The Parish Church of St Mary’s, Chidham

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The Parish Church of St Mary’s Chidham, 

Priest in Charge:
Reverend Andrew Birks | Tel 01243 341323 | 
The Vicarage, Cot Lane, Chidham, PO18 8TA
Church Warden: Willem van Niekerk | Tel 07960305427 |
Church Warden and Treasurer : Carol Vigor Treasurer |


Future services:
(Please note the service times.)
Currently singing is not allowed so our 9.30am services will be said services but with music.

Our new pattern of services is:

0800 every Sunday in St Mary’s

0930 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays in St Mary’s

0930 2nd Sunday in St Wilfrid’s

1030 every Thursday in St Wilfrid’s

The 0930 service in St Mary’s on the 1st Sunday of each month will be a family service.

The 0930 service in St Mary’s on the 3rd Sunday of each month will be Morning Prayer led by Colin.

All other services will be a Eucharist.

On any 5th Sunday the 9.30 service will rotate between all churches in our parish and Funtington parish.

There is no requirement to book for the 0800 services or Thursday services at St Wilfrid's.

While there are still Covid restrictions,  if you would like to attend services at 9.30am on Sundays please email or telephone 01243 537216.

Otherwise St Mary’s Church will be closed, except for private prayer on Wednesday from 10am to12noon, and  on Sunday from 12noon to 3pm.

Please maintain social distancing, use the hand sanitiser provided .. 

Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming at 9.30am. You can access their services
live by clicking on the link and it will take you to the page with instructions on how to view.
You can also view it later

Our Priest in charge

The Reverend Andrew Birks has been appointed to serve as Priest in Charge for both Chidham Parish and Funtington Parish.

Fr. Andrew Birks, 

Priest-in-Charge, Parish of Chidham

Parishes of Funtington, West Stoke and Sennicotts.

The Vicarage, Cot Lane, Chidham, Chichester. PO18 8TA

07485 648655 / 01243 341323



The PCC of the Parish of Chidham, including the churches of St Mary, Chidham and St Wilfrid, Nutbourne has adopted and follows the National Parish Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidelines to make our churches a safe place for all. In addition to this national policy you can see our own policy and procedures documents below.

Safeguarding Officer for the Parish of Chidham - Alyzn Johnson | Tel no: 01243 572059
March 2019