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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.

ST MARY’S CHURCH WALBERTON MEETING OF PARISHIONERS and ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING, to be held on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 7.30pm by Zoom. Invitations have been sent via ChurchSuite. If you are not on ChurchSuite, email for a link. Please CLICK on the following documents relating to the above meeting:  APCM 2020 Agenda & 2019 Minutes,  Supplementary Reports on 2019 Activities, and  Walberton Annual Trustees Report and Accounts 2019


Public Worship this week Sunday 25 October, 9.00am & 10.45am at Walberton. Spaces inside church will be strictly limited by social distancing of 2m. It will also be relayed outdoors. Forecast is light rain and a gentle breeze, approx 12 degrees. Please bring a picnic chair for outside - we have some plastic chairs for use. Communion will be brought to those outside. For Walberton church, to reserve a seat indoors, please email churchwarden, Jean Strickland, or ring 552825. The church will need to fill from the front and empty from the back. Please leave via the North Memorial Chapel at Walberton. Face masks are obligatory. Please sanitise when you arrive and as you leaveWalberton church will only accommodate about 30 people and Binsted about 8 people inside with social distancing. Please watch the website for developments. 
Join us for our Services on Sunday 25 October, Trinity 20.
9.00am    Online Morning Praise   Kevin Durban-Jackson
9.00am    Holy Communion (said BCP)  Kevin Durban-Jackson
10.45am   Morning Praise   Kevin Durban-Jackson
To view our streamed Services (see second box on right) 
Online Weekly Parish Prayers on Tuesday 20 October at 8.30am, for our well attended half hour opportunity for members of our church to come together in prayer, via Zoom. Please join us as we are praying for the life of the parish and also 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. New to Zoom? Click HERE for instructions. You will be sent an invitation via ChurchSuite. Not on ChurchSuite? email


For News and Support from St Mary's, the Parish Council and the local Community, read October's edition of the Parish News. (see third box on right)


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)
**UPDATE** Church is Changing - Month 7
In response to this time of difficulty we at St Mary’s will be taking the following measures in line with our vision, Loving God - Loving CommunityPlease Click HERE for details.
The Church Office is unmanned. The telephone has been redirected to the Vicarage, emails will be checked periodically.
Tel:  01243 552792
Guidance on Spiritual Communion from The Church of England     Click HERE



Coming soon the Autumn 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