Many local community-based organisations are affiliated to Marlow Community Association (MCA). For a small annual fee this provides reduced booking rates for room hire. In addition, each affiliate is required to nominate a Trustee of MCA to represent them on the General Council.
Affiliated groups currently include:
All Saints Church
Extra Timers Art Group
Marlow Centre Ladies Club
Marlow Common Women's Institute
Marlow Community Choir
Marlow National Trust Association
Marlow Town Council
Marlow Town Regatta and Festival
Rotary Club of Marlow
Rotary Club of Marlow - Thames
RSPCA - South Bucks
Temple Island Management
United Reform Church (Christ Church)
Four Seasons Club Marlow
Four Seasons Club Marlow meets up socially on the first Wednesday of every month from February through to December to hear a talk and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with friends. Regular coach outings are arranged for members to have a day out as well as two holidays per year. Club meetings start at 10 am but you can arrive from 9:30 am onwards if you wish to make a booking for trips and holidays, or to pay your annual membership fee. There is a book/puzzle stall and a raffle is held every month.
For more information, please contact our Chairman on 01628 486596 or our Secretary on 01628 290583
Marlow & District Chamber of Commerce
Marlow Chamber of Commerce is an association representing just under 100 businesses that operate in Marlow. Our members are businesses of all sizes and market sectors. We meet monthly 10 times a year for information on local news and networking.
Marlow & District U3A
The objective of Marlow & District U3A is the advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people and those who are retired from full time work, including associated activities conducive to learning and personal development in Marlow and district. Our website here gives contact details and a full listing of all of our group activities.
Marlow Age Concern
Marlow Age Concern, an independent charity, runs a Day Centre which is open to guests each weekday by invitation for company and a two course lunch. The Phoenix Stroke club runs on Monday afternoons and the Transport Service provides transport to hospital and doctors appointments.
We always need more cooks, kitchen and washing up help, minibus escorts and drivers and day room helpers.
Marlow Amateur Operatic Society
MAOS is Marlow’s very own musical theatre company and has been bringing theatrical performances to Marlow for over 60 years. We welcome anyone to our group who is aged 16 years plus and you don’t need any prior experience.
Marlow Archaeology Group
The Marlow area has been the scene of human activity for over 6000 years. Help us find out more about our fascinating past. Join us for talks, fieldwork, visits, research and more. No previous experience needed, just an interest in our town and its history: all are welcome.
Marlow Conservative Association
Marlow Conservatives is the local branch of the Beaconsfield Conservative Association, part of the Conservative Party nationally. This association supports the local Association and National Party through political discussion, fundraising and other activities. We have local Councillors on Marlow Town Council and Buckinghamshire Council, who are available to assist with any residents’ issues.
For further information on how to join or support us, please contact Richard Scott on 01628 488186 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlow Folk Dance Club
Marlow Folk Dance Club is a very friendly club which meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from September to June. We dance from 8.00 p.m. to 10.15 p.m., with a break for refreshments. During the summer months we meet for dancing in members’ gardens, and have other events so that we keep in touch with each other.
The club was formed in 1960 and has met regularly ever since. Our dancing is best described as English Country Dancing, and we are often accompanied by live music. At other times we dance to CDs chosen by the caller. All dances are walked through before being put to music, so that even beginners can pick up the moves easily. The moves are called throughout each dance at the discretion of the caller.
New members will always be welcomed, and beginners especially will find more experienced dancers ready to dance with them. It is not necessary to come with a partner.
Contact details : Janet Boothman (chairman) 01494 531716
We are included in the Chiltern Folk Association website : www.chilternfolk.org.uk
Marlow & District Horticultural Society
Marlow & District Horticultural Society organise 10 talks per year, always on the second Tuesday of the month. The talks can vary from how to grow vegetables to creating colour in the winter garden. In May we hold a very successful plant sale & in August we have our annual show. We also organise two visits each year plus a Christmas dinner for members. It costs only £5 annual subscription with £2 for entry on the night for non-members and £1 for members. We have a trading shed open on Saturdays, where members can buy good quality goods for their allotments and gardens.
Contact details: Secretary - post currently vacant, Show Secretary 01628 485545, Membership Secretary 01628 483594.
Marlow Methodist Church
Marlow Methodist Church offers a warm welcome to all. Pop in for a coffee (or tea etc.), or join one of the other activities at the church ( on Spittal St ). The church supports a number of charities, and welcomes any involvement. There are Sunday Services, to cater for a range of ages and preferences.
Please visit the website for more details at www.marlowmethodistchurch.org.uk
Marlow Museum is located by the Pound Lane car park, by the entrance to Court Garden Leisure Centre, handy to Higginson Park and the town centre. Lots of interest and information about Marlow and the surrounding area, people, places, buildings, historical items, in a compact space. Please visit our website for opening times and more information. Admission is free.
tel: 01628 485474
Marlow Music Makers
Marlow Music Makers Choir was established in July 2009.
Weekly rehearsals lead up to two main concerts, performed in June or July and December, in Christchurch United Reformed Church, Oxford Road, Marlow.
The concerts comprise popular songs from around the 1920s up to the present day and musical numbers played by the Choir’s own musicians. The Choir also accepts invitations to perform at various charitable and other events in and around Marlow.
For further information telephone 01628 484937
Marlow Town Twinning Association
Marlow is twinned with Marly-Le-Roi near Paris in France and Budavar which is a district within Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
To find out more and for details of both twinning organisations, please visit our website at www.marlowtowntwinning.co.uk
Thames Valley Scale Model Club
We are an enthusiastic group of over 50 people of all ages (from 11 to 93 years young) with a shared passion for making and displaying scale models of Aircraft, Ships, Military Vehicles, Figures and many other subjects, made from plastic model kits (Airfix, Revell, Tamiya etc), resin, Vac formed or mixed media kits, and some brave members even make completely scratch built models. Many of our members are also Members of the International Plastic Modellers Society (ipmsuk.co.uk ), and many belong to other model clubs. While most of the members are enthusiastic amateurs whose main aim is enjoyment & relaxation, we do have past IPMS National Champions, and recognised experts in their fields, who happily help the less experienced members.
Please visit the website at http://groupspaces.com/ThamesValleyScaleModelClub
The Marlow Players
Amateur theatre offers an interesting and fulfilling hobby for those who wish to become part of a team of like-minded people—on stage; backstage; directing; publicity; front of house—whatever suits your talent or interest.
The aim of the Players is to provide the theatre going public with a quality production both on and off stage. We rehearse and create and build our own sets in the Studio in Liston Road.
The Marlow Players’ produce two plays a year, one in November/December and the other in March/April, staged in the Shelley Theatre, Court Garden. Every two years we take our English Spring production to our twin-town in France, Marly-le-Roi.
We also present ‘Murder Mystery Evenings’, usually in Liston Hall, which have proved very popular and successful.
The Marlow Society
The Marlow Society aims to represent Marlow and the surrounding area, in supporting preservation and appropriate development. It originated as the Marlow Bridge Preservation Society in 1958, formed to prevent the replacement of the suspension bridge with a modern structure. The website gives an insight into some of the current activities, contact details and a range of interesting local history articles.
Please visit www.marlowsociety.org.uk
WEA Maidenhead Branch organises adult education courses with professional lecturers, run in Liston Hall for WEA Marlow Branch. We normally hold one art history course per term (7-10 weeks; 2 hours per session) on a Thursday morning.