St Mary the Virgin
2021 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE (10th January 2021):
Sunday Services to be suspended for two weeks
With the infection rates for the new variant of Corona Virus so high, the Shipley PCC has taken the difficult decision to suspend Sunday Worship on the 17th and 24th of January. We have done this so that our beloved church gatherings do not become a source of infection and so that no-one will feel obliged to attend Sunday mass, when they should be shielding.
The PCC will review the situation on the 28th January and will post on this website our decision to restart Sunday services or to extend the period of suspension.
While physical services are suspended we will be uploading Video Sermons for you view. You can see them by going to the "Video Sermons" section of this site. You can also participate in a full video Eucharist in the "Service you can do at home" section.
Also should you wish to enter the Church for a period of quite reflection please contact either Rev. Chris or the two Church Wardens, Gavin and Richard who will be happy to arrange to have the Church opened for you.
In these times of isolation, if you feel the need to talk to someone, please do call Rev. Chris on 07778538958, he would love to speak with you.
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, flower 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."