Special Events / News

Carol Service – Sunday 23rd December – St Mary’s at 6.30pm

Tradtitional carol service in our beautiful candle lit church with readings and carols and St Mary’s choir.  Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Crib Service Monday 24th December 5.30pm at St Mary’s Church

Wonderful crib service for  families  on Christmas Eve – singing carols and celebrating the wonders of Christmas.  Mary and Joseph and the baby will be with us and children can dress up  as shepherds or kings to be part of the Christmas story.   Wilfred the donkey will be with us too.

Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass 11.30pm

Christmas Day Family Communion with carols 11.00am

A Passion for Modernity: The Victorian Restoration of St Mary’s.

An article by Martin Jones, key speaker at our forthcoming History Afternoon in the Church


United Benefice

St Mary’s, Slindon is a parish church within the United Benefice of Slindon, Eartham, and Madehurst.

Our United Benefice falls within the Diocese of Chichester which is led by Bishop Martin Warner. Website: www.chichester.anglican.org.

St.Margaret’s, Eartham and St Mary Magdalene’s, Madehurst are, like St Mary’s, ancient Grade 1 listed buildings and play a significant role in their communities.

United Benefice Services held in one of the three churches during the year bring the congregations of all three Parishes together.


The Venerable Philip Jones

Priest in Charge

The Venerable Philip Jones

The Rectory, Dyers Lane, Slindon

Phone: 01243 814275

Mobile: 07909 981119

David Olby

Mr David Olby

St Mary's Licensed Reader

Mr David Olby

Phone: 01243 814226

Email: david.olby2@gmail.com

David Thornley

David Thornley

Retired Vicar who serves in the Benefice

David Thornley

Phone: 01243 814302

Email: dhthornley@btinternet.com

Barbara Brimblecombe

Barbara Brindlecombe

St Mary's Church Warden

Barbara Brindlecombe

Phone: 01243 814285

Email: bbrimblecombe@aol.com

Glen Hampshire

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Glen Hampshire

Phone: 01243 542692

Email: oldoakuk@tiscali.co.uk

Tony Richards

Mr Tony Richards

St Mary's Church Warden

Mr Tony Richards

Phone: 01243 814735

Email: tony.wordpower@btinternet.com

Clare Bacchus

Mrs Clare Bacchus


Mrs Clare Bacchus

Phone: 01243 814264

Email: clare_bacchus@live.co.uk

John Barrett

Mr John Barrett

Tower Captain

Mr John Barrett

Phone: 01243 814265

Email: barrettslindon@waitrose.com

Gareth Williams

Mr Gareth Williams

Choir Master

Mr Gareth Williams

Phone: 01243 814207

Email: garwil23@hotmail.co.uk

Mrs Catherine Slee

PCC Secretary

Mrs Catherine Slee

Phone: 01243 814604

Email: catherine@dslee.co.uk

Rosemary Barrett

Mrs Rosemary Barrett

PCC member

Mrs Rosemary Barrett

Phone: 01243 814265

Email: barrettslindon@waitrose.com

Mrs Jill Loveless
Ms. Jan Diamond
Mrs Glen Hampshire
Mrs Rosemary Barrett
Mrs Monique Langley
Mrs Freda Lloyd
Mrs Margaret Gibbons

Vision Statement

Recognising the importance of our role as the Parish Church in our lovely village, St. Mary’s seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive presence through which the love of Christ is shared and celebrated through worship, learning, care and service.

We seek to do so by ‘building on the past, in the present, for the future’.


The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs. Glen Hampshire.  You should contact the Leader of the Area where you have concerns about the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults at St. Mary’s Church, Slindon or St. Margaret’s Church, Eartham.   Alternatively you may wish to contact Mrs Glen Hampshire directly on 01243 542 692 to explain your concerns and she will advise you.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer ensures that the church is compliant with Diocesan policies and procedures.  St Mary’s Safeguarding Policy is on display in the Church and there are is a hard copy file in the vestry with all the policy documents related to Safeguarding.

Below is a link to 4 Safeguarding policy documents including the Whistleblowing policy.

Safeguarding Policy (signed by the relevant officers and dated February 2018) in relation to children and vulnerable adults Click Here

Parish Whistleblowing Policy Click Here

Responding to Safeguarding Allegations Click here

E-Safety Policy Click here

There is a policy covering all aspects of Health & Safety which is available from the Church Wardens and appropriate checks and risk assessments are carried out.


St. Mary’s, a Grade 1 listed building, is over 900 years old and, as with all old buildings, there is always maintenance work to be done. It costs about £33,000 p.a. to run the church and we rely on the generosity of our faithful givers and the profit from our annual fete to cover this large sum.

We have embarked on a major project to enhance the facilities in the church and to carry out essential repairs to the church roof and an appeal for pledges of donations has been launched for this. To find out about St. Mary’s Building Development click here.

If you would like to support St. Mary’s by becoming a regular giver please contact the Treasurer, Clare Bacchus for more information. A Gift Aid Declaration Form can also be obtained from the Treasurer.  Telephone 01243 814 264 or email clare_bacchus@live.co.uk


Find Us

We are 2.5 miles west of Arundel and 6.5 miles from Chichester.

We do not have a car park next to the Church. Please park in Church Hill or one of the surrounding roads.


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