Community groups

Beechwood WI

A social group for women, offering a voice and force for good in the community, meeting on the first Monday of every month from 7pm onwards at Jubilee Hall (St Julian's Baptist Church), Beaufort Road, Newport NP19 7PZ.  We also stream via zoom. 

Visitors welcome (please contact us prior to attending).  Contact: [email protected] or Louise (Secretary) on 07866 465117 or visit the National Federation of Women's Institutes

City of Newport Male Choir

A registered charity who puts its energies into supporting other charities and volunteer groups through fund raising concerts (and has fun along the way).

Choristers are not required to be readers of music but simply have the desire to enjoy creating an enjoyable  sound. There is no age limit and no previous experience required, learning of both notes and lyrics (including any non-English languages) is done through simple repetition.

New recruits will be helped to find a place in the choir which suits their particular voice and various uniforms are provided.

Practice nights are from 7.30pm to 9pm at Bishpool Methodist Church, 146,Ringland Circle, Newport NP19 9PL.

For further information or just to chat around concerns visit  or phone Chairman (Peter Cox) 07900 316778 or Secretary (Elwyn Jones) (01633) 771648 or 07963 194444. 

Coffee and laughs 

A club for women of all ages, held at Community House, Eton Road (NP19 0BL). Thursday afternoons 1-3pm.

Email Marilyn Priday [email protected].

Coffee lounge via Scope

A virtual coffee lounge for disabled people, parents and carers.

Dad’s Group Gwent 

Dad’s Group provides opportunities for dads and other male carers to meet, socialise and discuss all aspects of being in a family with a child with a disability or developmental difference.

It is a chance to talk with other dads and ask questions, gain support, develop ideas all aimed at helping you enhance your ability to support your child and your family. Email [email protected]

Legacy Group

Christchurch and Legacy is a great means of connecting for people who are aged 60 years and over.

Enjoy great lunches, tea and coffee and friendship as well as informative talks from visiting organisations and speakers.

Legacy meets every third Thursday of the month at 10.30am at the Christchurch Centre (BT Compound, Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 5PP).

Please contact the organisers prior to attending for catering purposes.

Phone on 01633 822211 or email [email protected]

The Malpas Community Men’s Shed 

Are you someone with time on your hands, do you like the idea of doing wood, crafts work? Pop along to our men’s shed.

Call Tony on 07340 907643 email [email protected] Located at Newport City Homes, Malpas Depot, Malpas Road NP20 5PP.   


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Men’s Sheds Cymru

Face to face meetings have now resumed.
Email [email protected] for details.

Menter Iaith Casnewydd

Enabling the communities of Newport to live and work in Welsh.

Rainbow Newport 

LGBTQ+ coffee Zoom group.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a social reading and befriending programmed delivered by the Reading Agency. 

This free group brings people together using reading - whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else - to get everyone chatting and meet new friends.

Reading Friends runs at Malpas Library on the third Monday of every month from 2-3pm. Just come along. No booking required.

Reality Theatre Community Interest Company

The Reality Theatre runs weekly sessions and workshops across Newport- including drama sessions, arts and crafts or fun nights of quizzes, rock n roll bingo or singalongs.

Activities include acting for over 55s with the opportunity to perform on stage, and behind the scenes work for those not wanting to act.

Other sessions are varied – one week may be arts and crafts, the next a tea party, followed by an evening social event. All sessions are led by the participants – some are trying acting for the first time in their lives while others like to chat about social affairs over a cup of tea.

For further information, please telephone Juls Benson on 07557 300298 or email [email protected] 

Re-engage and Dragon’s Rugby

In-person activity group in Newport for people over the age of 75.

11am -1pm. Rodney’s Bar, Gate 6, NP19 OBH.

To attend contact 02922 801802 or 02922 790247.

Rhiwderin WI

A small group of local ladies who meet to not only make new friends but also to learn about interesting topics and share outings.

Further details can be found on their Facebook page or by emailing Christine Sangster on [email protected].

Sewcial Circle

A craft group meeting online, contact Anthea Thomas on 07890041487

Sporting memories

Meeting online  and in talk and have fun using the memories of sport. Newport group meets weekly at Rodney Parade, Newport, Wednesdays, 11:15am–1:15pm.  

Rogerstone Roses WI

Asocial group for women, offering a voice and force for good in the community. Telephone Mary Edmunds on (01633) 891363 or visit the National Federation of Women's Institutes

Reengage online groups

Free online active groups for the elderly. Each 90-minute session includes around 45 minutes of gentle exercise, plus time to get to know one another in a friendly, sociable setting. 

RVS - Virtual Village Hall

Themed online activities to enjoy at home. Including arts, crafts, music, singing, cooking, dance, exercise, and technology skills. Join in live sessions or catch up on demand.

Stroke Support community steps programme 

Offering a wide range of online activities for anyone who has had a stroke and their carers.

Small Woods Wales 

Offering a wide range of online woodland and nature based activities.

Stroke support group

A volunteer run group providing weekly ongoing support to stroke survivors and carers.

Meeting takes place Wednesday and anytime from 10am onwards until 12:30pm at St.Julian's Methodist Church Hall. St.Julian’s Avenue. Newport, NP197JT.

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Many community groups are held in community centres across the city. Read more about community centres in Newport.