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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.

                                                                                                                                               
Dear Friends,
I regret to report that my voice (and ear) problems have reappeared and that, as things stand, I am in no position to lead public worship this weekend.
In addition the bishop’s instructions received last night, prevent us from using our hand held portable radio microphone to broadcast outside, so we will need to find a different solution using lapel microphones.  (Walberton church will only accommodate about 20 people and Binsted about 8 people inside with social distancing.) 
I will, therefore, ask the PCCs to postpone our resumption of public worship by one week to 12 July.  We will then, God willing, have the communion services we were intending for this week at Binsted and Walberton. Please be assured that I believe in the importance of the sacrament being received by the laity, which is why I want to resume public Eucharistic worship, even if it is without singing. There will be an online service as usual this week led by Julie, our reader. Rev Tim Ward
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Join us for our online Service live from 9.00am on Sunday 5 July, Trinity 4.
~ All age Service 
To view our streamed Services (see second box on right) 
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For News and Support from St Mary's, the Parish Council and the local Community, read July/August's edition of the Parish News. (see third box on right)

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House of Prayer: St Theresa of Avila taught that prayer is nothing less than an act of love - love for God and love for others. Across the many different parts of Christ’s church each has its own rich tradition of prayer.  Adding to our House of Prayer something that you have found to be of help in giving thanks, saying sorry, or seeking God's grace, is a loving way of sharing with others some of the riches we have gathered on our own journey of faith. (see first box on right to email your prayers)
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Online Parish Prayers: every Tuesday morning at 8.30am. Our well attended half hour opportunity for members of our church to come together in prayer. Please join us on Tuesday 7 July at 8.30am, for half an hour via Zoom. We are praying mainly, but not exclusively, for all those involved or affected by the Covid-19 crisis. If you don't wish to pray aloud, your presence is just as valuable. If you are new to Zoom Click HERE for some instructions. You will sent an invitation via ChurchSuite.
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** UPDATE: Church is Changing - Month 4
The Church of England, in response to the government’s advice, has decided to suspend public worship. Church baptisms and weddings have also been suspended except for the terminally ill at home. Funerals are permitted but only with immediate family and are most safely done outside.
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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The Church Office is unmanned. The telephone has been redirected to the Vicarage, emails will be checked periodically.
Tel:  01243 552792
Email:  walberton.stmarys@uwclub.net 
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Guidance on Spiritual Communion from The Church of England     Click HERE
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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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