South East & Southern England
WORTHING Friendship Centre

Worthing Friendship Centre is in its twenty-fifth year

It does what it says on the tin – offers friendship to people in Worthing
and the surrounding area with a varied programme of regular and
occasional events

View our Newsletter for details of current meetings


The range of activities includes:



  • Coffee mornings
  • Evening social meetings with speakers
  • Lunches
  • Walks (April to September)

     Ad hoc:

  • Evening meals
  • Afternoon events
  • Outings
  • Short break holidays

Focus on Worthing Friendship Centre


Stepping it out Country and Western style

Relaxing on an outing to Ringwood

Tea and Music at The Barn



Walkers at Arlington Reservoir

Visiting the National Memorial Arboretum

Winter Spectacular show at Thursford



Skittles at The Spur


"Not the New Year Party"


In 1993 a group of socially minded folk decided that there was a need for a club for active retired people in Worthing other than the somewhat specialist groups of U3A and Probus etc. They set up a small committee and raised funds for the setting up of a Friendship Centre. Things went well and the establishment of the centre was publicised in the local press and the first meeting was held in Ferring Village Hall on 11th May 1993.

Many tides have ebbed and flowed since those early days and now the Centre is well established.

Like other centres our membership varies and currently we have about 50 active members. Guests are always welcome to visit us and it would be a pleasure to meet members from other centres who may be holidaying in the area

To view the history of the Centre click here

Calendar of Events: September - December 2017


Tue 12: Shops and Shopping.

Wed 13: Coffee Morning and Lunch at the Sunny Restaurant.

Thu 28: Lunch at the Sussex Yeoman.


Wed 4: Coffee Morning and Lunch at the Sunny Restaurant.

Tue 10: The Southdown Filmmakers.

Thu 26: Lunch at the Sussex Yeoman.


Wed 1: Coffee Morning and Lunch at the Sunny Restaurant.

Tue 14: From Manuscript to Microphone.

Thu 30: Lunch at the Sussex Yeoman.


Wed 6: Coffee Morning and Lunch at the Sunny Restaurant.

Tue 12: Christmas Social Evening.

A reminder that the September Coffee Morning and Lunch is on the 13th, not the 6th, due to Hamid being on holiday. Also, there is no lunch at the Sussex Yeoman in December as the date falls within the festive period.

e-mail for an activities update or membership information

Worthing Friendship Centre is an Independent Centre and a Member of the Friendship Centre Federation