Usual Services

Parish of St John the Baptist, Westbourne

We welcome you to this ancient place of worship.

Usual pattern of services

Please check the weekly pew sheet, website calendar and noticeboards for changes to the normal schedule. 


8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am Parish Communion (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays)
9.30am Family Service (2nd Sunday)

11.15am Holy Communion at Woodmancote (2nd & 4th Sundays)

6.00pm Evensong (a choral service will be held on the 1st Sundays of March, June, October and December. At present, there will be no said evensong service on the remaining 1st Sundays)

6.00pm Parish Communion (2nd Sunday)

6.00pm Informal Service
(These services were held on the 3rd Sunday in the Churchill Room, Parish Hall, with tea and cake. These services will resume later in 2017)

Wednesday services

10.30am Holy Communion service, St John the Baptist, Westbourne - please check the pew sheets and website calendar for when these services will take place.

7.00pm Holy Communion informal service will resume later in 2017.

Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Westbourne

From May 2017, we are beginning the practice of Morning Prayer in the church on every week day when The Rector is on duty. It is a short and gentle service running from 08.30am for around 25 minutes. Each and everyone is welcome, however occasionally. Do give it a try. Your presence will be an encouragement and a sharing in the daily prayer of the parish. 

The Rector's usual day off will be Fridays. 

Children’s activities

These takes place at 9.30am on Sundays with the exception of the 2nd and 5th Sunday. The activities are held in the Parish Hall on Westbourne Road, across from St John the Baptist Church.

There is a Family Service on the second Sunday morning of each month at 9.30am at St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne.

Monthly service list

> December 2018 services, Westbourne Parish, Chichester Diocese (PDF)

> January 2019 services, Westbourne Parish, Chichester Diocese (PDF)


Church opening times

Other than for services, St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne, is normally open from:
11.00am to 2.00pm (except on Thursdays)

Thank you to our Church Watch team for their work in keeping the church open for visitors.

Please check the website calendar for weddings, funerals and other services which may also mean the church is not open for general visits.



If you would like to find out more about services at Westbourne, contact the Office.

For specific enquiries about a service or if you have a prayer request, please contact the Rector, please telephone 01243 372867. Please leave a message when the office is closed.

The Rector's usual day off will generally be on Friday each week.

For enquiries about hall bookings, please contact the Parish Hall Office on 01243 375055 (please leave a message for a return call).

St John the Baptist Church and Woodmancote Chapel are part of the Church of England's Diocese of Chichester.

The Parish Church is a registered charity, number 1130732

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