Mossley community organisations and information


Good vibrations

Good Vibrations, singing for fun group, Singers and ‘non-singers’ welcome, the only thing required is that you love to sing. Meet every Thursday 7 to 9pm at Mossley Community Centre, Roughtown Road. £3 including refreshments. Contact Lesley on 01457 83 5241.

1st Mossley (St Georges) Scouts also Beavers and Cubs

Scouting activities open to boys and girls aged between 6-14. Held at Baden House, Carhill Road. Contact – Phil – 01457 834591 or 07708 238268 and Mandy – 0161 338 7388 or 07510 416172. See also

Abney Orchestra

Orchestral playing for any age. Contact Rachael Howarth on 07870 988263. For full details and upcoming events see their website:

Abney Youth Chorus

Singing for 5-16 year olds. Contact Rachael Howarth on 07870 988263.

Aileen’s Allstars

Popular line dance, beginners welcome. Classes every Tuesday at George Lawton Hall from 10.15 to 11.30. Contact Aileen Wood on 0161 633 5428.

All Saints Mother and Toddler Group

Meet at Micklehurst Children’s Centre. Contact Jillian on 01457 83 9309. Full listing is at:

Boom Ting

Introduction to music for babies and young children. Classes run in term time, every Friday morning at Saddleworth Museum. 10:15-11am for children ages 1-4 and 11:30-12pm for babies up to 18 months. The cost is £3 per child and £1 for siblings. Refreshments follow the baby session. Contact Lorna Mottram on 01457 810616. See also

Pennine Art Gallery

Run by Chris Cyprus who represents other artists at the now titled Pennine Art Gallery, 3rd floor, Woodend Mill. All concentrate on local Pennine themes.

Chit Chat Club

Social club for the over sixties. Meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Methodist Church on Market Place from 2.15pm to 4.15pm. Their activities include day trips, talks from community groups, quizzes, sing-songs, flower arranging, armchair exercises and general social get-togethers. Contact Father Lindsay on 01457 832 219.

Emmaus Mossley

Emmaus offer a home and work to previously homeless and unemployed people. The project finances itself by collecting and selling donated goods such as furniture, bric-a-brac, antiques, electrical appliances, clothing, books, toys, etc. These are sold at the Mossley premises. For further details see:

Friday Night Dancing

Monthly ballroom and sequence dancing for all. Contact Ian or Sue Webster on 0161 330 0909.

Friends of Mossley Park

Executive meetings are held on the third Thursday of each Month, 7:00 pm at the Butchers Arms, Top Mossley. All are welcome to attend. For further details contact the Secretary, Mr Paul Dowthwaite on 01457 837 124. Monthly gardening sessions – held on the last Saturday and preceeding Wednesday of the month. Meet at Mossley Hall, Stamford Road, 10am til 12pm. All welcome. We carry out maintainence, plant flower beds and litter pick. The group has entered the Park in North West In Bloom it’s your neighbourhood for two years. Picnic in the Park – Yearly event usually in May. It’s a Knock Out – Yearly event on the first weekend of October.

Joyce Kelso Aerobics

Aerobics and circuit training for all fitness levels aged 14+. Contact Joyce on 01457 875 810.

Livingstone Playgroup

Playgroup up to the age of three and a half. Contact Livingstone School on 01457 832 495.

Micklehurst Cricket and Social Club

Junior and senior cricket teams. Richmond Hill, Castle Lane, Micklehurst. See for up to date details.

Mossley Action for the Elderly

Lunch club for older people. The lunch club meets every Tuesday at the George Lawton Hall from 12pm. A two course homemade dinner and tea/coffee costs £2. Pre booking is required as they have capacity of 56 diners. Contact Gina Smith to book on 839 641.

Mossley and District Sport Leisure Forum

Contact Peter Wilkinson for further details on local events: 01457 873865.

Mossley basketball Club (MBC)

Mossley Basketball Club provides a safe and enjoyable environment for children & adults to develop their basketball skills. Training is at Mossley Hollins High school (Term-time). Contact Mark on 07565 582 449, See also

Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

Production of musical shows, workshops and activities from ages 6+. All play and workshop information is available at Workshops happen on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call John Buckley on 01457 870875 for further information.

Mossley Badminton Club

Recreational badminton for ages 16+. Takes place on Mondays, 7:30-10:30pm at Astley Sports Complex. Further details available at

Mossley Band

Brass band for learners and experienced players. The band practice at the club in Top Mossley and further details can be sought from Mrs Angela Byers on 01457 834457 or at:

Mossley Civic Society

Local history, issues and outings. Contact Dyllis Wolinski (01457 837287) or Lis Jeffares (01457 836444 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information. Information about the heritage centre can be found at the Emmaus website:

Mossley Community Centre

Also known as Roughtown Community Centre, it has a variety of adult and youth workshops and classes which include yoga, tai chi, singing, over 55’s, baby sensory and socatots. Full information can be found here: which includes how to hire facilities.

Mossley Cycle Racing Team

Cycling for all. For full information on regular meet ups and events visit or call John Murray on 0161 628 2514.

Mossley District Guide Association

Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Groups eld at Baden House, Carhill Road. For more information contact: Kathryn Malkin, District Commissioner on 0754 398 9233. Visit

Mossley Festival Association

Mossley Festival Association Ltd (MFA) is a voluntary organisation with a community focus. For information on how to get involved contact the Secretary on 01457 837603 or see

Mossley Juniors Football Club

Football for girls and boys aged between 7-16 years. For further information contact Kevin Hartley (Secretary) on 07702 596 226 or visit

Mossley Methodist Church Community Day Centre

The group meets on Wednesdays 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. It is aimed at people living alone to come and enjoy a chat, lunch, activities and entertainment. Transport is provided to and from the centre. Cost is £5 per session including lunch and transport. Contact: Audrey Nield (01467 832705) or Kathlyn Hepworth (01457 832952).

Mossley School of Dance and Keep Fit

Tuition in ballet, modern and tap dance and keep fit sessions. Dance for age 3 to adults. Keep fit is for adults. For further information contact for younger children contact Miss Catherine on 01457 762114. For children aged 7 and over contact Miss Susan on 0161 292 1978. For aged 14+ contact Marjory Nield on 01457 833 448. See also

Mossley Singers

Social singing and performances. Contact Ann Etchells for further information on 01457 833 356.

Mossley Time of your Life Club

Activities for older people aged 50 plus. Contact Doreen Taylor on 0161 330 2812.

Music Tots

A cheerful Saturday music session for toddlers aged 18 months – 4 years. Singing, playing musical instruments and lots of fun! Sessions are run by a professional musician. Contact Jolanta Livesey on 07554612561 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Panda Playgroup

Playgroup for children aged 2+ during term time only. See for full details.

St John’s Band Mosey

Brass band for learners and experienced players from 12 years to adult. The band rehearse once a week at the Yorkshire Ward Conservative Club Thursdays 8.15 to 9.45pm and the Training Band (learners class) meet at 7.15pm. Musical director is Paul Exton-McGuinness and Secretary for enquiries is Tracey Ellitts (0161 339 3734). Contact for Training Band is Michelle Wilson (01456 51 1252). More information at

Tokkatai Karate Centre

Classes and full details can be found at or by calling Craig Murphy on 07947 791 314.

Tots R Us

Baby and Tots Playgroup with toys, play, crafts, songs and snacks at Roughtown Community Centre. For more information call 01457 83 5179 or see their listing at:

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