St Mary the Virgin, Barnham

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Welcome to St Mary's Barnham!

There has been a church on this site since Saxon times and the present church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In recent years the church has been sensitively restored to create a wide and open space for social events as well as for worship.

St Mary's contains many things of historical interest, but it is not a museum! It is home to the real Church - the people of God who meet here to worship week by week. Why not come and join us?

Don't worry if you haven't attended a church service before, or if you're not really sure what you believe - the people of St Mary's don't claim to know all the answers, we are explorers, and we welcome you to come and explore with us.

We rejoice to be part of the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and this is reflected in our worship. People of all ages and backgrounds form our congregation and the focus of our life together is the Sunday Mass. We hold to the traditional understanding of Holy Orders and a male priest celebrates the Eucharist on every occasion.

The church is open daily during daylight hours and we hope you will find peace inside.

All are welcome here.



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Church in the Market Place
35 Barnham Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 0EQ
(01243) 553955

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Simple Sunday morning celebration held on the 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month only.
Every third and fifth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Our main service of the week at which everyone is very welcome. Sunday School is held on the 1st Sunday.
Every Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Incense
Said Evening Prayer
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Incense Book of Common Prayer


Roman Catholic Mass
Celebration of the Holy Mass with hymns for the local Roman Catholic community. All are welcome.
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
A time for silent prayer.
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Every Thursday at 6:30 PM for ½ hour


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Church Open Open daily during daylight hours.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Martin POWELL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4771
Diocesan ID: AA0112
Built: 1066
Architect: Richard Meynell
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: The Bishop of Chichester and the Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: ARUNDEL & BOGNOR (10101)
Parish Legal Name: Aldingbourne, Barnham and Eastergate (100014 )
CofE Church Info: (610008 10/8)
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The current editor is: steven maple

This page was last updated on Monday 1st May 2017
St Mary the Virgin : Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex, PO22 0BP

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