The church is normally open during daylight hours
Welcome to St Peter’s, set in the grounds of the fabulous Tudor mansion of Parham House. Please note: Parham House and Park is privately owned. Even if the house is closed you may drive or walk up to visit the church (but cycling is not permitted in the park).
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 pretty churches in a pretty part of the country. We’re proud to be Christians and belong to a faith and a tradition that goes back centuries.
We do not know when the first church was built here in Parham, but the list of rectors goes back to 1148. Much of the current building is Victorian.
The village that St Peter’s used to serve is no longer here but the church stands as a quiet, reflective haven.for those who appreciate the setting and traditional values found in the Book of Common Prayer. We hold services twice a month, including a sung Evensong. If there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join in fellowship with the other congregations in the benefice.
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