Hope baptist Church, Hebden Bridge
Thursdays: 10am to 2pm.

Other Areas

Halifax & Huddersfield IVC
1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 8pm to 10pm.
Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield HD3 3NT.
07879 442135.

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