St Andrew's Church is found at the East end of the Village of West Stoke, off the Downs Rd, overlooking the countryside, 10 minutes' drive North-West of Chichester, on the edge of Kingley Vale. There has been a Church here from the 11thC, with Rectors and Congregations recorded from at least 1398 to 2017, and counting. As a living and active community of prayer and service, everyone is welcome to worship God in Christ here, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Come in, and find some peaceful holy quiet too.
“Please be advised that all parish and community events listed in this month's magazine will be affected by the Government and Public Health England's advice on social distancing to help stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Bishop Martin has advised clergy and churchwardens that following the announcement on 16 March from the Prime Minister and discussions in Parliament, the Archbishops have announced that Church is Changing.
The two key points are that public worship should be suspended (this will include Holy Week services) but that churches should where possible remain open for prayer. This suspension will remain in place until further notice.
The Church of England's Coronavirus guidance for churches is updated frequently and contains the latest advice and answers to frequently asked questions, with more being added:
Loo? Sorry... not here.
Accessible? Good car park, firm path, no steps.
Refreshments after? On significant Days, yes!
BCP/R is The Book of Common Prayer as revised in 'Common Worship'