Clubs and Societies
Please click open to find out about our friendly, over-subscribed Beaver colony; 1st Fittleworth Beaver Scout docx
Contact ; Tracey Casebow; 01798 865148
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.
Fittleworth is fortunate enough to have 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 .
There will be more information about Fittleworth Brownies soon.
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; http://www.rothervalleycroquet.co.uk/
We welcome children and young people; Junior Crusaders is for school years 1-5 and normally meet on every other Friday in term time. Senior Crusaders is school years 6-9 and meet usually once a month on Sunday evenings, but this varies so for more details and contact see the Events calendar and open;crusaders-docx-3
There will be more information about the Cub Scouts soon. Please see;
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 https://fittleworthflyers.org.uk/
Fittleworth Spinners are a small friendly group who meet regularly to get together and spin wool. Contact; Vivian Benham 01798 865392
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. Please see; Friends of St Mary’s docx
Contact 01798 865563
There will be more information about Fittleworth Guides and Scouts Group soon;
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 http://fittleworthhorticulturalsociety.co.uk/ or 01798 865175
Two NADFAS groups meet in the Village Hall in Fittleworth.
West Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society usually meet on Tuesday afternoons; http://www.westsussexdfas.org/ .
South Downs Decorative and Fine Arts Society usually meet on Wednesday afternoons; https://sussex.nadfas.net/south-downs-dfas
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.
Over 60s Club
A friendly club who meet for lunch once a month and also have occasional outings. Contact C Sargeant 01798 867460
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:- https://fittleworthrifleclub.org/ or phone S Ide 01798 872095
U3A (University of the Third Age) has groups throughout the country. Our local group is the Arun Valley U3A; we are a group of retired or semi-retired people who live in Fittleworth and the villages nearby and who enjoy a range of activities. For more information contact ; http://u3asites.org.uk/arun-valley/home or G Martin 01798 865528