A very warm welcome to our website. We are the Church of England parishes of St Peter’s, Henfield, (which includes most of Small Dole) St Giles’, Shermanbury (including most of Wineham) and St Peter’s, Woodmancote (Including Blackstone) and are dedicated to serving our villages.
Our three churches have been at the heart of our local communities for centuries, there has been a church on the site of St Peter’s Henfield since 770AD and both St Giles’, Shermanbury and St Peter’s, Woodmancote Churches are mentioned in the Domesday Book. Although we share the same Vicar/Rector and have worked together since 1977 each church has its own history, architecture, and style of worship, and we value the diversity that our difference brings to our life together. As church communities we don’t believe we are perfect, but we do believe that we are on a journey of discovery together. More than anything we believe that we are “learning, living and sharing God’s love,” as best we can.
If you would like to discover more about any of our churches, you would like to find out more about what it means to be a Christian, or if you have an enquiry about a wedding, baptism (Christening) or funeral and you can’t find the information you need here, do please get in touch.
All our churches invite you – no matter who you are – to come and seek, and to join with us in discovering God’s abundant love.We hope that in visiting our website you will be inspired to accept that invitation, whether to join us in worship, or simply to discover and enjoy the quietness and the beauty of our buildings. You will be very welcome.
St Peter’s Henfield, where our Parish/Church office is also based, is open every day from 8am until 6pm to enable visitors to come to this sacred space to pray, seek peace and to find God in the busyness of daily life.
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