Clubs and Societies

Beaver Scouts  

Please click open to find out about our friendly, over-subscribed Beaver colony; 1st Fittleworth Beaver Scout docx

Contact ;  Tracey Casebow; 01798 865148

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 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 .

Brownies

There will be more information about Fittleworth Brownies soon.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/guiding-by-age-group/brownies/

Cricket Club

See Sports and Social Club

Croquet

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/

Crusaders

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

Cub Scouts

There will be more information about the Cub Scouts soon. Please see;

http://www.fittleworth-scout-group.co.uk/

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 https://fittleworthflyers.org.uk/

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. Please see; Friends of St Mary’s docx

Contact 01798 865563

Guides

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

http://www.fittleworth-scout-group.co.uk/scouts

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  http://fittleworthhorticulturalsociety.co.uk/   or 01798 865175

NADFAS

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

Scouts

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

http://www.fittleworth-scout-group.co.uk/

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

Stoolball 

See Sport and Social Club

U3A

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