Friends of St Helena
Providing information about the island of St Helena
Regular issues of "Wirebird" and "St Helena Connection" magazines
Books published on the history and culture of St Helena
Regular meetings in London and elsewhere
Access to a major online database of St Helena ancestry
Links to St Helena books, papers, reports and other information

Due to the national lockdown, not only were we forced to cancel this year's summer meeting but more recently the autumn meeting too. We are therefore now scheduling to next meet at the Oxford Quaker Meeting House, probably in late spring or early summer of 2021. We will let members know the date and other details as soon as we are able. Meanwhile, the Committee wish the best to everyone and hope you all keep well.

Please note that we have changed our email address to All messages sent to that address will be received by our Membership Secretary who will either respond directly or forward messages to the relevant Committee member.


The Friends of St Helena is a charity founded in March 1988 and has two aims:

To provide information about St Helena, including its history, culture, environment and current affairs and to provide practical support to the St Helenian community.

  • We hold two meetings a year. Usually, our AGM takes place at the Friends Meeting House in Oxford in June and our autumn meeting at the Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London. At the meetings, we invite speakers on a range of subjects relevant to St Helena and we also show films.
  • We publish The St Helena Connection, a news magazine twice a year and Wirebird relating to the island's history once a year.
  • We also publish social-historical books under our Wirebird imprint which are available at a reduced price to members.
  • We support local projects such as the development of a Museum of St Helena and we expect soon to engage in a major funding exercise for the proposed St Helena Cultural Centre in conjunction with the St Helena Heritage Society.
St Helena Connection


  • Published twice yearly
  • Sent free to members
  • Published since 2006
  • The official news magazine of the Friends of St Helena
  • Members have access to an archive of editions online


  • Annually available
  • Sent free to members
  • Published since 1990
  • The history journal of Friends of St Helena
  • Members have access to an archive of editions online

Books Published by the Society

Our Photos

St Helena Photo Gallery


If you have an interest in St Helena's history, culture or spectacular natural history why not join us to find out more about these topics, meet others with similar interests and get involved with helping to promote the Society's activities.

Why join?