Aughton & Ormskirk U3A

The Aughton & Ormskirk U3A ‘Speaker Meetings’ are held on the first Thursday of most months at 10.30 a.m. in Christ Church, Aughton.  Coffee at 50p is served from 9.30 a.m. in the Scout & Guide HQ which is alongside the church and accessed from Long Lane.  This is the regular coffee morning we call ‘Horizons’ and we welcome anyone who is interested in joining U3A to come along and find out more.

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the meeting.

Thursday 6 April – Richard Noble presents ‘The Writing on the Wall’ an exploration of the influence of the King James’ Bible on our language and culture.  Richard is a friend of one of our members, lives in the Cambridge area, and has written a book on this subject.  All profits from sales of the book will be donated to St Mary’s Church, Buckden, known as the A1 Church .  This church has traditionally provided sustenance for travellers and has been awarded funding to undertake major renovations in its 800th anniversary year.

NOTE ABOUT U3As (Universities of the Third Age)

There are six U3As in West Lancashire.  Aughton & Ormskirk was founded in 2003 by Dr Alex McMinn and has had considerable success in attracting members from the retired community in the area.  U3As are part of a national voluntary movement, now 1,000 strong with an estimated 400,000 members nation-wide.  They all subscribe to the same broad aims and objectives of continuing informal learning and social contact on a truly voluntary basis but are locally managed by their members.  They are funded by their members’ subscriptions, which are modest.

Within West Lancs there are U3As in Becconsall (Hesketh Bank, Tarleton and area), Burscough, Parbold & Newburgh, Skelmersdale and Upholland