Church of England Diocese of Chichester Shipley

St Mary the Virgin


Following guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury, all Church Services apart from Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms are suspended until further notice. If you need support or you would like to discuss an upcoming Wedding, Funeral or Baptism, please contact me at: [email protected]

While we are all staying at home we do not need to forget about our family in the Church. To that end we shall be putting various Sermons, from different priests, online, on this website for you to consider during the week. We will try to keep them refreshed each week so please come back to see what is new.

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 Matins and a growing congregation across all age ranges. We have active senior and junior choirs, flowing arranging teams, world class bell ringers and our Sunday school meets on the first Sunday of each month. 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. 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

Gavin Kenny

Meadow Croft Polecat Lane Copsale West Sussex

Church Services

Every day at 10 a.m. for 1hr

Church Close

Unfortunately due to lock-down all Church Services are suspended until further notice. Graveside funerals may still take place but only with immediate family present. Please contact the Church Wardens at [email protected] for more information.

Join with us this Sunday in a Service you can do at home.

23 May 2020, 12:45 a.m.