St Mary the Virgin, Burpham

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Welcome to St Mary the Virgin, set in peaceful and beautiful surroundings in a fold of the South Downs National Park near Arundel.  There is evidence of pre-conquest construction in our church, but most of the building is early 12th century onwards. Across the river Arun, the imposing ramparts of Arundel castle, the seat for centuries of the Dukes of Norfolk, suggest that this peaceful corner of Sussex has witnessed many historic events in the history of England. Primarily though, St Mary's has been a place of worship and a place for quiet contemplation and rest for the soul over the centuries and remains so now. You are welcome to visit and spend time enjoying both the beauty of the building and the opportunity for quiet contemplation and prayer. And, of course, you are welcome to join us for any of our services of worship. Please check the events diary on this website for details. We also welcome enquiries for baptisms ( christenings), confirmation and weddings and other special life-events you might wish to celebrate or mark in a church service. Please contact our vicar, Reverend Celia Woodruff for further information. 



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Reverend Celia Woodruff
The Vicarage, Burpham, Arundel, West Sussex. BN18 9RJ.
07807899119 (Priest in charge) or (01903) 883174 (Mike Mills ( churchwarden))

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Parish Eucharist
A sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship


Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass
Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Usually in daylight hours. Check via email if making a special journey to visit.Village pub nearby for refreshments
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4824
Diocesan ID: AA0811
Built: 12th C
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: ARUNDEL & BOGNOR (10101)
Benefice: Burpham (10/067 J)
Parish Legal Name: Burpham (100011 )
CofE Church Info: (610011 10/11)
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The current editor is: Celia Woodruff

This page was last updated on Tuesday 26th September 2017
St Mary the Virgin : Off A27, Burpham, West Sussex, BN18 9 RJ - Top of the village. Close to village pub, The George and cricket ground

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