St John the Baptist, Westbourne

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The Parish Church for the village of Westbourne.  St John the Baptist is the western most Church in the Diocese of Chichester with the edge of its churchyard being the line of the county boundary with Hampshire.  The Church building itself is very old with parts dating from the 12th C.  Much of the Church was rebuilt in the 1700 and 1800's.  The Church organ was newly installed in 2001.

The traditions of the Church are mainstream Anglican with a strong choral background.  Teaching is bible centred but inquisitive and not in any way rigid. Women are welcomed in Ministry and the Revd Barbara Mosse is an assistant priest.

There is a creche, a Sunday School and progression to Youth Groups for young people. There is disabled access and WC facilites.

The Parish Hall is newly refurbished and is equally used for community and Church events.


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The Revd Frank Wright
The Rectory
Westbourne Road
PO10 8UL
01243 372867 (Rector) or 01243 375055 (Parish Office)

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Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
On 2nd Sundays is held at 6.00pm
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship


Holy Communion
BCP on 1st Wednesdays
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Holy Communion
A brief, informal Communion Service using alternataive liturgies. Attended by app. 5 people regulalry.
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

Parish Hallcontact either [email protected] or 01243 375055

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Clergy: The Revd Frank Albert WRIGHT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5220
Diocesan ID: BP0811
Built: 12th Century with later additions
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop of Chichester
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: WESTBOURNE (10108)
Benefice: Westbourne (10/365 M)
Parish Legal Name: Westbourne (100326 10/326)
CofE Church Info: (610326 10/326)
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The current editor is: Frank Wright

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St John the Baptist : Westbourne Road, near the shops in The Grove Westbourne parking at the Parish Hall opposite the Church, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8UL

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