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 include:
All Saints Church
Marlow Centre Ladies Club
Marlow Common Women's Institute
Marlow Community Choir
Marlow Music Makers
Marlow National Trust Association
Marlow Rowing Club
Marlow Town Council
Marlow Town Regatta and Festival
Rotary Club of Marlow
Rotary Club of Marlow - Thames
St John Toddler Group
Temple Island Management
United Reform Church (Christ Church)
Archaeology in Marlow
Archaeology in Marlow’s aim is to investigate and discover the archaeology and pre-history of Marlow and its surrounding parishes. We conduct archaeological investigations and research and provide training for beginners, young and old alike. Everyone is welcome to join and members enjoy research, fieldwork, training courses, talks and visits.
Four Seasons Club
The Four Seasons club is for all over 55’s members who meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10.15 am. The Members enjoy outings, holidays, talks and meeting friends. There is a book stall and a raffle held every month and of course free tea/coffee and biscuits for everyone who attends.
For more information, please contact Mrs Linda Richards (Secretary) on 01628 605661
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.
Help us learn more about the amazing 6000 year history of Marlow and the surrounding area. Join us for talks, fieldwork, visits, research and more. No previous experience necessary, just an interest in our fascinating past: all are welcome. We’re also known as MAS.
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, Chairman of Marlow Conservatives 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 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
Marlow Social Club (formally Marlow Wine Circle)
The Marlow Social Club is a social group of over 60 people who meet at 8pm on the first Tuesday of every month to listen to a talk or to a choir, or get involved in some form of arts or entertainment. In addition we have social events throughout the year, such as a dinner and dance, or an extravaganza such as a "Mary Poppins"-themed evening. We were originally a wine-makers club but no-one makes their own wine any more, but we still enjoy wine and beer.
The membership Secretary, Jeanette Wilson, can be contacted at email@example.com or on 01628483294.
Scottish Country Dancing
Marlow Scottish Country Dancing Club meets at the United Reformed Church in Marlow every Thursday at 2pm. New members are always welcome. No previous experience, special dress or equipment is required and you don’t need to come with a partner. Sessions costs £4 – the first session is FREE.
For further information please contact George Flett on 01628 481820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.