WHO ARE THE FRIENDS? 

  • We are a community organisation made up of people from across the community of Steyning and beyond, whether church goers or not.
  • We are keen to preserve the heritage of our Norman parish church and for the community to enjoy it.
  • We raise funds to repair the building and improve its facilities.
  • We run educational and community events that encourage everyone in Steyning to use and enjoy this unique building.
  • We publish literature about the church such as the ‘Guide to the Church’ and ‘Graveyard Gossip’

It is easy, and free, to join the Friends. Just send us your name, home address and phone number. Members receive invitations to events, updates on progress – and sometimes requests for help!


The Friends of Steyning Parish Church is a Charitable Incorporated Institution registered in October 2016 under charity number 1169773.

Its objectives are to help preserve and improve the Church and educate the public in its history. The formal statement of the Charity’s objects are here. We are of the view that the best way to do this is to involve the local community in our work as much as possible.

The Friends are not a religious organisation and its events are generally secular in character.

© Elisabeth Harden
© E Harden