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 sessionsCURRENTLY CLOSED

Held weekly on Tuesday afternoons starting at 2.00pm.

Cost is £3.00 incl refreshments.


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.



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).


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.

Every Wednesday 10 to 12

The cost is £1.50 per week for refreshments, and to cover the church’s heating and lighting costs (URChurch)


Chester FC community


Phone: 07512 355396 or

Email: [email protected]


  • 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

Cost is £4


  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Football

Chester FC Mental Health & Wellbeing Football supports men and women who have experienced a mental health problem.
Weekly football sessions run in Chester and Ellesmere Port with two teams representing Chester FC competes in the Cheshire Ability Counts Football League with participants invited to attend Chester FC matches as a reward for their involvement in the project

Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Talbot Way CH1 4LT
When: Thursdays 12 –1

Where: Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Lane, CH65 9LB
When: Tuesdays 12 –1


  • PAN – Disability Football

Inclusive coaching sessions young people aged 7—15 with a sensory, learning or physical disability

£4—booking in advance essential

Where: Goals Soccer Centre, Talbot Way CH1 4LT
When: Tuesdays 5—6pm


Better together

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 and a chance to sit and come together with a supportive group

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.

Phone: 07594 244752

Email: [email protected]


Blacon Autism Support Group

For families of children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Meets every Monday 9:30—11:30

Where: Blacon United Reform Church on Saughall Road (entrance through the side gate)

Cost: £1—entry includes bottomless drink and a slice of toast.


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 ~

Phone: 07933306745 or

email [email protected]


Holy Trinity Church


  • Gardening Group

Meet new people and learn to grow veg and flowers.

When: Tuesdays 10—12

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Norris Road, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5DZ


  • Monday Crafts

When: Mondays 9:45 to 11:45

Cost: £2

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Norris Road, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5DZ


Mathew Henry Evangelical Church

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

[email protected]

Matthew Henry Evangelical Church, Nevin Road, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5RS

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 


  • 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).



Thursday 11-11.45 1st session free then £3.50 (pay as you go)

Deva Point

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


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 for older people.


  • Social Activity Group

Our mission is to provide our members with the opportunity for friendship and various activities in a safe environment, helping to prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation. Meet Wednesdays and Thursdays.


When: Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm

Where: Deva Point Conference Room Blacon Point Road Blacon Chester CH1 5LD

Cost: There is a small donation for covering the cost of the meal and refreshments.


When: Thursdays  11:30am to 2:30pm

Where: United Reform Church 121A Saughall Road Blacon Chester Ch1 5et

Cost: There is a small donation for covering the cost of the meal and refreshments.


  • Kathy’s Keep Fit

When: Mondays at 10:45 to 11:45

Where: Community Room at the Parade Enterprise Centre

Cost: £2.50


  • Digital buddies

Helping the older members of the Blacon community to get confidence with using technology.

Sessions on Zoom or in person at Storyhouse Chester

When: Fridays 11am to 12:30pm

Where: Storyhouse Chester restaurant and meeting room or  via Zoom.

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01244 379651 / 07933 449001

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


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.


Email: [email protected]


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.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Phone and leave a message: 01244 378431

[email protected]


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:


Blacon Butterflies WI

Meeting Time: 1st  Wednesday of month at 6.45pm ,United Reformed Church, 121 Saughall Road, Blacon, CH1 5ET

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.


Chester Adult Phab (People Have ABilities)

Chester Adult Phab is an independent charity (affiliated to National Phab) and social club for people with and without disabilities.  They provide unique social activities, accessible to all.

Meetings take place on the second Monday of every month (excluding December), 7.00pm to 10.00pmThey meet at The Little Owl, Gawer Park, Chester, CH1 4DA.

Their monthly socials are a great way to find out about events and activities and meet like-minded people.  They welcome everybody and are a friendly club.  New members are welcome.

Cost: Membership subsidy of £1 per member, payable during attendance at each monthly social – volunteers are free of charge at socials.

New members do not pay a subsidy at their first social.