This year's been a stark reminder of how important it is to have people there for you in a time of need.

We’ve had to depend on each other like no other time in recent history. Chance nods to neighbours have turned into genuine, concerned check-ins. We’ve treated strangers in need as friends, and friends have stepped up to become as dear to us as family. Friendship doesn’t just bring joy into our lives, it’s a lifeline when times get tough.

Come say hello

We’re going as big as we possibly can this September, in encouraging people to connect with others in their community. We've lots of online social events planned, as well as a number of socially-distanced outdoor ones, too. All our face-to-face social events meet COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

We’d love for you to join us, whether that’s from the comfort of your home, or out and about near to where you live. Wherever makes you feel most comfortable.

You don’t need to be a member to attend one of our Friendship Month events, you just need to be up for spending time in the company of other welcoming folk. 

See what events are planned and how to get involved.

Find events near me?

Give your local Oddfellows group a try. Meet new people in your area and try something new.

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.