We welcome applications from all those in the UK and overseas aged eighteen years and over. The annual subscription includes the Society's Journal and the Newsletter; both are issued three times a year.
    Each member can also bring a guest to the annual frolic, subject to the maximum number of participants permitted at the venue that year.


Membership options

Standard membership includes the print versions of the Journal and the Newsletter sent by post three times a year.
Alternatively, Digital membership is available at a reduced subscription rate. This gives online access to our Journals, Newsletters and circulars and may well appeal to overseas members as there are no printing and postage costs.


Renewing your membership of the Society

Please review the annual subscription renewal options.


Applying for membership of the Society

Standard membership rates

One Journal and one Newsletter are sent to the address; two votes are permitted at the Annual General Meeting.


To join the Parson Woodforde Society print and email a completed application form (scanned or photographed) to the membership secretary. Alternatively, a printed application form may be mailed to the membership secretary at the address given on the form.

Payment methods

Payment is due on 1 January. If you join during the calendar year you are not penalised, as you receive back copies of the Journal and Newsletter published since 1 January that year.

Payment may be made by cheque or by bank transfer:

Payment by cheque
Please mail the cheque, payable to 'The Parson Woodforde Society', together with the application form.


Payment by electronic bank transfer (BACS):
       account name  The Parson Woodforde Society
       bank  Barclays Bank
       sort code  20-53-77
       account number  50737097


Please give subs followed by the first four letters of your last name as the reference. For example, subs-WOOD would be the reference were James Woodforde applying for membership. At the same time please confirm by email to the membership secretary that you have made the payment.

Payments from banks outside the United Kingdom may require a SWIFT code (SWIFTBIC) or an International Bank Account Number (IBAN):
      IBAN  GB62 BUKB 20537750737097

You are invited to set up an annual Standing Order through online banking, mobile banking app, by telephone call or in person at your branch. It would assist the membership secretary if you mentioned you had done this when sending your application form. Alternatively, the membership secretary can provide a standing order form ready formatted with Society's banking details. A downloadable Standing Order mandate in PDF format is also available.

Gift Aid

If you are a current UK taxpayer, please consider a Gift Aid declaration by printing and completing the form and sending it by email (scanned or photographed) to the membership secretary. The Society's registered charity number is 1010807. It may also be mailed together with the application form (and cheque if chosen).