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/name Organisation Contact details

Thakeham Community & Events

Village Hall Trust Chairman: John Bearman 01903 744971

Secretary/Treasurer: John Instance 01403 741369

Bookings: Hall Manager Sarah Skelding on 07954 995718 or email

Thakeham Festival  and

See also St Mary’s Church

Thakeham Village Action
White Lion Thakeham


We also recommend the excellent listings at:
Gardening Thakeham Gardeners Club More information here.  Contact Linda Turk 01403 741068
Storrington Horticultural Society
Storrington Flower Club Mrs Wendy Cliffe 01903 744467  Meets at Sullingtion PC hall: 4th Weds/month 2.00pm
Art Chanctonbury Art Club Mrs. Leathley 01403 785351
Priory Art Group Sheila Appleford 01903 742006
Bellringing Thakeham Bellringers Facebook pageFurther info on this website. Christine Hounslow 01798 8159933; email: or Roger Watts 01798 813775; email:
Bridge Thakeham Bridge Club Harold Linfield 01798 812276
Storrington Bridge Club
Bingo Storrington
Camera Storrington Camera Club Brown 01798 812183 
Computing Pulborough Computer Club
Youth/Scouts Sullington & Storrington Scout Groups, Sullington Brownies,Storrington/West Chiltington Rainbows, Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ Association For contact details of these groups see:
Sewing/Quilting Stitchers of Sullington Tel. 01403 731121
Storrington Quilters Email:
Stamp Collecting Storrington & District Stamp Society
Motoring Storrington And District Classic And Sportscar Enthusiasts
Womens’ Institute Sullington Windmills WI, West Chiltington WI
Other womens’ clubs Thakeham Ladies Ann Walker 01798 812802
Thakeham Rebels Barbara Laker 01798 812266
Local history Storrington Museum

West Chiltington Museum Group

West Chiltington PC website

Dance Thakeham Morris Tim Everett 01798 815708
Storrington Circle & European Folkdance Group Sue Kewley 01903 744929
Music Sandgate Singers
West Chiltington Silver Band
Rambling Arun Adur Ramblers
Horsham District Council
Conservation Storrington Conservation Society Mick Denness 745971
Sandgate Conservation Group
Amateur Dramatics Storrington Dramatic Society
West Chiltington Dramatic Society


W Chilt Theatre Arts Club

Charities and Community service providers

Age UK (Horsham District)
Independent Lives Pulborough
Rotary Club Storrington & Pulborough
Round Table Storrington & District
Lions Club Chanctonbury Lions Club Malcolm Biggs   T: 01903 743847
RSPB Pulborough Brooks
Sussex Wildlife Trust
HDC Adopt-a-Street scheme
Volunteering (Open Spaces)
WSCC Carewise (Care funding advice)
Library Storrington


See our Schools page.

GP Practices               To search GP practices in the area:                 
Pulborough Medical Group, Spiro Close, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1FG 01798 872815

The Glebe Surgery, Monastery Lane, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4LR 01903 742942

Billingshurst Surgery, Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9QZ 01403 782931

Other Health & Wellbeing related
Horsham District Wellbeing
Macmillan nurses West Sussex
Mary How Trust Cancer prevention charity

Neighbouring Parish Councils

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

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

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, Storrington Parish Priest: Fr Charles Howell                 01903 740338                                           Email:               Website:
Methodist: Trinity Methodist Church, Storrington Rev. Graham Locking                                    Tel: 01903 746390
Islam: Worthing Islamic Cultural Centre Telephone: 01903 215163
Quaker: Blue Idol, Oldhouse Lane,Coolham
Jehovah’s Witness: Kingdom Hall Mr Nicholas Laker                                                 01403 785412


Leisure Centres Storrington
Cricket West Chiltington & Thakeham


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

Storrington Vipers

Swimming Clubs

Nearest public pool

See Billingshurst Leisure Centre above.

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