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Groups at South Mill Arts

South Mill Arts is proud to be home to regular community groups and charities in the local area.  Below are just some of the groups who come to South Mill Arts.

Hummingbird Cancer Support

Hummingbird Cancer Support are a registered charity based in Bishop’s Stortford offering physical, mental, and social support to individuals and their families who receive a diagnosis of different types of cancer.

Hummingbird run sessions every Monday from 10.30am – 1.30pm at South Mill Arts.


Grove Cottage


Grove Cottage provides social and educational activities for people of all ages with learning disabilities and special additional needs; to help them develop their potential, avoid social isolation by supporting lifelong friendships, and to provide respite for their families.

Grove Cottage are at South Mill Arts on Wednesday’s from 10am – 1pm.  For more information please call 01279 656 085.

Unique Disco Nights

Unique Disco Nights are an inclusive disco evening for adults with learning/physical difficulties and disabilities.
Please see What’s On for upcoming nights.

Learning Disability Forum

Bishop’s Stortford Learning Disability Forum is for people with leaning disabilities, carers, support staff and professionals.

See What’s On for upcoming events.

South Mill Arts is a community led space, available to the residents of Bishop’s Stortford.  We are so delighted to have manly local groups use our Maltings Bar for their meetings.  Below is a list of the groups who use the venue for their weekly get together!


  • Knitting Group
    Every Monday, 2pm until 4pm
    Contacts: Linda Smith / T: 01279 461400 & Carol Dedman /T: 01279656713
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – French Speaking group
    Every Monday, 1pm
    Contact: Alice Dain / T: 07710 390771 / E:
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Scrabble
    First & third Monday, every month, 10am
    Contact: Wendy Bloodworth / T: 01279 897053
  • Book Club – Bishop’s Stortford Buddies
    7pm – Every 5 weeks dates for 2024: 3/6, 8/7, 12/8, 16/9, 21/10, 25/11
    Contact: Liz Hendry / E:


  • U3A Thorley – Book Club 2
    Second Tuesday, every month, 2pm
    Contact: Rosemary Hoskins / T: 07783 617374
  • WI – Rummikub (must be WI members)
    Every Tuesday after the first Thursday of each month
    Contact: Sally Marriott


  • U3A Thorley – Mah-jong
    Every Wednesday, 9.30am
    Contact: Pam Archer / E: / T: 07950506228
  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Crochet & Cards
    Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am – 12noon
    Contact: E:


  • U3A Thorley – Rummikub
    First & last Thursday of every month, 10am
    Contact: Pam Archer / E: / T: 07950506228
  • U3A Thorley – Scrabble
    Second Thursday, every month, 10am
    Contact: Pam Wilde / T: 01279 834317
  • U3A Thorley – Cribbage
    First & third Thursday, every month, 1.15pm
    Contact: John Glazebrook / T: 07821 560554


  • U3A Bishop’s Stortford – Bridge
    Every Friday, 1pm
    Contact: Ann Selvon / E: