• Welcome

    The Church's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    We are a lively village church with strong community links where you will find many opportunities to grow in faith and fellowship. Offering an inclusive welcome is an important part of who we are, so whoever you are, we look forward to getting to know you! For any enquiries, queries or simply to get in touch please contact the Rector, Rev’d Dr Rachel Greene


    Our church building is undoubtedly one of the landmarks that makes Chiddingfold special.  The first recorded building on the present site was c1180, but there were probably people gathering in this spot for worship may years before.  The building is Grade 1 listed and unique amongst other listed buildings in the village.  


    However, the church is no monument or museum!  Throughout its history it has been and still is today, home to a thriving Christian community who meet together for worship and who reach out in service to our village and the wider world.  St Mary's is an Inclusive Church.


    St. Mary’s is very mindful of the care, well-being, and safeguarding of all our children and vulnerable adults. We adhere diligently to diocesan and national safeguarding guidelines.  Our safeguarding handbook can be downloaded here. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Ruth Goddard who can be contacted at stmaryssafeguarding@outlook.com Alternatively you can contact the Rector.

    All public worship and church services are suspended and St. Mary's is closed for the time being. Although our building is closed it will remain as it has done for nearly 900 years, a permenant sign of God's presence in our midst. While the church building is closed, our work in this community carries on, and St. Mary's is finding new ways of bringing church to you, even when you cannot come to church. To find out more please follow the links below. 

     

    How church is changing

    Prayer Resources


     

    Love your neighbour.
    Stay home.
    Change the world.


    Walk in love.
    Rest in love.
    Wait in love.


     

    “All shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.”

    Julian of Norwich, 14th century, writing in time of plague.

     

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