St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering

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Whether you're a visitor to West Wittering or a new or established resident, you're most welcome to come and worship with the Church Family here at West Wittering.  We'd love to see you.

The church is in Pound Road, West Wittering, PO20 8AJ.  Next to the church is the Rectory, attached to which on the left is the Parish Office. Together with our two sister churches in the parish of Birdham with Itchenor, we form a benefice in the Rural Deanery of Chichester, in the Diocese of Chichester.

A little further down the road from the church is our Church Room which we use for meetings and social events.  We have coffee/squash and biscuits here after the Sung Eucharist on Sundays.  Eveyone is very welcome and it's a great place to meet new friends and catch up with existing ones!

To find out more about our church and village, please click on the link in the right hand margin. It'll take you to our parish website.  You can also click on 'Picture Gallery' in the right hand margin.

You may be interested to read a few of the many comments left in our Visitors' Book:

"Very peaceful, calm and welcoming"

"How lovely to find the door open.  Very nice!"

"A happy church to visit"

"Warmly welcoming and spiritual"

"Sanctuary on a hot crowded day!"

"A lovely peaceful atmosphere"

"Lovely and peaceful after a windswept walk around East Head!!"

"So welcoming that your church is open. My House shall be called a house of prayer.  Thank you all. Left a prayer request"



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Revd Jonathan Swindells
The Rectory
Pound Road
West Wittering
PO20 8AJ
(01243) 514057 (Rector)

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Holy Communion
Traditional Prayer Book Service
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Solemn Sung Eucharist
Solemn Eucharist with different musical settings.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Incense Common Worship
All-Age Eucharist
A simple Sung Eucharist: family-friendly
Every first and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Resumes Sunday 5th April 2015
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Parish Eucharist with children's activity - 'The Message'.
Every second and third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Children's Service
A non-Eucharistic service for children lasting 30 minutes.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Resumes Sunday 24th May 2015
Family Friendly
Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong with choir and organ.
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 3rd May 2015
Book of Common Prayer
A traditional but intimate service held in the Lady Chapel, accompanied by a piano. The service is sung (except for the psalm, which is said), and includes three hymns, a sermon and intercessions.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 5th April 2015
Book of Common Prayer


Morning Prayer
Said Morning Prayer led by Fr Jonathan in the Lady Chapel.
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes


Julian Prayer Group
This benefice group focuses on silent meditative prayer. The meeting starts with a short reading from the Bible or a piece of music leading into a time of silent prayer.
Every first Tuesday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour


Holy Communion
Said Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour


Be Still
Silent prayer in the Lady Chapel. We pray for the needs of the Church and the world and for all those people for whom prayers have been requested, either directly or via our prayer tree in the Lady Chapel. We end by saying some prayers out loud together.
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Resumes Thursday 9th April 2015
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Palm Sunday All Age Eucharist and procession
The service starts at 9.45am in the Church Room, Pound Road. Following reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel, palm crosses are blessed and the clergy, choir and congregation process to the church. People who are unable to walk in the procession should arrive at the church at around 9.50am.
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Eucharist and Watch
Sung Eucharist with washing of feet and stripping of altar, following which there is the opportunity to stay in the church, keeping watch in spirit with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Meditation on the Cross
A quiet meditative service, following which there will be a break before the start of the Good Friday Liturgy.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 1:00 PM for 50 minutes
Good Friday Liturgy
The Good Friday Liturgy is divided into four parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Proclamation of the Cross, the Solemn Intercessions and Communion from the Altar of Repose.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Celebration of Easter Light
This joyful service marks the beginning of our Easter celebrations. By now the church has been decorated with flowers and our beautiful Easter Garden has been set up. The new Paschal Candle is prepared and lit and its light passed to candles held by members of the congregation. Following the great Easter Proclamation, all the lights in the church are switched on and all the candles in the church are lit. During the service we renew our baptismal promises.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer Evensong in the Lady Chapel with hymns and a sermon.
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Pet Service
This first Sunday after St George's Day is your opportunity to Bring your Dragon to church for a celebration of creation! If you don't have a real dragon, please feel free to bring your dog (on lead) or cat or other furry creatures (in baskets)! Larger animals such as horses, donkeys and llamas are welcome to come and stand with their handlers near the open church door! Fr Jonathan will bless the animals - great and small - during the service. All are welcome to this joyful celebration of our pets and God's wonderful creation.
Sunday 26th April 2015 at 3:00 PM for ½ hour
Sunday School Youth Group Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Spire/steeple Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets

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7:30 am - 5:30 pm daily

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Clergy: The Revd Jonathan Reid SWINDELLS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5218
Diocesan ID: AC2011
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: The Bishop of Chichester
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: CHICHESTER (10103)
Parish Legal Name: West Wittering (100080 10/80)
CofE Church Info: (610080 10/80)
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The current editor is: Stella Pendleton

St Peter & St Paul : Pound Rd, West Wittering, West Sussex, PO208AJ

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