The Online Community Hub

The Hub exists to put local clubs, organisations, societies and individuals in touch with each other

If you would like to join the hub please email

Clubs, Organisations & Societies:

Send us the name of your organisation, a few lines about the group including when & where you meet and contact details. If you have a logo please also include this. We are also happy to advertise your events on this page.


Please email your contact details to to receive regular updates.

You can also Hire a room at Christ Church

Phoenix Theatre Co

Formerly the Moulsham Lodge Amateur Dramatic Society “MLADS”, Phoenix was created after a fire on the stage at our former home, Moulsham Lodge Community Centre, in October 1997. Despite this when was refurbishment was completed we carried on producing plays there until unfortunately the Community Centre closed in August 2005. Since then we have been meeting in Melbourne Avenue for our regular meetings and now perform our productions at the church hall within Christ Church, New London Road, Chelmsford. In addition to producing plays we also perform Murder Mysteries for other groups at their venues. We are a friendly group for all ages and anyone interested in joining our company, coming to see our productions or enquiring about a Murder Mystery performance for your group should contact us through our website.


National Childbirth Trust

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be in the Chelmsford and District area.

The Chelmsford and District branch is run by local parents and we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be, antenatal and post-natal courses, breastfeeding support, NCT Baby and Toddler Groups and support groups. Visit our support pages for more support groups.

We also offer a range of services for the new mum, organise Nearly New Sales and events for the whole family.


Arts & Crafts Circle

Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, tapestry, card making and paper crafts, beadwork, drawing and painting, making gifts, lace making and many other arts and crafts have become very popular in recent years.

The Arts & Crafts Circle was begun so that people could get together and spend time together doing things they enjoy. This is a friendly group and you’re welcome to come along and enjoy the conversation, a cuppa and of course, bring your arts & crafts. Wednesdays at 1.30pm. Tel: 01245 269291.


Diabetes UK

It is our aim to provide help and support to people living with diabetes in the Mid Essex area. We do this primarily through group meetings, designed with the express purpose of providing individuals with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects.

When and where we can, we also try to raise money to promote awareness of diabetes and generally contribute in any way we can. Whether you have been diagnosed yourself or if you are simply an individual with a desire for knowledge and an inclination to take part, we welcome you to our group.


Chelmsford and Essex Philatelic Society

We hold our meetings at Christ Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from September to June.

Junior Chess Club

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club gives children the chance to have fun playing and improving their chess. Our players range from 4 to 14 and from beginners to experienced tournament players. The club meets on Tuesdays in term time from 4.30pm to 6pm and new players are always welcome. Please see our blog for more details of the club and junior chess in general or email us at


Hearing Help - Essex

Hearing Help Essex provides support for over 5000 Essex residents living with hearing loss each year. We support local NHS audiology services by running hearing aid support and maintenance sessions, and run regular Information, Advice and Guidance sessions across the county.

For further information please Contact 01245 496347 or


  • Springfield Green Clinic, Springfield Green. CM1 7HZ
  • Danbury Mission (Community Entrance), 54 Maldon Road. CM3 4QL
  • South Woodham Ferrers Clinic, Merchant Street. CM3 5BF
  • The Parkside Community Hub, Melbourne Avenue. CM1 2DX
  • Age Concern, Kathy Mapes Day Centre, Cottage Place. CM1 1NL
  • Writtle Parish Office, The Green. CM1 3DT
  • Moulsham Lodge Clinic, Lilac Close. CM2 9NY


Chelmsford Educational Foundation



Chelmsford Educational Foundation is an educational charity, registered by the Charity Commission, founded in 1964, its Trustees can award grants for educational purposes. These include grants of money for individuals to help with education or training, such as books, fees, tools or equipment.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You attended a school or sixth form college in the area of benefit.
  • Your permanent home is within the area of benefit. Trustees considering an application based on residence alone shall usually refuse any application relying on less than 5 years residence in the area of benefit.

Email Richard Emsden for information

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U3A Essex Association

A U3A (University of the Third Age) is a group of retired people who learn and have fun together – there are no qualifications offered and the learning is done purely for pleasure.

We organise and run Events such as Quizzes (held at Christ Church, Chelmsford) and Study Days, and hold Association meetings in Chelmsford in May and November each year. Recently we put on our first Webmasters' Forum and are planning to hold more.

Our objectives are to advance education for the Association members and also provide social interaction between them . We aim to encourage joint leisure activities by facilitating cooperation between U3As, and to promote, inform, help and equip the Essex Association U3A members.