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Welcome to St Mary's Horsham

...a Church inspired by God's passion for the World

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A Family of all ages together

...everyone welcome!

Oh worship the Lord

...in the beauty of holiness

Revd. Canon Lisa Barnett photo courtesy of tobyphillipsphotography.co.uk

Welcome to St. Mary’s Horsham

We are very pleased to announce that weekly Sunday services at St Mary’s have now resumed. However,  please be aware that a new schedule of services will be in place and advance booking will be required in order to attend. This is to ensure that we comply with all the latest Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. Services will continue to appear below each Sunday for those who are unable to join us at St. Mary’s for our services in church. A recording of the sermon from the Sunday morning service in church will also be available on the “Listen again” link from our “Home Resources” page.

The Sunday service schedule throughout August will be as follows:

  • 9am – Said Holy Communion
  • 11am – Said Holy Communion

Under current guidance, singing will not be allowed at these services and collections will also not be taken during the service due to the potential infection risk, however, a collection plate will be available at the door and our digital giving machine is available to use at the church entrance for anyone wishing to make a donation. Please also be aware that from Saturday 8th August it will be a legal requirement to wear a face mask when attending church. This requirement does not apply to children under 11 or to those who are not able to wear a mask due to medical needs. We anticipate that each service will last about 45 minutes. All are welcome to book in to attend these services either by:

Bookings for each Sunday will open the previous Monday.

The church building is also open to the public daily between 10am and 1pm (apart from when scheduled services are taking place.)  Unfortunately, the weekly lunchtime recitals that were due to start on Wednesday 5th August have now had to be postponed due to the latest Government guidance. We hope to be able to re-schedule these to take place at a later date so please keep an eye on our website for further information on this as it becomes available.

Please be aware that all visitors will need to abide by social distancing rules whilst in the church, and if too many people arrive at the same time, then there may be a need to wait before being able to enter the building. (With regret, it will not be possible to buy our famous home-made marmalade or fruit cakes during this time.)

We look forward to welcoming you!

As we continue to adapt to how much life has changed in response to this pandemic, we have the opportunity now to be ‘church’ in new ways. Please do reach out to neighbours and friends who may be feeling particularly vulnerable. 

Phone calls can also be directed to our pastoral co-ordinator, Morag Davies, or clergy, Lisa Barnett or Rebecca Tuck.

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator: Morag Davies pastoral@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 240854 or 07974 679399
Vicar: Revd Lisa Barnett vicar@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 283787
Curate: Revd Rebecca Tuck curate@horshamstmarys.org.uk 01403 288465

As we continue to face new challenges and uncertainties, we do so in the company of Jesus, who understands our anxieties, and our loneliness, and promises to be with us always. 

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7.

With my prayers for you all,

Lisa

Please join us now for our Parish-wide Morning Service from Holy Trinity, led by David Bouskill with Alan Mayer preaching.  Just click on the video below and type “f” (Full Screen) for best viewing:

You may also wish to watch the streamed Trinity 9 Sunday Eucharist service from St. Mary’s on 9 August 2020 led by Revd. Canon Lisa Barnett with Revd. David Bouskill preaching. Just click on the video below and type “f” (Full Screen) for best viewing:


You may be “checking us out” for one of any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re moving into the Horsham area, or maybe you’re thinking about getting married, or you’re just curious about Christianity.

There’s a lot going on at St. Mary’s, so we hope you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily – and that these pages give you a good flavour of our vision, and of the many exciting aspects of our Church life.

We do hope you will have a chance to come & experience St. Mary’s in person soon – to enjoy a sense of God’s own presence, His welcome to community and invitation to belong …

We look forward to meeting you!

SERVICE TIMES

Please refer to the information at the top of the homepage for details of current services and the necessary booking arrangements required in order to attend.

To find out more about the Christian Faith, please click here

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Parish Covid Recovery Appeal

We know the past few months have presented so many challenges for every one of us and our parish is no exception.

Therefore, we are asking our congregations to consider making a one-off gift to support us through this period when our income has fallen significantly. If you feel that you are able to support the church in this way, you can either download, complete and return to us the  Horsham Parish Giving Form or make a donation online direct to our recovery appeal using a debit or credit card.

Thank you so much for your support.


The St Mary’s Congregation AGM will be on Tuesday 8th September at 7.30pm and the Horsham Parish APCM is on Wednesday 23rd September at 7.30pm.

Both meetings will be held at St Mary’s Church and you can book in to attend either of these by visiting the ‘What’s On’ page or emailing sundayservicebookings@horshamstmarys.org.uk or calling 01403 283786.

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    Worship Resources and sermons to encourage and build our faith during the Pandemic

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