Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We find ourselves in unprecedented territory as a nation as we flex to the changing situation in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Following the Prime Ministers briefing, the announcement by both Archbishops and then from the Bishop of Chichester.

With immediate effect:

  • Public worship is suspended until further notice
  • Other non essential church meetings are also suspended
  • Weddings, funerals and baptisms will go ahead, but with limited attendance of immediate family
We regret that in accordance with Government requirements we are not able to offer Weddings or Baptisms at this time. We are permitted to offer funerals as graveside or crematorium services only with limited attendance and in line with the Government requirements on social distancing. We recognise that these restrictions will cause difficulty and distress and we want to assure you of our prayers and support. If you would like pastoral or spiritual support please see our Coronavirus helpline details. If you want to speak to us about a funeral please contact our office number at 01903 893648 or email

How can Chanctonbury Church help you?

Talk to someone

If you are feeling worried or isolated, or would like prayer for healing or would value support from someone you can phone this number: 01903 357043
(lines open between 8am-9pm)

Get practical help

For practical help,
you can email:

Get spiritual support

For Spiritual support,
you can email:

We will be streaming services and sharing worship resources online every Sunday at 11am. Watch live or catch up later.


You can view our Coronavirus policy here:


As a church we are praying for all in our community to be free from all fear and anxiety:

“Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer, and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus”

Philippians 4:6-7