December 2019 Services

1 December

Advent Sunday

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Family Communion: Children’s Gift Service
3pm Installation of the Revd Kathryn Windslow as Canon at Chichester Cathedral
No evening service in Church

8 December

Advent 2

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Parish Communion + Footsteps
6pm Evensong

15 December

Advent 3

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Parish Communion + Footsteps
6pm Carol Service

16 December

Carols In The Square

6.30pm Opposite the White Horse Inn, arranged by Chanctonbury Lions and the Storrington Churches

22 December

Advent 4

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Parish Communion
6pm Evening Service (said)

24 December (Tuesday)


4pm Christingle Service (for families)
11.30pm Midnight Mass

25 December


8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Christmas Family Communion with Carols

29 December

Christmas 1

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Parish Communion
6pm Evensong

5 January, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

8am Holy Communion (said)
10am Family Communion
6pm Evensong


Midweek Holy Communion Service on the first Thursday of each month at St Mary’s Church, Storrington, at 10.30am.
Holy Communion Service at Sussexdown on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11.30am



FOOTSTEPS (Sunday School)

Footsteps, (our name for Sunday School), 9.45am on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month, except half term and school holidays. Please contact Jackie Lee (743661) if you would like your child to take part.

On Sundays during the summer holidays children are warmly invited to our Sunday services and there will be plenty of things available in the Children's Corner in Church.


Sunday Services

The main service is at 10:00 a.m. in Church. It is normally a Parish Communion in the modern language style with Choir and a short sermon. On the first Sunday of the month it is for all ages (family Communion) and on the other Sundays there is usually Footsteps (Sunday School) starting at 9:45 a.m. in the Old School just across the lane. See location page to find Church and Old School.

There are also traditional services from the Book of Common Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Holy Communion) and 6:00 p.m. (Evensong) in Church. Occasionally the time and style of the evening service may be altered; changes will be advertised in the "Three Heralds", the weekly news-sheet and on the events page.


Midweek Services

A service of Holy Communion takes place each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This service is from The Book of Common Prayer, and lasts approximately half an hour.

Additional services are held in Lent and at major festivals.


If  you find it difficult to get to Church you can receive Holy Communion at home each month - please contact the clergy.


Parish Visiting Team

The “Parish Visiting Team” are a group of volunteers commissioned by St Mary’s Church to visit any person in our parish who might benefit and welcome some friendly company. If you or anyone you know would like such visits please contact Barbara Buchanan Church warden on 01903 741916 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.