New members are very welcome and experience is not necessary. There is no requirement to become actively involved and many of our members focus on the talks and study days. If you are interested then come along to one of our talks for a fee of £5 (refundable if you decide to join) where you can meet the committee and other members.

The annual membership fee (from 1st April to the end of March) is £20 per person (reduced to £10 if paid between January and March), full time students under the age of 23 pay £5. For this the society offers:

Only members can take part in fieldwork activities. Non-members can attend lectures, study days and take part in trips when spaces are available, this is at an additional charge of £5 over and above the members rate.

There are three ways of renewing your membership or joining from scratch:

  1. Cash/cheque - Send a completed membership form along with a cheque made payable to CDAS to the Membership Secretary, contact details are given below. If paying in person then cash is fine but it is not recommended that you send it by post.
  2. Internet Banking – Whether you are a new or existing member please send a completed membership form by email or post to the Membership Secretary. Make payment to Chichester & District Archaeology Society, or CDAS for short.
    Sort Code 40-17-16
    Account 31438158
    Reference (where applicable) ‘your name’.
  3. By Standing Order – Whether you are new or an existing member please send a completed membership form by post or email to the Membership Secretary. If you are new then contact your bank to set up the Standing Order (see form below for details). If you are an existing member then please check that the existing Standing Order is for the correct amount.

If you would like to become involved in the fieldwork activities then you should contact Peter Murphy (Coastal Monitoring) via , and/or Trevor Davies (surveying and excavation) via . They will add you to their list of volunteers and get in contact as opportunities arise.


Due to the small scale of the planned excavation in Priory Park, Chichester this coming May, as featured prominently in the Chichester Observer, on local TV and elsewhere, we are sorry but CDAS will not be able to offer places on the dig to new members who joined after March 1st, in fact even existing members will not be guaranteed a place. Please don't let it put you off joining as there are lots of other activities you can take part in, most notably the planned Warblington dig in September which is much larger and can accomodate many more participants.

Membership Secretary: Mrs Pat Ferry, 3 Langbrook Close, Havant, PO9 1RS


CDAS Application Form

Standing Order Form