We are open during daylight hours every day. If you are making a special journey to visit us,  you may wish to email us to ensure the church is not closed for any unforeseen reason. 

Getting here

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 priest in charge, the Reverend Celia Woodruff for further information. 



The Street, ( near The George at Burpham!)
BN18 9 RJ

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