Families are especially invited to the Mothering Sunday Family Service on Sunday 11 March, at 10am.


LENT COURSE 2018 – Inspiring Vision

During this new Year of Prayer we will be using the diocesan Lent Course ‘Inspiring Vision’. The course will give us an opportunity to use art as a way of seeing salvation and opening windows onto God. Each week well-known public figures will reflect upon a piece of art that has inspired them and helped them in their journey of faith and prayer. The reflections will be available on podcasts along with copies of the works of art and some questions to help everyone involved to explore the themes in greater depth and to reflect on how they engage and resonate with our own experience.

The six sessions are:

Week 1  Inspiring Vision: Prayer and the Trinity, introduced by Bishop Martin

Week 2  Prayer in Challenging Times, introduced by Revd Lucy Winkett, Vicar of St James, Piccadilly

Week 3  Prayer and Discipleship, introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Week 4  Prayer as life evolves, introduced by Dame Patricia Routledge

Week 5  The Joy and Excitement of Prayer, introduced  by Charles Harrison, Director of music at Chichester Cathedral

Week 6  Prayer, Repentance and Forgiveness, introduced by Dame Caroline Spelman, First Estates Commissioner

In Storrington, there will be a whole-church Lent Group on Wednesday evenings, beginning on 14 February, Ash Wednesday. The session on 14 February will begin at 7pm with the service of Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes. The other sessions will begin at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Storrington.


Organist Vacancy

St Mary's Church, Storrington has a long tradition of music as part of worship. We are looking for an enthusiastic organist to plan and lead our services. The clergy and congregation are very supportive and enjoy a wide range of musical styles. The adult choir (up to 16 people) is made up of competent singers - most sing in local choral societies. We have a Johannes 350, 3 manual organ with full English specification, installed in 2013.

If you:

           are an experienced and competent organist;

           have experience of working with a similar choir;

           have knowledge of music suitable for Anglican church services

we would like to meet you.

For more information about the Church and parish, visit our website

If you want full details of the vacancy and recruitment process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications: 9 February 2018.