If you care for our town, we invite you to become a member of the Friends of Lewes, whether you live or work in Lewes or just enjoy visiting.

Benefits of membership

As a member, you will receive:

  • Free admission to our regular talks
  • The right to attend our AGM
  • Copies of our regular newsletters (three per year)
  • A copy of our annual report
  • An invitation to any visits that may be arranged


The annual subscription rates are:

  • Individual member £12
  • Two members at the same address £17

Join us

Please download your membership application form, and email your completed form to if you are paying by bank transfer. Or, please send your completed form and cheque to:

Membership Secretary, Friends of Lewes Society, c/o Town Council Offices, Town Hall, High Street, Lewes BN7 2QS

If you have any queries, or you require a paper copy, please telephone 01273 011105, or email us at  Normally, you can also join at one of our talks, but for now the talks are via Zoom.

If you would like to pay by Standing Order, please also complete a Standing Order Mandate.

Annual subscriptions are due on the anniversary of joining the Society.

We send out newsletters, and information on our talks and other local events by email. Our newsletters and annual reports are archived on our website, and current paper copies are available at Lewes Library.

Just want to keep in touch?

If you are unsure about joining right now, but would like to be notified about upcoming events, please enter your email and click on the button under ‘Get News via Email’ on our website.

Donating to Friends of Lewes

We depend largely on our members’ subscriptions to carry out our work and welcome additional help from donations and legacies. You can use our Membership Form to make donations, and also by playing the Lewes District Local Lottery.


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