Why not come and join us?
When the COVID-19 restrictions came in in 2020, CPS put together a full programme of talks, tutorials, and competitions for the members, which are being presented online. These have proven to be popular, with good attendance and we thank all the speakers and judges who have also adapted to this medium. We will continue with this format until further notice but we cannot wait to be able to meet once again.
During our season, usually starting in September and finishing at the end of May, we meet every Tuesday at 19.30 sharp at Christ Church, Christ Church Court, (off Ireton Road and Maldon Road), Colchester CO3 3AU. During the summer we meet informally for photo shoots and other events. Further details can be found on the WHAT'S ON page.
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Individual Membership £48.00
Joint membership (married couples and partners) £79.00
Associate Membership (see conditions that apply) £35.00
Student / Disabled / Country Membership* £28.00
Members and those joining are encouraged to pay their annual subscription on line and details are available from the Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Country Membership is available to ex - members who live in counties outside of Essex and Suffolk and to those who live abroad.
Visitors and those seeking to join the Society are welcome at any of the meetings but are restricted to those over 18 years of age. A visitor's fee, normally £3 per evening, but occasionally £8 for special events will be charged and visitors should sign the Visitors' Book.
N.B. Disabled persons must be accompanied at all meetings and other events by an adult who will be responsible for their safety at all times.
The club is very popular and so maintains a waiting list for joining but we do run various events for those on the waiting list. Prospective members are welcome at any of the meetings however they are restricted to those over 18 years of age. To make an application to join the society download the Application Form from the link below. Once you have filled in the form please bring it with you on your first visit to one of our meetings.
Please note that we do not operate on “first-come-first-served” basis driven by the so called “waiting list”. In this regard such a list is best seen simply as a list of people who have specifically expressed an interest in joining the Society.