Community Organisations

Welling has a vibrant array of community organisations throughout the town. This page serves as a hub to showcase the diverse communities, social circles, and support networks within the region. 

If you are involved with a community organisation in Welling or covering the whole of the London Borough of Bexley, and you would like to feature here, please contact with details.

List of local organisations

Royal British Legion

The Bexleyheath and Welling Branch of the Royal British Legion meets at the Bellegrove Social Club in Welling on the last Tuesday of each month at 8pm.

Membership is open to everyone and previous military service is not required.

Our main work in the area is involved with fund raising for the Poppy Appeal.  We also conduct Remembrance events which includes parading our Standard at funerals if requested.

The money we raise goes to our Armed Forces beneficiaries.  We have a Welfare representative who can offer advice on how to contact our Welfare team.


RBL Helpline: 0808 802 8080   8am to 8pm 7 days a week

Welling Wives

Welling Wives is a social group that takes place at St Michael’s Community Centre in Wrotham Road and has been running for over 30 years.

They meet on the second and fourth Wednesday in the month between  8:00pm and 9:45pm.

It is £3 per session, which includes tea, biscuits, free raffle and a speaker.

Joining the WI is a wonderful way to meet new people, make new friends and there are plenty of opportunities for all members to take an active role in the various campaigns being championed by NFWI. Wherever you live in West Kent and whatever your interests and ideas, we know there is a local WI waiting to welcome you.

There ate two WI groups based in Welling.  They are:

Click on the links to find out more details about when they meet

Girlguiding is a leading charity for girls and young woman in the UK. Across Bexleyheath and Welling we have 20 fantastic volunteers providing a weekly unit meeting for nearly 300 children. Through fun, friendship and adventure we empower our girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today in a safe girl-only space.

Click here to find out more.

St Marys Players

For over 50 years St. Mary’s Players have been putting on twice yearly productions in Welling, Kent. We’re a small, diverse and friendly group always looking for new members to join us!
Our regular meeting is at 8 pm on a Friday, with Wednesday rehearsals happening during the lead up to shows. Our productions take place in June and December.

The Friends of Danson Park

Friends of Danson Park was established in 2002. A voluntary group, funded by its membership and fund-raising activities, its aims have always been to work, not only to enhance and increase the Park’s environmental and ecological sustainability but also to support other groups working within the Park and Danson Mansion.

St Stephen's Playgroup

St Stephen’s playgroup is a friendly and relaxing environment where children under 5 can run about whilst their carers socialise.  

We look forward to welcoming you.

The group takes place at St Stephen’s Church Hall on Wednesdays and is run by volunteers.  Entry is £2, which covers rent and other costs.

We give you a little bit of training then match you with someone in your local community who is lonely or isolated and/or who is nearing the end of life through age or illness. You would visit them for around an hour a week to offer your friendship: we match carefully based on interests and experiences so you will get as much out of it as the person you are visiting..

Bexley age UK

Welling Women’s Befriending Cafe

Age UK Bexley offers a fun friendly environment at our Welling befriending cafe current located at the Erith and Belvedere Football Club at Park View Road.  It takes place every Wednesday morning between 10:30 and 12:30.

You can expect to meet new people, take part in fun games and activities delivered as well a grabbing a tea or coffee.

Thursday lunch club at The Guy

Every Thursday there is a lunch club at The Guy Earl of Warwick.  Please note that there are limited spaces and you will need to book in advance.  Click on the link above for details of how to book.

Our foodbank (food toiletries and baby items) runs Tuesday 10-2 at the Salvation
Army in Welling High Street as a drop in or by appointment at other times.
Referral not needed We can be contacted on

Bexley Park Run


Bexley parkrun is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. It is held every Saturday at 9:00am.

The event takes place at Danson Park, Bexley. See Course page for more details. It’s free to join in but please register with parkrun before you first come along. 

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We’re friendly!

Please join us for a post run coffee at the Danson Stables every week. They open from 10am and provide a good range of food/drink. Indoor and outdoor seating available – weather dependant!

Alzheimer's Society Bexley Branch

If you need dementia support, Alzheimer’s Society are here for you. We know dementia affects everyone differently. So whether you, a loved one, a friend or neighbour is affected by dementia, we’re here to support you.

 Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for anyone affected by dementia living in the London Borough of Bexley.

 Support is available for anyone who is worried about their memory or who has been diagnosed with dementia or if you are supporting someone living with dementia you can contact us for advice and support on:-

 Information, advice and signposting services

to people in the process of getting a diagnosis or from diagnosis of dementia onwards.

 Call our Support Line:  0333 150 3456



Let's Go Cycling

Many of our cyclists are from all parts of London including Bexley and South London with all kinds of backgrounds and riding a range of different bikes, the main focus is cycling and having fun.

We organise many social cycle rides, normally on weekends and sometimes in the summer evenings. We often have themed rides, where we visit places of interest, buildings etc, and learn about particular history of an area or have a ride with nice views/scenery and interesting. A food/Coffee/pub stop is common on our rides.
Always ensure that your bike is safe and fit for purpose before attending, Our rides are low risk rides that are tried and tested and all our rides are led by trained and competent leaders.  The rides are aimed to be fun and enjoyable social rides reaching back on time and not leaving anyone behind. Why not come along and join the fun! ” All Welcome”
The rides start from Danson park and other areas of Bexley and sometimes from the Cuttysark. – please feel free to contact me via the “Lets ride” messenger on this site or email at: if you have any questions or queries regarding our rides. Why not join our friendly “Let’s Go” Facebook group for everything cycling and more! Hope to see you on a ride soon – Harry Clark

Falconwood Spiritualist Group are a friendly group and welcome everyone who comes through our doors.

The group can be found at the small hall of Falconwood Community Centre every Thursday except the last Thursday of each month.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.