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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.

Join us for Worship ~ Sunday 28 November, Advent

Masks are required to be worn indoors, especially if singing. There will be social distancing indoors, with every other pew in use. Please be willing to share a pew if necessary. 
 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP with Hymns)                                Esther Langrish
10.30am Christingle   Rev Tim Ward
6.00pm Ecumenical Evensong at St Mary’s Barnham
To view our Streamed Services & Service Sheets (see second box on right)
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Online Parish Prayers via Zoom on Tuesday 30 November at 8.15am. 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 office@stmaryswalberton org.uk

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Caring for Creation - We can all do our bit
A St. Mary’s home group have been studying climate change and we felt it is too important a topic to keep to ourselves.  See HERE what Peter Brown said at the APCM. It’s surely time for us to respond as a church and we ask the PCC and the whole church to consider how this might be taken forward.  Interested? Please email HERE

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St Mary's Mission Map - You may like to contribute ideas via the Vicar or Churchwardens. Please Click HERE for more details.

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Church is Changing - October '21: In response to the current situation we at St Mary’s will be taking the following measures in line with our vision, Loving God - Loving Community: Click HERE for details.

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The Church Office is currently manned on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 11.00am.The telephone is redirected to the Vicarage at weekends.
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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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.
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Further events can be found in St Mary's Church Calendar

 See our House of Prayer HERE

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

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Safeguarding at St Mary's click HERE