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Community Café

Open to all, meeting every Thursday morning.

10am - 12pm at Marlesford Community Centre, Church Road, Marlesford, IP13 0AT

For more info, call 01728 747308

Call the café on 01728 747308

Bereavement Café 

Join Britten Pears Arts in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of The Red House, Aldeburgh for a monthly Bereavement Café. 


The team offer a welcoming space for those coping with loss to gather, meet, talk, and find comfort and support in shared experiences.

Free but booking essential via Britten Pears Arts website. 

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Friends on Fridays

Open to all, this social group run by St Michaels and All Angels Church meets every Friday 10am – 12.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, Martlesham Heath.


You will find snooker, table tennis, board games and company.   

Phone: 01473 612659 to discover more on the group.

Phone to find out more on 01473 612659

Walk On

Walk On is free walking group run by LivingGrief at St Elizabeth Hospice.


Open to anyone who has been bereaved. 

45 - 60 min walks in Ipswich and surrounding areas.  


Friendly group meeting every 2 weeks at different locations in East Suffolk.   

Usually have coffee and cake after walks to chat.


The Runway

The Runway is a church coffee shop in the centre of Martlesham Heath community.


It's a place to chat or find a listening ear, a place to meet friends or a place to be.


Usual opening hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am – 12pm, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL


Phone: 07925 519111 Email:

Garden Group

Home Instead, in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice, is running a Compassionate Garden Group every fourth Wednesday of the month,

from 10am-1pm.

Enjoy light-gardening activities, have a cup of tea and chat to people who can support you through your grief. The sessions are entirely free but please book via phone.

The group meets at Grove Court, Beech Way, Woodbridge, IP12 4BW. The venue offers a serene, picturesque location with great views of the River Deben.

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Woodbridge Library

The local library has a number of social groups to get involved with, including:


Open Space group

A wellbeing drop-in group,

every Wednesday from 13:30 - 15:30

Men's Sheds

Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending.


The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite.


They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course, a lot of laughter.


Telephone: 0300 772 9626



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Support Group

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Support Group

Open to anyone who has been bereaved over the age of 18.   

These friendly groups meet in Woodbridge every third Thursday from 10.30am - 12pm at St Mary's House (in the downstairs small hall), 11 Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP.


Call  01473 231460 or email

for more information. 

Meet Up Mondays

Open to anyone in need of company.


There are lots of groups across the county for anyone feeling alone.

There are a range of days, locations and times in the local area.    

Community Garden

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