We've championed friendship non-stop since 1810.

Despite the way we live having changed dramatically over the years, the pleasure you get from spending time with friends hasn’t altered one bit.

Enjoying regular company is essential to living a happier life. And if you’re not getting this, then we believe you should have it.

We’re here to offer friendship and support year-round, but every September as part of Friendship Month, our local Branches and members wave an extra big hello to anyone looking to meet other caring and friendly people in their area.

A warm welcome awaits

It’s our 10th Friendship Month this year, so we’re putting on lots of exciting events, hopefully really close to where you live, that are perfect for first introductions. They usually involve plenty of tea, as well as a relaxed atmosphere to help put any new faces at ease.

If you’re coming on your own, don’t feel nervous. Our friendly regulars are ready to offer you a warm welcome. If you’d like to bring someone along, that’s totally fine too. You might also want to take a look at our guide on what to expect at an Oddfellows social event.

Enjoy a treat on us


As a little welcome gift, if you join the Oddfellows in September we'll send you a £5 Love2shop gift voucher* – accepted in 20,000 UK stores, restaurants and attractions. *T&Cs apply.

What social events are happening near me?

Come and give your local Oddfellows group a try. Meet new people in your area and have some fun!

About us
Who are the Oddfellows?

Well, where do we start? 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 49,000-strong Branch members today, then our About us section is a great starting point.

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Tips on making friends

Getting out there to meet new people can be a pretty 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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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.

Give friendship a big shout-out this #FriendshipMonth!

Everyone's welcome

Because friendships don’t start in empty rooms – the more people there are, the more magic happens. Watch our video and find out how Oddfellows membership is bringing a spark to people’s lives.