Church of England Diocese of Chichester Cowfold

St Peter

St Peter's Church, Cowfold is in the Diocese of Chichester, West Sussex. We have recently formed a joint Benefice with the neighbouring parish of Lower Beeding and Coolhurst.

Services are currently being live streamed on our Facebook page ( each Sunday. There is a Eucharist service at 10am and an informal service with children in mind at 11.15. The informal service takes the form of a Lower Beeding family service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and a Cowfold Short & Sweet service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

Readings and a sermon are circulated by email in advance of the weekly Eucharist. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the distribution list.

We are a friendly and welcoming church seeking to serve the local community by providing a range of Sunday services, a mid-week Eucharist and Friday Café. We work closely with the village's church-aided Primary School, and make regular visits to a local nursing home and to parishioners in their own homes.

St Peter's, Cowfold is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Chichester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 

The Church is usually open from 9am each day for visitors and private prayer.

Our pattern of Sunday services is given below. Please visit our website for more information.


1st Sunday 10am Sung Eucharist
2nd Sunday 8am Holy Communion (BCP); 10am 'Short and Sweet' Family Service
3rd Sunday 8am Holy Communion (BCP); 6pm Taize Worship by Candlelight
4th Sunday 11:15am Sung Eucharist
5th Sunday 8am Holy Communion (BCP); 10am Joint Sung Eucharist


3rd Sunday 10am Joint Parish Eucharist with Sunday School


1st Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
4th Sunday 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

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Parish Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 45m

The Street

Our main act of worship will be streamed live on our Facebook page so that we can still worship together even though our church building must remain closed at this time. Follow us on

Live stream Music Hymns Singing Organ Refreshments Common Worship

The attached notice gives details of how we will be marking Lent and celebrating Easter in the parishes of Cowfold and Lower Beeding.

24 Feb 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Easter Lent Notices
St Peter Charity No. 1139699