Steyning & District

Whats On

The 2020 AGM of the Steyning and District U3A has been postponed due to the corona virus.
It was scheduled for Tuesday 21 April but is now planned for 2pm on Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 at Coombe Court, Steyning Centre.

From June 2020 Newsletters will be uploaded to the new website. You can find this site here: our New Website
This new site also contains an archive of Newsletters from recent years.
STEYNING & DISTRICT March 2020 NEWSLETTER can be viewed by clicking the link to the right.
It is now envisaged that the usual method for delivery of Newsletters will be through email. Copies will still be delivered where email is not possible.

The 2019 AGM, during which we considered the whole future of the Steyning and District Branch, took place on 16th July 2019 at 2pm.
The members gave a strong reaction to the prospect of employing an administrator and voiced concern over the direction we are going. The Minutes of the meeting can be found at the link to the right:
Since then the committee has met and discussed the proposals and reviewed the future. Following this and several offers of help we are pleased to tell you that we are continuing as usual!
The letter from the Chairman explaining this can be found at the link on the right:
The Summer Tea was enjoyed by around 80 members. It was the usual high quality that we've come to expect of our outgoing events organiser, Sally Bennett, and her team.

Previous Newsletters

Previous newsletters and general documents can be found on the LINKS tab above.


Exploring Music

This is a group for lovers of classical music. Each class will enhance their listening and appreciation of the music selected by exploring it in depth. Sessions are held on the afternoon of the first Thursday of every month at “Jarvis”, in Jarvis Lane, with the first session, on November 5th, focusing on Handel’s “Messiah.”

For further details contact :Siobhan Denning 07740 794453 or email

If you have any news about your group, or the U3A in general, please let the Newsletter editor, Tony Struthers know. We are particularly keen to hear if your group has had a change of leader or has any vacancies.Tony can be contacted by email at: or phone: 01903 814180
The joint group secretaries, Mhairi Archibald and Sarah Warren would also like to hear if you have a change of group leader or have any vacancies. Contact them at: Mhairi: 01903 879256 Sarah: 01903 812877

Considering Prose

This new group already has 11 members and is led by Sally Bennett on 07880 616903 or 01403 864097.
We meet in Henfield on the third Friday of the month from 2.00-4.00pm during school term times.

New U3A History Group

The committee have been approached about setting up a new group: it would be a discussion group on British and European history possibly meeting once a month on a Friday morning.
If you are interested phone John Budleigh on 01903 81444 or email

Group Vacancies Update

Further to the group vacancies shown in the Newsletter, Wine Group 3 now have 2 spaces.

The SUN still shines...

Avid readers of our website (we're sure there are many of you) will have noticed that our SUN page has been revised.
SUN is the Sussex U3A Network and it provides events and facilities for all the U3As in Sussex.
We believe that SUN offers us a range of exciting opportunities to learn, have fun and meet new people outside the boundaries of our own U3A.
However, rather than repeat material on this website that is already on SUN's own site, we believe it is easier for you to go directly to the SUN site via
the link on our SUN page.