About Us

Welcome to St Michael’s, set in the heart of Amberley.

We are the largest of the four churches that serve the tiny parishes of Amberley, Greatham, Parham and Wiggonholt in the Wildbrooks Benefice of West Sussex.

Our hamlets and villages are set in a stunning part of the South Downs, flanked by the River Arun and include woodland, the huge floodplain of the Wildbrooks and the downlands too. Our whole benefice is in part of the newly created National Park of the South Downs.

But we’re more than pretty houses and peaceful churches. We’re proud to be Christians, with a faith tradition that goes back centuries.   But we believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is as relevant in the 21st century as ever. 

St Michael’s serves the village of Amberley, and the area has belonged to the church from around 670AD, though the building itself dates to around 1100AD.

Our worship reflects the old and the new. We celebrate communion with the modern wording twice a month and use the Book of Common Prayer for some services.  Once a month our main service is Worship for All, something shorter and more informal.  Our music is a mix of old and new.  Whilst our congregation is not large we extend a very warm welcome to all. 

Please visit our website for more information about St Michael's, and fundraising for our Tower Appeal: www.amberleystmichael.org.uk/