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, All-Age Communion 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.

How to find out what's new on this site

Use the menu on the left (if you are using a computer) or use the "Hamburger" menu, which is three lines on top of each other (if you are using a phone or tablet) to see all the content on this site. 

There you can find a copy of our excellent Parish Magazine to download, or watch a video sermon for Chris our Vicar, or find out how to join the Choir or Bell ringers, it is all there.

When the Queen came to Shipley!

To commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, we have put a link to a video from Pathe News on the menu, which records when Queen Elizabeth II, her Mother and Princess Margaret came to visit Shipley.


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
What's on

Shipley Parish Fete

for 5 hours
St Mary the Virgin
Church Close Shipley Horsham, RH13 8PH, GB

A quintessentially English Fete - come and join the fun

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The Reliquary stolen in 1976 has been recovered!