Welcome to the website of Saint Mary Our Lady, Sidlesham.

Sidlesham is a village on the Manhood Peninsula south of Chichester in West Sussex, England. Saint Mary Our Lady is the Parish Church for Sidlesham. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Chichester, in the Province of Canterbury.

Our parish priest (Stephen Guise) retired on the 4th April 2021 so we are currently in an interregnum. Church services will continue as normal with the help of Fr Roger and other guest priests.

The website team will endeavour to keep the website up to date. For the latest on what is happening with our church community please check the Services and What's On page and for church business see the PCC page. We also have a presence on Facebook »

If you are visiting our area or are a newcomer please come and join us, you would be most welcome.

Our regular service times are listed below.

Service Times

Services for the month are as follows:

First Sunday in the Month:

  • 8:00am Holy Communion
  • 10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month:

  • 8:00am Holy Communion
  • 10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month:

  • 8:00am Holy Communion
  • 10:00am Sung Matins

Fourth Sunday in the Month:

  • 8:00am Holy Communion
  • 10:00am Parish Eucharist

Other services and variations are listed in the Parish Magazine and the calendar »


We at St Mary's believe in promoting a safe environment and culture for all. Please see details on our Safeguarding policy here »

Hearing loop and how to find us

St Mary's has disabled access and a hearing loop system. For more detail on disabled access please see the How to Find Us page »

Our History

There is a short video history of the church on the Our History page »


Services are subject to Covid 19 guidelines by the the government and the Church of England.

Please wear a mask in church and conform to social distancing requirements to keep us all safe. The way we conduct the "Peace" and also "Communion" have been modified in line with CofE recommendations.

Please note that if you are in the parish and are self-isolating, we have lists of volunteers who can help if you need to get supplies, bills paid etc.

Information on the Sussex Covid 19 vaccination programme here »

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