G.K. Chesterton Society

of Springfield, Massachusetts



 " Religious liberty might be supposed to mean

that everybody is free to

discuss religion.

In practice it means that hardly anybody

is allowed to mention it. "

About Us



Who Are We?


The G.K. Chesterton Society of Springfield, Massachusetts is a men's discussion group devoted to the late English thinker and writer, G.K. Chesterton. We meet once a month to discuss politics, religion, society, history, and the writings and thought of G.K. Chesterton.

We are the oldest, continually operating Chesterton Society in the state of Massachusetts. 


What Do We Do?


The Springfield Chesterton Society meets the second Wednesday of every month. Each meeting begins with readings and discussion of quotations or passages from Chesterton, or at least in the spirit of his thought. After quotes, we ordinarily watch a short video, often from the series "G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense," or otherwise relevant to the interests of the group. The rest of the night is spent in discussion of just about every topic under the sun: politics, religion, economics, culture, art, and, of course, the thought of Chesterton.