"A place for men to share time and skills"

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Men’s Shed, originating in Australia, provides a gathering space for men not engaged in employment or regular socializing. Since its UK inception in 2013, it boasts over 280 registered 'Sheds.' Men, known to communicate better while engaged in activities, find this setting conducive for sharing skills, discussing interests like football and cars, and expressing opinions on various topics. The key is to offer men a practical base outside their homes, fostering interaction and camaraderie.


At the heart of operations is the kettle, symbolizing the start of the day and conversations. The Shed encourages activities for personal satisfaction or community benefit, such as building garden planters or crafting items for local initiatives. Open four days a week, it provides a space for men from diverse backgrounds to connect and socialize.


Equipped with woodworking and engineering tools, the Shed attracts individuals with skills ranging from general to engineering and construction. Operating from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 13:00, it serves as a hub for sharing time and skills.


Prospective members can email: info@rayleighshed.org or call 07961 471879 for details.


An informal Monday induction at 10:30 a.m. at the Megacentre includes a workshop tour, tea, and meeting current members. The session lasts 1-1.5 hours, and interested individuals receive a membership form and code of conduct. Annual membership is £15, with a £2 fee per attended session to cover expenses.

10am to 1pm every week

10am to 1pm every week

10am to 1pm every week

10am to 1pm every week