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Why Start a Local Chesterton Society?

There is hardly a better way to experience Chestertonian joy than by reading Chesterton, unless it is reading Chesterton with other people!

There are now over 100 local societies around the world where people interested in Chesterton gather regularly to enjoy friendship and fellowship, and to read and discuss a selection from Chesterton.

Can’t find a Chesterton Society in your area? It’s easy to start a group to share the joy that comes from common sense, beauty, truth, faith, laughter, and other good things.

Scroll down for the 5 simple steps to start a local society, and to explore a few potential books to read with your group. 


5 Simple Steps to Begin // It's Easy to Start

Use the form above to let us know of your interest in starting a local society. We’ll contact you with additional information. In the meantime, here are tips on how to get started!

  1. Become a member of the Chesterton Society. You’ll find inspiration and content to share through Gilbert magazine, our Virtual Society Meetings, and news and updates.

  2. Locate a place to meet for reading, discussion, and something to eat and drink. Many societies meet in local pubs, restaurants, or community spaces. You might also consider hosting meetings in your home.

  3. Choose a time to meet regularly, whether weekly or monthly.

  4. Invite a few other people who might have an interest in learning more about Chesterton. Explore topics of interest to help guide your reading.

  5. Say a little prayer, pour your favorite beverage, and host your first meeting!

Books to Get Started