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Welcome

 

Welcome to St Mary’s Walberton in West Sussex, where people have encountered God’s love in Jesus for over a thousand years. We are a community of people on a journey together, committed to loving God and loving Community in all that we do.

We express our love for God in a rich variety of worship – from the beauty and rich tradition of Anglican liturgy and music to the informality of our ‘Morning Praise'.  We seek to show our love for our community throughout the week in a range of activities and events, and through working in partnership with others.  We find support for our life’s journey through opportunities to meet for prayer, learning and friendship tailored to different ages and needs.  
 
As well as Walberton village, our parish covers the smaller settlements of Fontwell, Avisford and Slindon Common. For nearly 100 years we have been linked with the neighbouring rural parish of Binsted, with its delightful Norman church also dedicated to St Mary. If you live in any of these communities St Mary’s is your parish church. 

 

If you are visiting the area St Mary’s stands ready to welcome you.  Whatever your reason for coming here – whether you are in need of help; searching for a church; looking forward to your wedding or christening; exploring faith or simply passing by – come and see us soon. We would love to meet you.

To view our online Services (see second box on right)
Join us online for Good Friday Meditations on Friday 10 April, from 9amClick HERE for details of the Service.
Easter Sunday Services for both family and adults, will be online on Sunday 12 April, from 9am.
~ Binsted Holy Communion (BCP)
~ All Age Communion, from the Easter Garden!
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Andrew Naylor, St Mary’s Organist & Choirmaster, is planning to 'broadcast' on YouTube, a ‘Lent & Passiontide musical reflection’ on Saturday 11 April, Easter Eve morning, at 11am. (It will remain up for the rest of the day.) If you have missed singing a hymn or have found it strange not to have heard a particular piece of music, please email your request to him at naylorama@hotmail.co.uk   Click HERE to read more.
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The first of the new weekly online Parish Prayers on Tuesday, saw 18 members of our church join for the half hour of free prayer.  See below on how to join next week’s prayers.
Join us for Parish Prayers online, on Tuesday 14 April at 8:30am, for half an hour using the Zoom Conferencing application. If you are new to Zoom Click HERE for some instructions. You will sent an invitation via ChurchSuite.
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Holy Week 2020 with The Bishop of Chichester, The Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner & Chichester Cathedral, delivering a schedule of live-streamed services,  Click HERE.  Also 'How to use Holy Week'      by Bishop Martin  Click HERE.  

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During these challenging times, Walberton Parish Council is running a competition for the next 3 weeks; something to bring some cheer!! Click HERE to view details of the poster that you could display – or even better participate!

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Church is Changing - Week 3
The Church of England, in response to the government’s advice, has decided to suspend public worship. Funerals are permitted at the Crematorium or at the graveside, with immediate family members only. Emergency baptisms are still permitted in the home.
In response to this time of crisis we at St Mary’s will be taking the following measures in line with our vision, Loving God - Loving CommunityPlease Click HERE for details.

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Guidance on Spiritual Communion from The Church of England  Click HERE
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The Church Office is now unmanned. The answerphone and emails will be checked around 11am each day.
Tel:  01243 552792
Email:  walberton.stmarys@uwclub.net

 

 

 

 

                                   

Coming soon the Summer Diary of events for YPTIF, for Year 6 and above. 
 
           
Come and try our Children's Groups, during our 10.30am Family Service. Beginning in church, we have three aged related groups, from pre-school up to Years 6 and above, that meet on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays in the month. Click HERE for more details.
         
Further events can be found in the Church Calendar
Click HERE for the Calendar
 
 

 See our House of Prayer HERE

For Streamed Services & what's on this week click HERE

For the Parish News click HERE

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Safeguarding at St Mary's click HERE