We are a parish of over 9,000 people in the centre of the Sussex coastal plain bounded
by the South Downs and the sea.
We have a large and enthusiastic congregation, united by a deep commitment to public
worship and private prayer, and keen to reach out in service to our local community.
Our Church Family represents a wide range of theological convictions and we seek
to celebrate our diversity and respect our differences. Each congregation has a distinctive
spirituality; however the parish tradition as a whole may be described as liturgical
and sacramental with a strong emphasis on the Eucharist as the foundation of our
common life. The Parish has been described as a microcosm of the Church of England
with the different styles of churchmanship and traditions. This is something we value
Our three churches are all medieval and house a number of important and interesting
artefacts, stained glass and wall paintings. The churches and churchyards are open,
used and valued by the community.
The Parish of Aldingbourne, Barnham and Eastergate is one of the largest parishes
in the Diocese of Chichester and has been a United Parish since 1992. The Parish
Office in the centre of Barnham village is key to our outreach in the community,
holding coffee mornings and other events; the Parish Office is also the base for
Please browse this website about our three churches and we hope you will be able
to join us at our services.