Church of England Diocese of Chichester Cowfold

St Peter

Welcome to the parish church of St Peter, Cowfold in the Diocese of Chichester. We are a friendly and welcoming church linked with Holy Trinity in Lower Beeding and St John's, Coolhurst. The church building dates back to the 13th century and has many interesting features including some ancient stained glass windows and a brass to Thomas Nelond from the Priory of Lewes.

We are delighted to announce that in-person worship has resumed with effect from 28th March 2021. Services will continue to be live-streamed from Holy Trinity, Lower Beeding and broadcast on Facebook Lower Beeding Parish at 10am every Sunday for those who prefer to watch from home.
The church is currently open for visitors and private prayer all day every Wednesday. Readings and a sermon are circulated by email each week. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the distribution list. 

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. 

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

1st Sunday 10am Parish Eucharist 
2nd Sunday 8am Holy Communion; 10am 'Short and Sweet' Family Service
3rd Sunday 8am Holy Communion; 11:15am Parish Eucharist; 6pm Taize Worship by Candlelight
4th Sunday 10am Parish Eucharist
5th Sunday 8am Holy Communion; 10am Joint Eucharist alternating between St Peter Cowfold and Holy Trinity Lower Beeding

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Crib Trail

24 Dec 2020, 3 p.m. for 3h
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The Street

Everyone is welcome to come to the church at anytime between 3pm and 6pm on Christmas Eve to follow a trail of the Nativity story. There will be stickers of the nativity characters for the children and mulled wine to take away for the adults. Please stay in your household bubble and enjoy this alternative to the traditional Crib Service. Free entry, donations welcome

Christmas Christmas Eve Crib/nativity Mulled Wine All age/Family

Holy Week and Easter services in Cowfold and Lower Beeding parishes

27 Mar 2021, 3 p.m.
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