DEC Ebola Appeal – we have raised £1085 for this appeal – thankyou to all who donated.

DEC Ebola Appeal – we have raised £1085 for this appeal – thankyou to all who donated – through lent lunches, pillar boxes and in other ways to support those in need.Lent Lunches 2015

SUCCESS! St Mary’s Choir Fanfare for Spring Concert

Fanfare to Spring Concert – a Big Thank You to all who supported the Choir and Slinfold Band Concert last Saturday. It was a great success and we have been able to give £1260 towards the Church Conservation Fund. We would also like to thank all those who helped with publicity and refreshments.St Mary's Choir Fanfare for Spring Concert 180415

Horsham Parish Youth Community Outreach Opportunity

Horsham Parish Youth Community Outreach Opportunity:

Do you have a real heart to reach out to the Young People in our Community and Support and help them?

Do you have experience in working with, and an understanding of, the issues that affect young people.

Are you approachable, reliable and a team player with a ‘must have’ sense of humour?

If you can say yes…….


The Horsham Support Team, headed up by Judi Cox, Helen Sare and Angie Choat, are looking for people:

  • To work alongside the young people in their ‘space’  (Schools or Park/Town centre.)
  • To provide support, advice and ‘signposting’ towards other support services available for young people that are seeking help
  • To help the young people feel safe(r)
  • To promote socially acceptable behaviour, and be a link to local services when required


The ‘YST’ team is a Multi-agency partnership between Horsham District Council, Horsham Parish, Horsham Matters, and the Youth Service.

Each agency brings their own strengths to the team, and we all work together. We believe this is one of the teams’ biggest strengths!


There are two main opportunities to join our Horsham Youth Support Team:

1) In Tanbridge House School on Wednesday or Friday lunch times during term times. (1.15-2.15 pm)

2) Park/Town Summer Project, which runs from ~ May to September on Friday Nights. 6.45 to 9.15 pm.


If you would like to know more, or to arrange to have an informal chat,

Please contact:

Judi Cox.

Horsham ‘YST’ Team Leader.




Fostering – Give a Local Child a Family

Fostering Flyer

St Mary’s Fab Feb Fun Quiz 7th Feb

Saturday 7th February 6.45pm for a 7pm start: The St Mary’s Fab Feb
Fun Quiz in the Barn. Bring and Share Supper with Bar Available in the Church Centre.
Teams of 4 – 6 – come as a team or to join up with folk on the night.
Prizes! Fab! Fun!

A Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thankyou to you all for your Christmas Greetings – and a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you all from Jane, the Verger and Alison, the Church Administrator.


Christmas at St Mary’s

For details of our Services over the Christmas Period please see the Christmas Cards and posters in church as well as our What’s On page

or call the church office 01403 253762

Key Christmas Services and Events are:

Sunday 21st December – 6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

Tuesday 23rd December: 3.30pm – 5pm Family Nativity Craft Party in the Church Centre and 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib

Wednesday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 5.30 pm Candlelight Service and Blessing of the Crib and 11.15 pm The Midnight Mass

Thursday 25th December – Christmas Day: 8.00 am Holy Communion (Traditional Service with Carols) and 9.30 am Christmas Celebration Communion


Christmas Services at St Mary's Epiphany Services in Church 21st Dec – 4th Jan

Horsham Churches Together – Christmas in the News

Horsham Churches Together are in the news – joining together for the biggest ADVENT’ure’ – Christmas comes to Horsham

For more information see

Family Nativity Craft Party – Ribbon needed!

Lots and lots of ribbon needed – for four different Christmas craft activities – any type/colour but, ideally, narrow and in Christmassy colours! Please hand in to Fiona Prentice or Jane Gorrie at church or pop them into the church office.