Welcome to one of the area's longest established social organisations for good company & conversation 

Petersfield & District Probus Club

Founded 1977

"It's more than just a supper club"

In January 2024 we resume to our regular monthly meetings on the last Thursday evening of the month at The Half Moon, London Rd., Sheet.

A two course supper is served, followed by a speaker, a range of topics are covered.

The dining fee is currently £20.  

 New members are welcome, as an introduction you may attend one of our evening meetings as a guest of the club, or the monthly pub lunch.

Membership is open to professional and business men of or reaching retirement age.

A modest annual subscription allows members to participate in all the clubs activities, including outings to places of interest, the monthly pub lunch, the annual BBQ & the Christmas luncheon, to all these occasions members bring their partners & invited guests, the regular monthly meetings are for members only.

For details of joining please contact the Club Secretary:



   Pub Lunches & Walks

A popular activity with members & partners is our monthly gathering at a local pub for lunch. Locations are varied usually within a 15-mile radius of Petersfield. 

Held on the second Tuesday of the month from January to November, an opportunity for those interested in joining the club to meet members informally - see calendar page for current venues.

Outings to Places of Interest

Previous visits have included Osborne House, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Brooklands Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum, The Waitrose Leckford Estate, West Dean Gardens & the Petersfield Museum.

The 2022 programme featured a selection of new & interesting locations, including Arundel Castle Tulip Festival, Milestones Museum at Basingstoke, Exbury Gardens, the Clanfield Observatory, behind the scenes at Chichester Festival Theatre.

In 2023 the programme included a return to the Arundel Tulip Festival, new locations included the South Downs Planetarium, the Weald & Downland Living Museum & the Roman Palace at Fishbourne.


The club celebrated its 45th anniversary in January 2022, making it one of the district's longest established social organisations, many current members have been part of the proceedings for over twenty years. 

The inaugural meeting was held at The Red Lion, Petersfield on 27th January 1977 under the acting chairmanship of Bill Morgan, Charles Dyer was appointed secretary and twenty prospective members attended.

 Membership grew steadily and within five years had almost doubled. 

In line with the growth of membership the club looked to embrace their various activities from a new base and in 1983 moved to The Half Moon at Sheet where meetings have been held continuously to the present day.

In 1994 with a membership of over fifty and a long waiting list, it was decided to pursue the formation of a second Probus club to serve the Petersfield area, this led to the creation of Southdown’s Probus Club which also continues as an active club.


Each year the incoming club chairman nominates a charity of choice for the club to support during his year of office, for 2024 the charity the club will support is the Rowans Hospice.

Over the past ten years the club has raised over £10,000 for local and national charities, including: Help for Heroes, The Rosemary Foundation, The Not Forgotten Association, Fitzroy Organisation, Canine Partners, Dentaid, Petersfield's Kings Arms Project, Prostate Cancer UK, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Compassion in World Farming etc.

Guest speakers to our meetings are often supporting a specific charity, frequently related to them through family connections, we always take opportunity to acknowledge their situation through a table collection.


Probus is a gathering of retired and semi-retired members joining in autonomous clubs to enjoy social activities. An abbreviation of ‘Professional & Business', formed in 1965 by two Rotarians, over 4000 clubs are in the UK & worldwide, they are gender diversified with mixed or single sex memberships – decided by the rules & means of their constitution.

 Our committee is elected annually to ensure the programme of activities, charity support & events follows the aims of the club as set down in the constitution, in line with those originally set by the founders of Probus club's worldwide.

Copyright: Petersfield & District Probus Club 2024


Petersfield & District Probus Club has policies in place that have been updated and reviewed to ensure the requirements of GDPR are addressed, including: Information Security, Data Management & Records Management, a copy of the club's policy is available to members on request.

website updated 31/12/23

Address for correspondence: The Club Secretary,  c/o 26, GU31 4DB