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Welcome to the online home of The Henfield Shed.  We are based near the centre of Henfield, in West Sussex.   Please explore our site using the buttons above to learn about the Men’s Shed movement and what The Henfield Shed is becoming, or read on down the page for our up-to-date news…


It’s coming up to Christmas 2018 and the wind and wet are here. Time to get working in the shed on those projects to keep everyone warm this winter…  Our regular sessions continue for our members most weekdays now, to make and mend, but our work for Christmas decorations is almost over…

Our generous sponsors have enabled us to start from scratch in just a few months! In addition local support has been received. Our founding Steering Group, Trustees and Members would like to express our profound gratitude to them all.

Ten months after the initial meeting to discuss the possibility of starting a Community Workshop in the village, we opened the doors to welcome Members for the first time on Tuesday 23rd January.

Opening most days of the a week now, and with more members joining our numbers continue to swell.

Our members still meet in our little space every Tuesday morning to meet each other, plan a list of activities and drink hot beverages with biscuits… sometimes even cake! Now we’ve been going for a few months there’s less to discuss and after an hour or so some members get on with their projects.  We now have a rota of Shed Supervisors opening the shed for members’ workshop sessions most days of the week.  If the sign is outside you’ll be welcome to have a chat and find out more about us.

We have a broadening range of creative projects under way on behalf of other organisations in the village. You can see some of the completed work on the What We Do page.   Members are forming groups to start sessions to work on their own projects in the shed, with help and training from other members with similar interests.   

Forthcoming Events


Please explore the rest of our website by using the buttons at the top of each page.

Meanwhile some of our usual activities and events are shown below…

Our more regular opening hours are contributing to a reduction in our lead time for new orders, but two issues are dominating our workload over the coming months:

Our first AGM was held in early October and it seems unbelievable that we’ve been going for a whole year now.

As always The Henfield Shed seems to get busier and busier and involved in more and more of the local community’s practical problems.


Our current Trustees are Zena Cairns, Neville De Moraes, Pete Gumbrell, Tim Perrin and Peter Tiplady.

Please feel free to contact any of us should you have any queries or questions about The Henfield Shed.

We’ve just established a new FACEBOOK presence - it’s embedded below and if you click on it a new page/tab will open on your computer/device to allow you to explore it more. Of course if you are already a user of Facebook you can simply search for us there.  We’ll move the box below to another page here in a month or two, though, so you’ll be able to find it even if you aren’t a subscriber

Do come and join us at the ‘old’ shed (behind Stokes newsagents) for some mulled wine, mince pies and nibbles on the evening of the 7th December when there will be a magical atmosphere in the village. We will be ready to welcome you with a hot drink.

You will be able to see some of the products we have made and perhaps purchase the odd Christmas present or stocking filler.

We will also be at the shed on the morning of 8th December showing off our wares, just in case you did not pick up one of our individual, unique, locally handmade presents…

Looking forward to seeing you!

We have been busy fitting out our new premises which we hope to be in sometime early in the New Year. In the meantime, we are preparing for Christmas.