Membership Application

The Christchurch History Society is totally volunteer based and only exists due the dedication of its Members and the Society is extremely appreciative of all donations whenever they are received


Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of Christchurch and its Environs.   The year runs from 1st September to 31st August in the following year, but applications for the next year are accepted from 1st June.  As from 1st June 2019 the subscriptions have been simplified.  The current annual subscription is £13 for single Membership, £18 for joint Membership at the same address.  Members are entitled to receive four copies of the Society’s Journal, published quarterly.   All Members will now be entitled to receive a hard copy of the Journal – one per household.  (An electronic copy will remain available on the website).    Full details are shown on the Membership Form below.

Meeting costs are :- Members £2.00; Visitors £5.00; Students £2.00


Membership Applications to Christchurch History Society and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

When applying for membership of the Christchurch History Society, whether joining new or renewing, each individual must complete and sign a Membership Form. The data given on the Form will be held by the Society encrypted on computer and processed (ie used) as needed by the Society.  Under the provisions of the (new in 2018) GDPR, the Society is required to advise each individual, before they complete the Form, first of the lawful bases under which it processes their data and secondly of the purposes for which the data will be processed. The lawful bases are set out on the Form. The processing purposes are set out in the Privacy Notice, which is a third page of the Form. This also sets out each individual’s further rights under the GDPR.  By signing the Form, each individual acknowledges that they have read and accepted the Privacy Notice. Therefore, in the case of joint membership, both must sign.

To become a Member please download the Membership Form from the links below. Please then fill in the whole of the form, using block capitals, sign it and send it (but not the Privacy Notice), together with your subscription by cheque made payable to “Christchurch History Society” (NOT cash, please) to The Membership Secretary, Christchurch History Society, The Porch Room, Priory House, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BX or bring the Form and money (cheque or cash) to an evening meeting.

PS. Since November 2019 Bernard Guard has handed the Membership Secretary’s position to John King.