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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.

 

Harvest Supper - Saturday 2 October:  Unfortunately, it has not been possible to organise an event this month. 

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Join us for Worship on Sunday 3 October ~  Walberton Harvest Festival

Do bring harvest goods to the church which will be given to Littlehampton Food Bank. The following are requested: UHT milk , sugar, squash & UHT fruit juice, rice pudding & custard, tinned fruit, instant coffee, hot chocolate, deodorant & soap; shampoo & shower gel, jam, peanut butter, etc.

9.00am   Online Harvest Festival   Julie Allday
9.00am   Binsted Holy Communion (BCP)    Rev Tim Ward
10.30am   All Age Harvest Festival (CW)    Julie Allday
6.00pm    Holy Communion (CW) with Baptism    Rev Tim Ward
To view our Streamed Services & Service Sheets (see second box on right)

Masks are no longer mandatory but will be requested for use indoors, particularly if you intend to sing. There will be reduced social distancing indoors with every other pew in use. Seating will be available outside if the weather is good. 

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Online Parish Prayers via Zoom on Tuesday 28 September 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 recent APCM and there is an article by Ian Senior on page 43 of the June issue of the Parish News.  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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For News and Support from St Mary's, the Parish Council and the local Community, read September's edition of the Parish News. (see third box on right)    

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 Church is Changing - Month 15: 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 CommunityPlease 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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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