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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.

  

Please join us for worship:

Sunday 23 January ~ Epiphany 3
9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)  Kevin Durban Jackson
10.30am Morning Praise  Kevin Durban Jackson 
 *There is Sunday School this week
6.00pm Evening Prayer  Julie Allday 
Please consider taking a lateral flow test beforehand. Face coverings are mandatory for use inside the church (except when singing). There will be social distancing inside church, with every other pew in use. Please be willing to share a pew if necessary.
To view our Online Services & Service Sheets (see second box on right) 
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'COFFEE STOP' on Friday 28 January, 10.30am til 12 noon inside the Pavilion. Do come along for a cuppa, biscuits and a chat! All products are Fairtrade.        Cost £2 PP. All profits go to charity.

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New Beginnings for 2022 on Sunday 30 January at 10.30am. We will be holding a church meeting in place of our normal worship at the Village Hall, Covid permitting, where we will be seeking to action and develop our Mission Action Plan Click HERE to view the final version.

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Online Parish Prayers via Zoom on Tuesday 25 January at 8.15am. Please join us as we are praying for the life of the parish and also for 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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The Church Office is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.00am and 11.00am. The office phone will be redirected to the Vicarage over the weekend Tel 552792. If you need help at any other time please contact the Vicarage.
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Come and join our Sunday School Children's Groups, during our 10.30am Family Service. Beginning in church, we have two aged related groups, from pre-school up to Years 6 and above, that meet on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays in the month. 
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Church is Changing - January '22: 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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Guidance on Spiritual Communion from the CofE   Click HERE
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Further events can be found in St Mary's Church Calendar

 See our House of Prayer HERE

 

  For Online Services & Services for January click HERE  

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Safeguarding at St Mary's click HERE