St Francis Bowls Club is situated in pleasant surroundings in the  grounds of the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, with the old St Francis Hospital (now Southdown Park) to the North overlooking the green.

The club is part of the St Francis Sports and Social Club and membership is open to the general public. As members we are able to use all the Social and Sports Club (RH16 4EX) facilities, including a bar, which provides light meals and entertainment. We also have our own rinkside clubhouse.

Our outdoor grass rink, is looked after by a small group of dedicated members. Due to their care and attention to detail, the rink must rank with the best in the county for the quality of bowling surface.

St Francis Bowls Club is a mixed club, with women and men enjoying equal status. Currently the membership is about 75, which is large enough to be able to provide teams to play in many competitions, but at the same time, small enough to allow plenty of rink space for members use. Despite our fairly small size, we have had considerable success in external competitions, both individually, and in team events.

St Francis is a very friendly club, suitable for all classes and levels of players. New members are always welcomed, even if they have never played before.

Our bowling season starts in late April and runs through until the end of September.

St Francis Bowls Club is affiliated to the Bowls England, Sussex County Bowls and the Mid-Sussex Bowls League.
     

             
  

"For those looking for a new sport, pastime, or a way to meet new friends, bowling is fun,  relatively low cost, and is open to all age groups."

If you would like to become a member, or would just like to come and try first, any of the club officials on the Contacts page will be happy to help you.