We are the largest society in Steyning – a social group with serious intent.

Our aim is to encourage people to meet and take an interest in local affairs. We do this by having monthly talks on a wide range of topics, by arranging outings and other social events.

As a large independent society we can keep an eye on what is happening in the town. We support community activities, use the High Street shops and actively protect Steyning’s very special historic landscape. We aim to influence any further developments of our lovely town.

We played a major role in establishing the Steyning Museum; we have raised money for many projects and are active in town affairs.

If you are a Steyning resident or have strong links with the town or are thinking of moving to the area, you should join the Society. You will meet like-minded people, feel part of the Community and be better informed about the local area.


Talks at the Steyning Centre were suspended for most of 2021 due to  the social distancing measures relating to COVID 19 but the Society continued to make the talks available on YouTube.

It is hoped to start the talks again in September 2021 at the Steyning Centre with the first talk taking place on the 17th September with wine available to celebrate the return. This will  be subject to the relevant Health and Safety guidelines in operation at at the Steyning Centre at the time.

The talk in September will be by the well know speaker Dr Janet Pennington on Sussex Inn signs and their history.


One of the Society’s aims is to maintain and improve the amenities of Steyning. This is achieved in part by offering small grants to local initiatives. Applications for these should be returned to the Hon Treasurer on or before May 1 or November 1 each year, A downloadable form may be found on the Contact us page.

We are a registered charity with the Charity Commission, registration No. 269859


To find out more please go to our contact us page.