About Burnley & District U3A

BURNLEY & DISTRICT U3A has members from Burnley and surrounding townships which include; Nelson, Colne, Padiham and the Rossendale Valley. It was formed in 2007 and in November 2019 there were more than 280 Members and 30 Interest Groups. Anyone wishing to join may do so by coming along to our Monthly Meeting.

Monthly Meetings

A monthly meeting is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at:

Nazareth Unitarian Chapel
Knight Hill
Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH

(See a map of our location)

The Meeting starts at 2.30pm. There is no charge for Members and visitors pay a small entry fee of £2.00.

A talk is followed by refreshments. A copy of our monthly Newsletter (PDF with contact details deleted for security reasons) is available to all who attend the meeting.  It contains information on the forthcoming events and Group activities.

All members who register an email address receive a copy of the newsletter by email.  Members with no email address and who are not present at the meeting receive a copy by post.

In addition to the regular Interest Groups, a wide variety of Outings is organised to e.g. theatre, exhibitions, places of interest etc.

Financial Year

The annual membership fee which is due on the 1st April is:-
£14 April to March or £9.50 from October to March single person.
£26 April to March or £17 from October to March for husband and wife or partners living at the same address.
£6 per person from January to March.

Car Parking

Limited parking is available behind the Unitarian Chapel or an overflow car park is available behind the Hare and Hounds Pub across the road from the Chapel.

Joining Procedure

Please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page for full details of how to join.


First Aid Training Session

The First Aid Training Session will take place at the  Unitarian Chapel, Padiham on Wednesday January !5th 2020. It commences at 10 a.m. and runs until 12 noon.

Please note this is a one off session only and not the extended course advertised earlier.

U3A Calendar for 2020

The 2020 U3A Calendar produced by our photography  group is now available and can be picked up at the monthly meeting. The price is at cost this year and represents great value at only £4.00. If you would like one and cannot get to the meetings call Stuart Thorn and we will get one to you or tell you where you can pick one up.

December Open Meeting

The December  Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 12 December 2019 commencing at 2:30 pm. The meeting will feature the Pendle Jazz Men.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019/2020 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.

Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).