• Worshipping God and serving Westbourne & Woodmancote

    St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne, buildingGood Friday walk

    portrait of Andrew


    Woodmancote Church building - painted in green








    Come and join in worship. We are churches located in West Sussex, on the border with Hampshire.  

    Video from Remembrance Sunday, Westbourne

    Updates during the coronavirus pandemic

    • Westbourne Parish Church is available for private prayer 10am-3pm and Sundays 12 noon-3pm.
    • During this difficult time, when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church. We meet virtually for prayer services and fellowship. St John the Baptist Church is available for private prayer twice a week. We continue to love our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable and caring for our communities.
    • Visit our 'Donations' page for details of how you can help or and make a donation by debit or credit card.
    • In the current circumstances we have lost income from church plate collections, visitors' donations, weddings, funerals and the range of fund raising activities listed on our fundraising page. Last year we gave more than £14,000 to various charities, of which £9,000 came from St John the Baptist's PCC funds. We also paid our Parish Share to the Diocese of Chichester in full to support the broader church's ministry, as we have promised to do this year.
    • Visit our news page for the current arrangements for services being conducted via video conferencing. The usual cycle of services shown on the online calendar and services list will not be taking place inside the church buildings.
    • A weekly newsletter is circulated by email to parishioners on the church's mailing list including details of weekly online services. Please contact the Rector at rector@westbourneparishchurch.org.uk.


    Baptisms, weddings or funerals (contact the Rector*)                                           

    Weekly pew sheet

    Church activities                                                  

    > Mission Action Plan        

    > Safeguarding                                                                

    Rector's blog & other parish articles                                         

    Music                                                                                      > Parish Hall activities & hire details                     

    Rector:  01243 372867 *                                                             Parish Hall office:  01243 375055


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