Churches

                 

                                                                                                                                                                        Church Services

There are two churches in the parish:

St James, Mill Lane, Stedham, West Sussex, GU29 0PR

St James is the main church in the parish of Stedham with Iping.  It is situated on an ancient site, which is believed to have been a place of worship from pre-Christian times. There is a yew tree in the churchyard that is approximately two thousand five hundred years old.  There has been a Christian church in Stedham for well over a thousand years.  The present building is largely Victorian - with the exception of the tower which is on Saxon foundations and was restored in the seventeenth century.  There is a fine peal of six bells, and the oldest bells date from 1618.

New bell ringers are always welcome, and training is given.  There is also an enthusiastic choir, which is always looking for new members.

Worship takes place every Sunday with a Eucharist service at 9.30 am.

On the third Sunday in each month at 9.30 am young families are particularly welcome at the morning service.  We are always on the lookout for young musicians to play and/or sing at this service.

Choral Evensong is also on the first Sunday at 6 pm, in the summer.

Full details of the services each month are given on the back page of the Parish Magazine.

For baptisms, weddings or funerals, home communions, or other sacraments of the church, please contact the Church Wardens, Vanessa Blaber,  01730 817547, or Linda Stevens, 01730 810514.

 

St Mary's, Iping Lane, Iping, West Sussex, GU29 0PF

St Mary's is the second church in the parish of Stedham with Iping.  There has been a Christian church in Iping for well over a thousand years.  The present building is largely Victorian and is believed to have been built on the site of an earlier Saxon church.  The main Roman road from Chichester to Silchester passed through Iping, and so some of the first Christians to come to this country may have worshipped here.

Worship takes place using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.  On the first Sunday of the month there is a Holy Communion service at 9.30 am, and on the third Sunday there is Sung Matins at 11 am.

Full details of the services each month are given on the back page of the Parish Magazine.

For baptisms, weddings or funerals, home communions, or other sacraments of the church, please contact  the Church Warden, Vanessa Blaber,  01730 817547.