St Mary the Virgin

About Us:

St. Mary the Virgin in Shipley, West Sussex is a friendly and very active Church with lots going on all through the year. We are proud of our heritage, being a 12th Century Church we have a lot! but we are not stuck in the past. We have a range of services including Holy Communion, Family Services and Evensong and a growing congregation across all age ranges. We have an active  choirs, flower arranging teams, and world class bell ringers!  Come and join us, you will be most welcome.


The parish of Shipley: St Mary the Virgin 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(s), PSOs. 

You can see our Safeguarding Policies and Contact details on this web site on the Safeguarding page.

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."

Get in touch

Rev. Chris Allen

The Vicarage,
Red Lane,
West Sussex

RH13 8PH

Shipley Fete and Fun Dog Show

4 Jun 2022, 11 a.m. for 5hr
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Come join us for a quintessentially English Country Fete and bring your four legged friends, lots to see and do, stalls, games, dog show, Teddybear zip line, organ recitals, BBQ, Tea, Cakes, licensed Bar and live music.

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Jubilee Event held outside

The Reliquary stolen in 1976 has been recovered!