Local churches

ST. MARY’S C.E CHURCH

Dec
15
Sun
English Arts Chorale – Joy to the World @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Dec
18
Wed
Christmas Play & Praise @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 18th DECEMBER
3.30 pm Christmas Play & Praise
Pre-school children, siblings welcome.

 

Dec
22
Sun
Services of Nine Lessons and Carols @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

SUNDAY 22st DECEMBER
6 pm Services of Nine Lessons and Carols

with mince pies and mulled wine.

Dec
24
Tue
Family Crib Building Service @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm

CHRISTMAS EVE – SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER
4 pm Family Crib Building Service
If children wish to take part they may like to
 come dressed as one of the nativity characters.

11 pm    Midnight Eucharist

Midnight Eucharist @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm

CHRISTMAS EVE – SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER
4 pm Family Crib Building Service
If children wish to take part they may like to
 come dressed as one of the nativity characters.

11 pm    Midnight Eucharist

Dec
25
Wed
Holy Communion @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 25 @ 8:00 am

CHRISTMAS DAY – MONDAY 25th DECEMBER
8 am Holy Communion

10 am   Family Eucharist

Family Eucharist @ St. Mary's Church
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am

CHRISTMAS DAY – MONDAY 25th DECEMBER
8 am Holy Communion

10 am   Family Eucharist

Jan
5
Sun
Family Eucharist – Coming of the Wise Men @ St. Mary's Church
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am

Please come as or with someone dressed as a King, Queen or wise person. Today we see the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem

 

There was a church on this site by 1090, when records show that it was given to the Priory of St Pancras at Lewes, including a levy of tithes to support the church and clergy. The present church was classified in 1987 on the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest as Grade 1 (the highest listing). The Parish Registers date back to 1539; the originals are now housed at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester. There have been seven key stages in the building and development of the present church and its surroundings.

A useful starting point is the painting of St Mary’s in 1805 before the almost total rebuilding began in 1847.