St Mary, Barlavington

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Set next to a picturesque farmyard, this grade 1 listed Early English church boasts a magnificent view of the South Downs where, as Pevsner puts it, 'the scarp becomes a vast natural amphitheatre to the south of Bignor.' Pevsner also praises the 'utter simplicity' of its interior. The church has a two-bay south aisle. The north aisle is blocked. Overall a 'coherent and effective' interior.

We enjoy a lively BCP sung matins every third Sunday at 11.30am. Every fifth Sunday we have BCP Holy Communion with hymns. This is the ideal church to celebrate the benefice's annual Harvest Thanksgiving at the beginning of October. There are plans for an annual pet service and perhaps a plough service, if we can find a suitable plough.

The church boasts a very spiritual carving of the Annunciation on the east wall between the two round-headed lancet windows (c 1100). This is a reminder of the important role Our Lady played in our salvation.

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Holy Communion
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Every third Sunday at 11:30 AM for 1 hour
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Honorary priest in charge: The Revd Canon John Francis Humphrey GREEN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4770
Diocesan ID: BM0111
Built: Early Engl
Architect: unknown
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: PETWORTH (10206)
Parish Legal Name: Barlavington (100268 )
CofE Church Info: (610268 10/268)
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The current editor is: John Green

This page was last updated on Thursday 28th September 2017
St Mary : Off Folly Lane, Barlavington, West Sussex, GU28 0LG

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