Blacon Community Groups

Are you looking for community groups to join in the Blacon area? Here is a list to help you get started.


Vintage Blacon

We are a faith based partnership working to help improve the lives of the older members of the community in Blacon, Chester

All at United Reform Church unless otherwise stated. has a calendar with dates of events.


  • Indoor ‘Short mat’ Bowls sessions

    are held weekly on Tuesday afternoons starting at 2.00pm.
    Cost is £3.00 incl refreshments. CURRENTLY CLOSED


  • Health Walks

    in conjunction with Western Avenue Medical Centre, and other partners, will operate a weekly health walk on Mondays and Thursdays starting from Blacon URC. Walkers to meet at Blacon URC at 10.15 am.  Walks leave at 10.30 am along varied routes to suit different abilities, finishing with refreshments back at the URC.


  • Silver Screen
    Films are shown on the 1st Tuesday of the Month unless otherwise advertised in Vintage Blacon Messenger. Over the Autumn and Winter seasons, watch out for additional showings mid-month. join (donations towards refreshments and other expenses are welcome). CURRENTLY CLOSED


  • Knit and Natter

    This group exists to knit clothing and other goods to send to people in need. Enjoy knitting for a worthy cause and the company whist doing so. The cost is £1:50 per week for refreshments, and to cover the church’s heating and lighting costs (URChurch)


  • Walking Football

    Meets weekly This is operated by Chester Football Club Community Trust Whilst aimed at over 50’s, men and women of all ages and abilities are welcome on a Monday.

    Where: Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon CH1 5JH
    When: Mondays 5pm – 6pm

    Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Talbot Way, Chester, CH1 4LT
    When: Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm

    Phone: 07512 355396 or



    Hope Community Garden

    Volunteers from Vintage Blacon and the Cleaner Safer Greener Group continue to work with The Arches Primary School to create exciting plans for the Hope Community Garden. Any readers who want to become involved in sharing their gardening skills contact 01244 371843 and leave a message, We would love to hear from you. – CURRENTLY CLOSED




  • Men in Sheds

    provides a place where people can go to get involved in a number of craft activities.  Woodworking, gardening, DIY and using your hands, generally. A cup of tea or coffee and a chat is usually involved as well.

Get in touch via the vintage Blacon website: Men in Sheds


Better together

Call 07594 244752

This group is designed for people who want a place to come together and discuss how they can help improve their own and help support others health & wellbeing. Games, quizzes

All ages are welcome.

Meet at the United Reform Church Blacon every Thursday 10am -12noon.

Also in Storyhouse Chester  every Monday 10:30 to 12:30.


Blacon Mental Health and Wellbeing

We meet on the first Saturday of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm.Group Coordinator: Julie Sheen

Open to: Carers and People with Mental Illness

The Parade Enterprise Centre
1st Floor
13 The Parade

Phone: 07493 523180 (group)





The Meeting Place Community Cafe

At Holy Trinity Church Norris Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5DZ

Serving homemade soup (Mondays)bacon batches (Thursdays), toast, cakes, hot and cold drinks.

Mondays: 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Thursdays: 10.00 am – 1.30 pm  (in Church)

Place of Welcome with crafts 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Cooking made Simple Mondays 10.00 – 12.00 pm


CAFÉ CONNECT at Mathew Henry  Evangelical Church

Open for service at 10:30 on Sunday, have other activities:

Breakfast for you every Friday 9-12.00 Cost depends on items chosen.

Alcoholics Anonymous 7.30pm-9.00pm (currently numbers limited to a maximum of 30/meeting)

Weight Watchers Thursdays 5.30pm (contact Karen on 03456 777788 for more details).

Foodbank – Fridays 10am-12pm (food donations can be given any time when building is open).


If you are self-isolating in Blacon and are lonely, want prayer, or just a chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We have a dedicated number you can text/call: 07871 733 391 We will try to contact you as soon as possible.



Let’s Move Together

Seated, Supported or Standing Exercises for the over 55s with a Qualified Instructor. Improve your endurance, balance, coordination and make everyday living easier.

Blacon URC Church Hall Friday Mornings 10:00am to 11:00

£3.50 per session ~

contact 07933306745 or



 Here and Now Chester Ltd (Bright Life Project)

Here and Now is a social enterprise based in Blacon. It aims to bring socially isolated people together in a friendly and relaxed environment. The Enterprise was formed in July 2015 and works to enhance the lives of the older members of the Blacon and Chester Community.

We run numerous different sessions throughout Chester and the local surrounding areas.


Telephone 01244 379651

Post 14 The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5HN


Blacon Butterflies WI 

Meeting Time: 1st  Wednesday of month at 6.45 pm Enterprise Centre The Parade, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN, UK

The Women’s Institute provides women with the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The WI is a charitable organisation based on the ideals of fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice.

Sue Chesworth 07787962316

Facebook page Blacon Butterflies


Avenue Services have a programme of activities every week at the Enterprise Centre and Library.


Blacon History Group

In Spring 2019 the two remaining members of the Group were challenged to revisit Blacon’s history but this time to recapture it digitally for posterity. We have an active Facebook group and continue to educate & interact with the community about the history of Blacon. Come and join us, find us on Facebook or the website and on our YouTube channel.



 SEATED EXERCISE at Deva Point  ~ Thursday 11-11.45 1st session free then £3.50 (pay as you go)

Deva Point, Blacon Point Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 5LD.