Wivelsfield Historical Society was formed in 1993Logo Transparent Copyright with the aim of fostering interest in local history by talks, visits, walks and research. Most meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, at 8 p.m. in Wivelsfield Village Hall, together with some weekend outings in the summer.

Typically our speakers talk for an hour followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a raffle, then a speaker question and answer session to end

There are plenty of parking spaces near the hall including disabled bays.

  • Annual subscription: £10 plus £1 per meeting.
  • Visitors welcome at £2.50 per meeting.

Some events and guided visits are more expensive; please see individual entries on programme.

Members are admitted to Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint Historical Society meetings at a reduced price on production of membership cards.

Wivelsfield History Study Group consists of those members of Wivelsfield Historical Society who are actively engaged in researching and publishing all aspects of the history of Wivelsfield. It was formed from members of the Adult Education class who wrote the book on the history of Wivelsfield formed WHSG in 1992.

The Group is open to all interested in adding to research on our local parish history. WHSG also has an Associate Membership of genealogists who live to far away, some abroad, to meet regularly but who visit Wivelsfield every August for a reunion.


Publications to date are:

  • Wivelsfield; the History of a Wealden Parish £11.95 (now out of print but available from local libraries)
  • Walks around Historic Wivelsfield £3.95 (now out of print but available from local libraries)
  • Guide to the Parish Church of St Peter & St John the Baptist


COMMITTEE subject to AGM


Robert Wood

471 242


Heather Warne 236 347

Gill Ryder

236 491


Sue Wright

471 221

Programme Sec.

Collectively by committee

Study Group  rep.

Sheila Blair

233 937

  Committee  member

  Evelyn Reynolds

  471 276

  Committee  member

  Judy Ireland

  451 568

  Committee  member

  Mark Orchin

  471 559

Membership Secretary Paula Wood

471 242

Hon. Librarian