Welcome to St Peter’s, a parish church set within the park of the fabulous Tudor mansion of Parham House. We do not know when the first church was built here in Parham, but the list of rectors goes back to 1148. The beautiful interior is characterised by unusual high box pews.
We are one of the four churches that serve the tiny parishes of Amberley, Greatham, Parham and Wiggonholt in the Wildbrooks Benefice of West Sussex.
Our hamlets and villages are set in a stunning part of the South Downs, flanked by the River Arun and include woodland, the huge floodplain of the Wildbrooks and the downlands too. Our whole benefice is in part of the newly created National Park of the South Downs.
But we’re more than pretty houses and peaceful churches. We’re proud to be Christians, meeting and worshipping today as others have done for centuries before us. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ is as relevant in the 21st century as it has ever been.
The village that St Peter’s used to serve is no longer here but the church stands as a quiet, reflective haven of faith for those that appreciate the setting and traditional form of worship of the Book of Common Prayer. Our small but welcoming congregation meets for services twice a month. If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join in fellowship with the other congregations in the benefice.