Community Contacts

Here is a selection of local listings and contact information for groups in the Thakeham community, and related useful links in the area.  Skip to the category you are interested in, or browse the full listing. Bear in mind our disclaimers regarding external content. Please let us know of any errors and updates!

Thakeham Community & Events
Charities & Community service providers
Health & Wellbeing
Neighbouring Parish Councils
Press & Listings

See our Schools page:

Group type/nameOrganisationContact details

Thakeham Community & Events

Village Hall TrustChairman: John Bearman 01903 744971

Secretary/Treasurer: John Instance 01403 741369

Bookings: Hall Manager Sarah Skelding or Amanda Norton on 01798 815 467 or email

Thakeham Festival  and

See also St Mary’s Church

Thakeham Village Action
White Lion Thakeham


We also recommend the excellent listings at:
GardeningThakeham Gardeners ClubMore information here.  Contact Linda Turk 01403 741068
Storrington Horticultural Society
Storrington Flower ClubMrs Wendy Cliffe 01903 744467  Meets at Sullingtion PC hall: 4th Weds/month 2.00pm
ArtChanctonbury Art ClubMrs. Leathley 01403 785351
Priory Art GroupSheila Appleford 01903 742006
BellringingThakeham BellringersFacebook pageFurther info on this website. Christine Hounslow 01798 8159933; email: or Roger Watts 01798 813775; email:
BridgeThakeham Bridge ClubHarold Linfield 01798 812276
Storrington Bridge
CameraStorrington Camera Brown 01798 812183 
ComputingPulborough Computer
Youth/ScoutsSullington & Storrington Scout Groups, Sullington Brownies,Storrington/West Chiltington Rainbows, Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ AssociationFor contact details of these groups see:
Sewing/QuiltingStitchers of SullingtonTel. 01403 731121
Storrington QuiltersEmail:
Stamp CollectingStorrington & District Stamp Society
MotoringStorrington And District Classic And Sportscar
Womens’ InstituteSullington Windmills WI, West Chiltington WI
Other womens’ clubsThakeham LadiesAnn Walker 01798 812802
Thakeham RebelsBarbara Laker 01798 812266
Local historyStorrington Museum

West Chiltington Museum Group

West Chiltington PC website

DanceThakeham Morris Tim Everett 01798 815708
Storrington Circle & European Folkdance GroupSue Kewley 01903 744929
West Chiltington Silver
RamblingArun Adur
Horsham District Council
ConservationStorrington Conservation Society Mick Denness 745971
Sandgate Conservation Group
Amateur DramaticsStorrington Dramatic
West Chiltington Dramatic


W Chilt Theatre Arts Club

Charities and Community service providers

Age UK (Horsham District)
Independent LivesPulborough
Rotary ClubStorrington & Pulborough
Round TableStorrington &
Lions ClubChanctonbury Lions ClubMalcolm Biggs   T: 01903 743847
Sussex Wildlife Trust
HDCAdopt-a-Street scheme
Volunteering (Open Spaces)
WSCCCarewise (Care funding advice)


See our Schools page.

GP Practices               To search GP practices in the area:                 
Pulborough Medical Group, Spiro Close, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1FG01798 872815

The Glebe Surgery, Monastery Lane, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4LR01903 742942

Billingshurst Surgery, Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9QZ01403 782931

Other Health & Wellbeing related
Horsham District Wellbeing
Macmillan nursesWest Sussex
Mary How TrustCancer prevention charity

Neighbouring Parish Councils

Links to nearby Parish Councils can be found here, including:

Amberley, Ashington, Parham, Shipley, Storrington & Sullington, Washington, West Chiltington,

Press & Listings

Sussex Local
County Times
West Sussex Info




St Mary’s Church, Thakeham

St Mary’s Church, Sullington
Three Heralds magazine
Catholic:Our Lady of England Catholic Church, StorringtonParish Priest: Fr Charles Howell                 01903 740338                                           Email:               Website:
Methodist:Trinity Methodist Church, StorringtonRev. Graham Locking                                    Tel: 01903 746390
Islam:Worthing Islamic Cultural CentreTelephone: 01903 215163
Quaker:Blue Idol, Oldhouse Lane,Coolham
Jehovah’s Witness:Kingdom HallMr Nicholas Laker                                                 01403 785412


CricketWest Chiltington & Thakeham


Football (adult)Thakeham Village FC
Football (junior)Ashington Cougars

Storrington Vipers


Nearest public pool

See Billingshurst Leisure Centre above.

Other sports, including badminton, cycling, martial arts, rugby, running, squash, table tennis, tennis – see