The Parish Church Bell Ringers are affiliated to the Sussex County Association of Change Ringers. They ring for Sunday services on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month between 10am and 10.30am. Ringing for evening services is by arrangement.
Practices are held each Thursday evening from 8pm to 9.15pm.
Contact: Edna Everest
We meet on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month.
Contact Barry McMenamin: 01444 243533 or email
For anyone interested in gardening whether they be novices or experienced. We meet September to April, every 4th Thursday of each month at 7.45pm. in the Village Hall. Annual membership costs £7 payable at the AGM (the January meeting). Guest speakers cover a wide variety of topics. See the “Events” section for details of our meetings and talks. Each meeting cost 50p for members and £1 for non-members. Visitors very welcome -just come along!
This club is for Senior Citizens and meets in the Renshaw Room of the Village Hall on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm. We play whist and bingo, enjoy a chat and have a cup of tea. Christmas Lunch in December. New members are always very welcome.
Contact Barbara Deadman: 01444 831811
Formed in 1993, the aim of the Society is to foster an interest in local history by means of talks, visits, walks and research. Most meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 8pm in the Village Hall plus outings during the summer. See our full programme and details of the Society posted on the Documents section of this website. Annual subscription £7 plus £1 per meeting. Visitors £2.50 per meeting. Members are admitted to Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint Historical Society meetings at a reduced rate on production of a valid membership card.
Contact Paula Wood: 01444 471242 or via email
Open to all men and women, single or married. The MU is a Christian organisation that promotes the well-being of families world-wide by:
- Developing prayer and spiritual growth in families
- Studying and reflecting on family life and marriage – and their place in society
- Resourcing our members to take practical action and improve conditions for families, both nationally and in the communities in which they live.
Meetings are held at 10.30am in the Church Room, St Peter and St John the Baptist, on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise stated.
The Mothers’ Union (MU) is a Christian organisation with more than three-and-a-half million members worldwide. The backbone of the MU is our worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their individual background, our members are joined together by a commitment to marriage and family. Volunteers give their time unstintingly to help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns or fundraising.
The MU also employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from local dioceses, so they speak the language, understand the culture and customs and have first-hand experience of the problems their neighbours face. MU workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community. For example they enable people to gain essential skills, develop and encourage sustainable self-help projects, and run training seminars for local MU members and the wider community.
Workers also run the Literacy and Development Programme in Malawi, Sudan and Burundi. This programme enables learners to become literate and numerate as well as to gain skills in health, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and poverty alleviation.
The MU is also involved in campaigning and lobbying on a number of worldwide issues such as parental rights, international debt relief and child poverty. We are happy to be working in partnership with various organisations, including the United Nations and other ecumenical groups.
Contact: Dorothy Matthew: 01444 440798 or via email
Wivelsfield Little Theatre
WLT is aimed at people with an interest in any aspect of amateur dramatics, on stage or backstage. As well as actors, there is always a warm welcome for anyone interested in set construction, costumes, make-up etc. We welcome people of all ages and ability -our members range from teenagers to those in their 70’s and 80’s. You can commit as much time as you like, depending on your choice of activity:
- Acting – be someone else
- Directing – boss everyone about
- Stage Management – be a control freak
- Lighting – play with knobs, switches and sliders
- Costume – make our actors look good
- Set Design – wow the audience
- Set Building – play with power tools
- Prompt – lose your hair and sanity
- Props – great excuse to tour the charity shops
- Front of House – Welcome our audience
- and many more
The society puts on two productions a year, usually in the spring and autumn. In addition we have play readings and a very wide range of social activities.
For more information go to www.wivelsfieldlittletheatre.co.uk
Contact Julie Davey: 01444 471449 or via email
We welcome members and new members to our afternoon meetings every third Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall. There is no membership fee and a small admission covers an excellent tea, entertainment, a raffle and some bingo. There are also outings to places of interest and other special occasions during the year. Sunday lunches are organised on the first Sunday of every month for £3.50 (2 courses & cheese & biscuits)
Contact Sue Henderson: 01444 471319
A friendly group for women and definitely not “Jam and Jerusalem”. Meetings, featuring a mixture of speakers and social events, are held in the Village Hall on the third Monday of every month at 2pm. In addition, we usually arrange two outings a year as well as meetings in members’ homes during the summertime for lunch and tea. New faces always very welcome!
Contact Marigold Sears: 01273 8351712 or Pat Younger: 01444 471660
This is not a beginners club but a friendly and active non-league club playing to a fairly high standard, although currently no matches are played with other clubs. Meetings every Thursday in the Village Hall between 10am and 1pm with a break for coffee. Most games played are doubles.
Contact Barbara Rutherford: 01273 841898 or via email
We meet in the Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from September to May, 7pm to 9.30pm. All ages from 11 upwards. Anyone good enough could play in the Wealden League for the East Sussex County team, or even England! Thursday afternoons all year round, 2pm to 4.30pm. Mainly aimed at the older generation. A social afternoon with free tea and biscuits half way through.
Contact Norman and Christine Baker: 01444 471694