Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies – due to Covid-19 many clubs had their activities cancelled or on-line only. Now that activities are open again, please let us know if we need to update your club or society.

Beaver Scouts

Please click open to find out about our friendly, over-subscribed Beaver colony;

Bell Ringing

We are fortunate at St Mary’s Church Fittleworth, to have a peal of significant bells. Canon Arthur Simpson, rector of Fittleworth from 1876-1900, increased the bells from two medieval bells, to a peal of six bells. He was well known for his work on tuning bells.

Please contact Vivian Benham  01798 865392  or Carole and Rupert  Burne 01798 813513 to find out more about our active band.

Bowling Clubs

Fittleworth has two bowling clubs in the village.

Fittleworth Short Mat Bowls is played in the village hall during the winter months and practise meetings are held once a week on Tuesday evenings. There is ample car parking space at the village hall, and new members are always welcome. For more information and contact details please click on this link .

Fittleworth Bowling Club is played outdoors on the green in Lower Street during the summer months. New members are invited to have a trial bowl when we meet on Tuesday evenings. For more information and contact details please click on this link .


Fittleworth Brownies meet on a Thurs evening, term time only from 6 to 7.30pm at the Scout & Guide Head Quarters.  If you would like more information please visit our national website and click on the link for Brownies (this is the website page below).  To join us you will need to register on the same website and go to the join us page.  We would really like to welcome new members.

Cricket Club


Calling all cricketers, the new season is only a few weeks away now, and we are looking for new players to join our wonderful Village Club playing Sunday only friendly Cricket.

Pre-Season practice will begin on Sunday 24th April at 2pm on the Recreation Ground, that’s two weeks before our 2022 season starts on Sunday 8th May

So if you are 14+, experienced at cricket or a complete novice but want to learn, get in touch, or just turn up for practice on 24th April……

Please see ‘Upcoming Events’ for practice and match dates, or contact

Andy Kitchener 07714 264454,  Gary Cook 07733 347378 or

See Sports and Social Club


Rother Valley Croquet Club (originally Fittleworth Croquet Club)  Now located off the A285 south of Petworth GU28 0JY

The  Croquet Club started it’s life as Fittleworth Croquet Club in Fittleworth.  It moved to new grounds  at the Recreation Ground by Duncton Village Hall in 2000 as The Rother Valley Croquet Club.  There are two full size lawns and a small lawn used for practice.The Club House has wonderful views across to the South Downs and is used for teas, lunches and shelter when needed.

Croquet is a tactically compelling, challenging and accessible game that is easy to learn and enjoy at any age. There are four club sessions each week and a coaching session which is free to all members. At other times the lawns are available for play unless matches, group visits or special events are scheduled. The playing season extends from April to October with social events during the winter. New members, absolute beginners or experienced are welcome. We have equipment available for the use of members and guests.

More details of the club are on the website;

Cub Scouts

For more information about the Cub Scouts soon. Please contact

Fittleworth Flyers

A friendly, running club who meet twice a week, often in Fittleworth. They have an annual West Sussex area Fittleworth Fives Run based in Fittleworth and Stopham. Contact ; Fittleworth Flyers at

Fittleworth Spinners

Fittleworth Spinners are a small friendly group who meet regularly to get together and spin wool. Contact; Vivian Benham 01798 865392

Football Club

See Sports and Social Club

Friends of St Mary’s Fittleworth

We welcome anyone who would like to help preserve, repair and improve St Mary’s church building, through community fund-raising events.

Contact 01798 865202


There will be more information about Fittleworth Guides and Scouts Group soon;

Horticultural Society

We hold two shows a year, visit gardens, have a speaker at our AGM and hold a popular annual Quiz Night – do join us!

Contact   or 01798 865175

Arts Societies

Two Arts Society groups meet in the Village Hall in Fittleworth.

The Arts Society – West Sussex usually meet on Tuesday afternoons;

The Arts Society – South Downs usually meet on Wednesday mornings;

Both groups have illustrated lectures on different aspects of decorative and fine arts, along with Study Days, outings and tours. Please open the links for more details and look at the calendar for subjects, dates and times of meetings.

The Fittleworth Lunch Club

A friendly club who meet for lunch once a month at the Sports and Social Club. Please contact  01798 865629 for more information.


Children’s drama, dance and singing classes for 4-12 year oldsFittleworth Village HallMondays at 3.45pm and 4.45pm 255 9120


There will be more information about the Scout and Guide Group soon.

Short Mat Bowls

See Bowling Clubs   Short Mats Bowling in Fittleworth.docx 

or contact Tessa Clegg 01798 865914

Small-bore Rifle Club  (The Mounteney Jephson Memorial Rifle Club)

The Rifle Club has an interesting history; it was formed in 1902, when Captain Mounteney Jephson paid to have an old sandpit at Hesworth Common turned into a Rifle Club. For more details and contact see:-  or phone S Ide 01798 872095


See Sport and Social Club


What is U3A? It is leisure, creative and educational activities in a friendly environment for retired and semi-retired people make friends and learn together.
So, expand your interests, skills and learning in an informal friendly atmosphere. It’s never too late to try something new. U3A has been promoted as a means of keeping mind and body active, and as an antidote to loneliness on ‘You and Yours’ on Radio 4, and BBC1 TV.
Keep your mind Active in retirement: Basic yearly membership is only £10 to cover administration. (small extra charge to cover hall costs with some groups).
Groups meet in Fittleworth , Pulborough, Storrington and surrounding area.
Arun Valley U3A Interest Groups: Art Appreciation, Art and Crafts, Ballet and Dance Appreciation, Book Circle, Coffee and Conversation, Craft & Embroidery, Film Circle, Flowers and Gardens, French Conversation, History and Discussion, Local History, Luncheon Groups, Music Appreciation, Natural History, Opera Appreciation, Poetry Group, Table Tennis, Science and Technology, Spanish Conversation, Walking.
Information: Email:’’ Phone: Graham Martin – 01798 865528 Website