Welcome to the website for St James-without-the-priory-gate, Southwick and St Nicholas, Boarhunt

  • Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Romans 12:12


     A Message from our Chaplain,   Reverend Simon Brocklehurst      

    77th Anniversary of the 'D-Day Landings 

    The village of Southwick and Southwick House (comandeered by the Royal Navy during the war as the school of navigation), were central to Operation Overlord, the D Day landings.  In 1944, Southwick House and all the wooded areas surrounding it were the centre of operations for the planning and execution of this great armada, led by Admiral Ramsey, General Eisenhower and General Montgomery.  The normal D Day revival celebrations at Southwick have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but here is a link to a commemorative service, taken jointly with Padre Michael Chatfield in the Map room, to mark the 77th Anniversary of D Day and to remember those who engaged in this great operation. 


    Rememberance service for the 77th anniversary of D Day



    St James’s Church Southwick Is open for:

    Regular, advertised Sunday Services, whilst observing current safe distancing and hygiene recommendations

    Baptisms, weddings and funerals with numbers limited by legislation and by arrangement with the chaplain

    And from 3rdMay 2021 for private prayer on        

                        Tuesdays       11am -12 noon, 

                        Wednesdays   2pm-3pm 

                 and Thursdays      2pm-3pm,

    Rev’d Simon Brocklehurst, chaplain.

    Tel 07905 318016


    Elevenses in the ZoomRoom with revsimonb on Wednesdays

    10.45am for 11am 



    Meeting ID: 334 863 6486

    Passcode: y3mFXb


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    Daily Prayer Themes - Link to CofE website

    Church of England online Service  -  Pentecost


    Avoiding isolation  At the onset of the crisis Jim Watson, chair of the Parish Council, invited a handful of people from the community to meet together (socially distanced) to discuss a coordinated plan to care for people as the need arose. A special careline was set up, volunteer CRB checked responders were identified and several hundred leaflets delivered explaining that people could telephone the careline on 07534 770164, should they need help with shopping, prescriptions, other practical matters, or just to chat if they were feeling isolated. There have been relatively few requests or calls, but the line remains live, should anyone have need to call it

    Click on the Church Guides below for a viewing of Southwick and Boarhunt Churches.

    A Guide to St James Church, Southwick

    A Guide to St Nicholas Church, Boarhunt


    For more information go to webmaster

    Any queries please ring the Chaplain on 023 9238 0802

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