St. Mary`s

Welcome to the Church Of England parish of Littlehampton, St. Mary and St. James.  Thank you for visiting these pages which act as our main parish website. 

For over 900 years Christian worship has been offered on the site of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin. St. James` church has a rather shorter history and, as is described elsewhere on these pages, was closed for public worship in January 2018 before subsequently being redesignated a Chapel of Ease within the newly formed parish in March 2020. 

The parish is committed to traditional Christian teaching and worship and to the service of the community in which we are set. We are a member parish of Forward In Faith affiliated to `The Society under the Patronage of St. Wilfred and St. Hilda`  (SSWSH). We are part of the Deanery of Arundel and Bognor within the Archdeaconry of Chichester and the Diocese of Chichester 

In the words of Jesus to two of the followers of John the Baptist (John1.39) and the disciple Philip to Nathanael (John 1.46) we invite you to `Come and See`. 

Join with us as we follow in the footsteps of our forebears building on the firm foundations of the past and looking with hope towards the future by living faithfully in the present. Seeking, in the words of St. Richard of Chichester, to Know, Love and Follow Jesus.

As we incorporate more content onto these pages we hope that you will find any information you require.  If not please do get in touch via the `Get in Touch` tab on the main menu.  You are always welcome too to join us for worship on Sunday or during the week and our Vicar Father Mark Williams together with all the congregation look forward to welcoming you. 

You will find our weekly Pewsheet with details of services, events and parish news by clicking on the `News and Notices` tab on the main menu of this site.

"The parish of Littlehampton, Saint Mary and Saint James 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."

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Vicar: The Reverend Mark Williams

Parish Office
St. Mary`s Church,
Church Street,

BN17 5EN
Parish Office (answerphone)
01903 726875
What's on

Holy Eucharist

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at for 25 mins
St. Mary`s
Church St (Opp Goda Rd) Littlehampton, BN17 5EN, United Kingdom

A simple said service

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.