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.

Events perfect for first hellos

Each year, we put 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.

And if people come on their own, our friendly regulars are ready to offer guests a warm welcome.

If you are an organisation and would like to get involved in Friendship Month 2020, we'd love to talk to you.

What social events are happening 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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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.

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.