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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.

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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FUNDING APPEAL FOR ST MARY'S WALBERTON KITCHEN SERVERY   In order to fulfil our vision of providing a kitchen servery for our community we need to raise £5,000 to £6,000, of which £2,000 has already been pledgedPlease would you consider a gift towards the cost of providing for this new facility, which will provide a more welcoming entrance to the building.  CLICK HERE for further details & also of how to donate your gift. 
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Public Worship at St Mary's, Sunday 27 June: 10.30am All Age Holy Communion  Please book if attending with Jean Strickland  Tel 552825 email jean@strickland.co.uk  Please bring your face mask when sitting indoors. Groups of upto 6 people may now sit together sharing a pew. We will maintain the 2m gap between used pews. There will be seating outside, weather permitting, where it is permitted to sing.  We require sidespeople to steward future services, please email Jean Strickland if you are able to help. There is an online service if you are unable to join us in person.

Sunday 27 June - Trinity 4
From 9.00am  Online Morning Praise   Rev Tim Ward
10.30am  All Age Holy Communion    Rev Tim Ward
To view our Streamed Services & Service Sheets (see second box on right)

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On Sunday 11 July at 10.30am, we plan to take part in the Walbinfont Weekend Songs of Praise which will be outside or inside the Village hall, weather and regulations depending. Hopefully, this will have a celebratory feel as we give thanks to God for bringing us through the pandemic. If you have a favourite hymn or song you would like to sing, or story you would like to tell on the theme of 'Creation', please contact Kevin Durban Jackson. Either print off a Song Request form and return to Church or the Church Office by 21st June, email  k11kdj@gmail.com or Tel 542222

**WPCs Walbinfont Weekend has been postponed due to extended restrictions Step 3. We hope to have a Songs of Praise in September when we may be able to gather more than 30 people on the recreation ground/ village hall.**

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Online Weekly Parish Prayers: Tuesday 22 June 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 houseofprayer@stmaryswalberton.org.uk  

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

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** UPDATED** 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 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