Welcome to the tiny church of Wiggonholt. We are one of the four churches that serve the tiny parishes of Amberley, Greatham, Parham and Wiggonholt in the Wildbrooks Benefice of West Sussex.
Our hamlets and villages are set in a stunning part of the South Downs, flanked by the River Arun and include woodland, the huge floodplain of the Wildbrooks and the downlands too. Our whole benefice is in part of the newly created National Park of the South Downs.
But we’re more than pretty houses and peaceful churches. We’re proud to be Christians and belong to a faith and a tradition that goes back centuries.
We do not know when the first church was built here in Wiggonholt — we suspect it was around 1100 — and our tiny unrestored building occurred during the so-called Saxo-Norman overlap when Anglo-Saxon architecture was giving way to the Norman style.
The agricultural community that Wiggonholt used to serve is no longer here; the parish consists of only a scattering of houses. The church stands as a quiet, reflective haven of faith where many have worshipped and prayed before us. We hold services twice a month almost always from the Book of Common Prayer, and if there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join in fellowship with the other congregations in the benefice.