Christ Church is open each day from roughly 9am until 5pm.    

Getting here

Christ Church is one of three beautiful, holy, historic churches that have served the local communities making up the modern-day Parish of ASCAT for centuries. The other churches are St Barthomew’s in Albourne and St Peter's in Twineham. Christ Church was built in the 19th Century by the neighbouring Parish of Hurstpierpoint and can be found  just off the A23 10 miles North of Brighton.

These churches are sacred spaces where heaven and earth have met in Christian worship, prayer and fellowship since Norman times. They have been places of celebration and solace; of marking the rites of passage of life; and of countless generations meeting with God in private prayer and public worship.

Christ Church and it’s sister churches are kept open during the day with an invitation to you to step inside to rest, reflect and, if you so wish, to make your own encounter with God and to say some prayers.


Our churchmanship tradition and style of worship are inclusive ‘Middle of the Road’, aiming to embrace the spiritual needs of as broad a cross section of the community as possible. There is a choir and short sermon that addresses contemporary issues from a Biblical perspective. The service lasts for about an hour and you are welcome to join us for coffee, tea and a chat afterwards.

First Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

Second Sunday St Bartholomew’s, Albourne

Third Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

Fourth Sunday St Peter’s, Twineham

Fifth Sunday Christ Church, Sayers Common

ASCAT is an inclusive parish that believes in a church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.

Off B2118 (Oakhurst)
Sayers Common
West Sussex

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