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Yapton and Ford Local History Group

The Yapton & Ford Local History Group was formed in 1992 for people interested in the history of the two parishes. The Group meets, usually on the first Monday of the month, in the Club Room of Yapton & Ford village hall where a guest speaker entertains and informs about local and social history. The topics presented are varied and interesting.

Members may also use the Group’s library of books and historical records (census returns, etc.).


Allen Misselbrook

01243 552715




Yapton Free Church

Yapton Free Church is an all age community living in a revelation of who God is and what his Son did on the Cross. We are located in the six villages area of West Sussex, with a heart for this area and for the nation of England.

There is always something going on at Yapton Free Church: prayer, kids, youth, etc through to time at Gaston Farm and many international adventures.


Jo Jeffers – Parish Administrator

01243 552233




Yapton & District Cottage Gardeners’ Society

Our Society was founded c. 1890 - it is one of the oldest horticultural societies in West Sussex. The first flower show was shared with the neighbouring parish of Walberton. Towards the end of the 20th century (1970's) the annual and spring shows were joined by an autumn show and an early summer show.

As well as our four shows per year, we hold a series of talks for members and guests, two plant sales and some entertainment events including an annual barn dance and concerts.

Although we are based in Yapton for our events, our members come from many local villages. Everyone is welcome!


Anne Hollis (Secretary)

01243 551683




1st Yapton Guides Group

We are a busy, active Guide Unit with over 20 Guides aged 10 to 14 with three warranted Leaders. We meet in Yapton, in Arundel West District, in the Guide County of Sussex West.

Arundel West District has three other Guide units, three Brownie Guide units for girls aged 7 to 10, and two Rainbow units for girls aged 5 to 7.

While having fun, working hard and attending lots of activities and events run by the Division, County or Girlguiding UK, we try to keep the Unit Guidelines and the Guide Law.

At 14 the Guides can move on to 1st Yapton Rangers (or 1st Yapton Smurfs as they prefer to be known), Arundel West Senior Section and/or become Young Leaders.


Anna Drynan


01243 552076






Yapton and Ford Cub Pack

The Cubs meet on Monday evenings from 6.30-8pm

We have a balanced and active programme, encouraging all our Cubs to aim high and achieve their Silver Chief Scout Award as well as a wide variety of Activity Badges.

Cubs have the opportunity to camp at least twice a year. Our summer camp is usually for 5 nights and takes place in and around Sussex and Hampshire, we also hold a Group Camp for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers over a weekend in the autumn. We attend Arundel & Littlehampton District and West Sussex County camps whenever possible.


For an up to date list of our planned programme, use your personal email link to Online Scout Manager.


Most weeks there is something in the programme that will count towards an activity badge or challenge badge.




Cub Scout Leader

01243 553793







Yapton Women’s Institute

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in over 6,300 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.


Alison Coote - President

01243 773276 or president@yaptonvillagewi.co.uk


Yapton Evergreens

The club gives anyone over the age of 50 and who lives in the local are an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and informal setting. The club meets in the rear room of Yapton and Ford Village Hall on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, plus there are frequent additional outings arranged at local venues. New members are always welcome to come along, if you would like any further information please contact Pam Evans, the club's Chairperson on 01243 868684.

Pam Evans

01243 868684 or 07796 657081


Walberton Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The Walberton Decorative and Fine Arts Society meet in the Village hall on the 4th Tuesday of every month. The club listen to art experts giving presentations on their specialist subjects, covering Painting, Sculture, Architecture, Textiles etc. In addition they have visits and tours to museums, art galleries great houses and an enjoyable programme of social events too. See the "Special Events" page for details of their next lecture. Enquiries regarding membership should be addressed to Nigel Jolley.

Nigel Jolley

01243 542487


Page last updated: 6th August 2018

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