We're on a mission to bring friends back together and encourage new connections after 18 months of isolation and social restrictions.

As one of the largest friendly societies in the UK, we're putting on a month-long festival of friendship, holding hundreds of taster events across the country, such as walks and picnics, pub lunches, quizzes and afternoon teas, as well as online open days.

The events are designed to make you feel especially welcome and show you the benefits of joining a local friendship group first hand.

Come and celebrate friendship with us this September!

Win a Spanish-style Tapas Hamper!*


Bring the taste of Spain to your doorstep and enter our Friendship Month free prize draw to win 1 of 6 sumptuous tapas hampers! *Terms and conditions apply.

Find taster events near me

Give your local Oddfellows friendship group a try this Friendship Month. Meet new people in your area.

Get a £5 Love2shop gift card*

Become an Oddfellows member in September and you'll receive a £5 Love2shop gift card in the post as a special welcome. *Terms and conditions apply.

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About us
Who are the Oddfellows?

If you'd like to know more about our Society, our history and the ins and outs of the friendship and support we offer to our members today, then our About us section is a great starting point.

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Tips on making friends

Meeting new people can be a daunting experience. But don't let nerves put you off. Take a look at our Guide to Making Friends, which contains lots of helpful tips to build up your confidence.

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Everyone's welcome

See how we're helping our members feel more supported and connected in their local communities. Watch our video.

Nobody who wants company should be without it

We share Campaign to End Loneliness' belief that nobody who wants company should be without it. More than nine million people of all ages say they are lonely either often or always, according to research by The Co-op and the British Red Cross.

We foster a culture of looking out for our neighbours, and do what we can to make sure people feel valued and included. The Oddfellows is here for everyone, of all ages and walks of life.