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Welcome

The parish church of St Mary, Storrington, exists to serve the whole community. There has been a church here for more than a thousand years. The building is ancient, but its purpose is timeless - to be a place set apart for worship; a place where people are enabled to draw nearer to God and experience the grace of Jesus Christ in their lives.

The church is open every day from about 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. St Mary's has a broad range of activities, courses and home groups, serious in purpose but with enjoyment and fellowship along the way.

The Parish of St Mary, Storrington, is in the Deanery of Storrington, the Archdeaconry of Horsham and the Diocese of Chichester. The clergy appreciate the opportunity of meeting new residents in the parish. Please get in touch soon after your arrival to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

We aim to keep in contact with as many people as possible through the Three Heralds Parish Magazine: for more information please click as shown on the left hand side of this page.


Message from the Rector

Storrington Parish Cburch - Malcolm AchesonWelcome to the website for Storrington Parish Church (St Mary's, Church Street), which for a thousand years and more has provided a spiritual centre for Storrington.  It is here that so many members of our community over the centuries have celebrated their marriages and the arrival of children; here they have shared their sense of loss while celebrating the lives of the departed; and here, week by week, the ministry of Word and Sacrament is offered.  We cherish the best of the Church's tradition whilst aiming to incorporate that which is fresh and new if worthy of inclusion. The dignity of worship is important, and there is also a time for light-heartedness and informality.  We aim to be outward-looking and welcoming, and to proclaim a balanced Christian faith based firmly on the three Anglican foundations of Scripture, tradition and reason.  We are glad to collaborate with our sister churches in Storrington in the vital task of promoting the Christian gospel.

You are cordially invited to come and meet us at a service or to get in touch if you think we could help in any way.

Rector's Retirement

The Revd. Malcolm Acheson, who became Rector of Storrington in August 1994, retires officially on 31st March this year. Two packed farewell services, followed by social gatherings in the Old School, were held on Sunday, 23rd February, and Malcolm is now using accumulated holiday to sort out and go through nearly twenty years' worth of files and paperwork.


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A selection of items which have appeared in Three Heralds Parish Magazine or the Storrington Church News Sheet.