St Mary's Church

West Chiltington

A Village Church for the Village


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind and with all your strength . . .

Love your neighbour as yourself. 

There is no commandment greater than these.”

A warm welcome

We are a small church with a big heart and a faithful congregation,

set at the centre of a beautiful village within West Sussex.

God loves you for being you, God created you as a unique, special, individual

we’d absolutely love to welcome YOU and your family to St Mary’s with open arms.

We shall help your spirit soar, your heart to sing with joy and your soul shall find rest.

You will come to know that you are Redeemed by God's love and grace through his Son Jesus Christ.

St Mary's takes its Safeguarding responsibilities seriously. Click here to view our Safeguarding pages.

Every prayer and blessing

Fr Stephen, Patrick Higham and Cosmo Goldsmith

Rector and Churchwardens,St Mary's Church, West Chiltington

Safeguarding Contacts

St Mary's Safeguarding Officer

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Pam Wells 01798 813131


Chichester Diocesan Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team can be contacted at Church House, 01273 421021, however the current public health situation means that the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is currently working remotely from a number of locations. We will respond as soon as we are able.

The best way to contact us is via the generic safeguarding team email address

If your email relates to a Past Case Review (PCR2) submission please email

Please note that all messages left for the team, by email, mobile or landline, are checked during normal office hours only. Messages are not routinely checked during evenings or weekends. Requests for urgent assistance should be directed to the statutory authorities in Sussex. If imminent danger or safeguarding concern please dial 999 for the Police. 


To visit the Chichester Diocese Safeguarding website, click here


Helplines for further support

  • NSPCC - For adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000
  • ChildLine - For children and young people on 0800 1111
  • Action on Elder Abuse helpline 0808 808 8141
  • 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • NAPAC – Offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse 0808 801 0331
  • Stop It Now – preventing child sexual abuse 0808 1000 900
  • Cruse – bereavement helpline 0808 808 1677


Websites (national Society for the prevention of cruelty to children)  (Female domestic abuse charity) (Christian domestic abuse charity) (Male domestic abuse charity) (child safeguarding organization) (Social Care Institute for Excellence) (child exploitation and online protection command) (adult safeguarding charity) (adult safeguarding charity) (child protection charity) (modern slavery charity) (modern slavery charity) (survivor advocacy charity)

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