Church of England Diocese of Chichester Felpham, Saint Mary

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

The church has one accessible toilet and one other toilet. Our Church Hall also have mens and ladies toilets and one more disable accessible toilet.

The church and the church hall both have baby changing facilities.

At St Mary's centre, our church hall you can lock up your bike.

Parking is free outside the church hall in Grassmere close.

We have two accessible toilets, one in the church and one in the hall.

There are accessible parking bays outside the church hall

The entrance to through both the main doors is flat.

We have an induction loop and are up grading it to the very latest system.

We have assistance dogs already attending church and they also receive a blessing and a treat whilst we receive communion.


Our Building

We are a Grade 2* building much of it dates back to 1100

The Post Office is not part of the church but it is just over the road and much supported by the Felpham community.


Music and Worship

We have a large active bell ringing team who practise on Wednesdays and ring for the Sunday 9.30am service as well as weddings and other events.

Our Choirs give many concerts throughout the year and we have lots of groups using St Mary's as a venue.

The organ is a modern instrument and is coupled with a portable electronic piano.

Each Sunday evening we keep BCP evening prayer and on the first Sunday of the month choral BCP evensong with Benediction

Three choirs meet to sing at St Mary's. Our junior choir practise from 5.30pm on Thursdays then a two adult choirs, one for the 9.30 and one for the 11 meet at 7.30pm on Thursdays to rehearse.


Groups, Courses and Activities

JaM... means Jesus and Me. The JaM youth club meets on Sunday evenings at 5.30-7. or 7.30pm depending of the child's and parents preference. From School Year 1 and upwards into teenagers we offer something for everyone. There are quiet spaces and loud spaces. There are actions games and board games. There is a craft section and also a time for cooking. A place to hang out with friends and relax. We know that not all children receive a hot meal on a Sunday so we provide one and a dessert. If it is pizza night the children can make their own by adding the toppings. We participate with the Diocesan youth working team and attend a camp in May and we look to encourage the children to be part of worship in some form. It is mad, hectic, a little crazy but great fun. We have around 30 children who join us on a regular bases.

We have four regular House Groups. They meet in peoples house and discover the bible together. Get in touch with us and we can sign post you to one of our groups.

Every Saturday morning we run what we call Coffee Stop but we also have tea! In St Mary's centre or the Church for two hours from 10am. Join us, meet us for we would love to get to know you.

St Mary's centre has many classes and clubs that you can join from Pilates to Zumba to Ball room dancing. You can find it at St Mary's.

The local Sea Scouts and Cubs are very much connected to the church. They join us for worship at various times in the year and we support them both financially and practically.


Help for Visitors

St Mary's centre has free wifi and the church may have it later in 2020

Church Open

Other Features

Bognor Food bank and supported by St Mary's with two collections points. One in the church and one in the hall.

We have an amazing hall with two separate room, offices and a well equipped kitchen. See our own website about this or get in touch. We would love to show you around.