Welcome to Warbleton Parish Church website.
Church Service Plans Across the Benefice Update (2/7/2020, updated 3/7/2020)
We are very much looking forward to the time when at least some of us can meet again physically for worship.
I can give a brief update on our plans so far for the recommencing of public services in the benefice of Warbleton, Bodle Street Green and Dallington as soon as we can do so safely complying with the law and government, Church of England and diocesan guidance.
We are working hard on the necessary procedures, risk assessments and precautions around social distancing and hygiene and so on, and before services resume will share further details of what we expect services to be like and what we would ask worshippers to do to help to keep themselves and others safe.
We recognise that some people will not join us again physically for the foreseeable future and we will aim to continue to provide online services, ideally by live streaming from the church building in due course but certainly by video later.
This coming Sunday 5th July, we hope to make a service available on Facebook at 9:30am and afterwards and also on You Tube later, as has become normal for us during lock down. Details are below.
At Warbleton, we have decided not to meet physically on Sunday 5th July. The Parochial Church Council will meet again via Zoom on Monday 6th July when we hope to be able to decide that we will be ready to meet again safely for public worship on Sunday 12th July. We will confirm this as soon as possible after our PCC meeting. If the service is able to take place, we expect it to be at 11am as was normal before lockdown.
At Dallington, we hope to meet again for a traditional relatively short said service of Book of Common Prayer (BCP) 1662 Evening Prayer at 6:30pm on Sunday 12th July. After that we will look to resume our normal pattern of services as far as possible.
At Bodle Street, some of us plan to meet physically at 9:30am on Sunday 5th July for a relatively brief service of said Morning Prayer. Details are here: https://marclloyd.blogspot.com/2020/07/bodle-street-green-church-sun-5th-july.html
I am sorry for the disappointment our decision not to open at Warbleton and Dallington this week may cause to some. I regret that we have not been able to get back to meeting physically in all three churches at the earliest opportunity, but I trust you will understand that we are in unique and rapidly changing times, and that we will take a cautious approach and will not resume physical services until we are confident it is safe to do so.
With my prayers and best wishes,
The Revd Marc Lloyd (Rector)
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You can join us for worship live on a Sunday morning at 9:30am or catch up later at:
or catch up at with the copy to: https://www.facebook.com/WarbletonParishChurch/
If you don’t or can’t use Facebook or would prefer YouTube, Warbleton Parish Church now has a channel there to which you can subscribe:
And the audio sermon is on the website as usual:
Please do let those without the internet know that they can listen to the sermon each week by calling 01435 515269. This costs the same as a local call. (Don’t be put off by the initial recorded message in an American accent! Follow the instructions and hold on and the sermon will follow!)
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We are a friendly and welcoming, Bible-believing Church of England parish church. You are warmly invited to join us at our main Sunday service is normally at 11am (but see above), or at our other services and activities.
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If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith we’d love to hear from you. We recommend the Christianity Explored Course which, along with other courses, we run regularly. You may find the Two Ways To Live summary of the Christian message helpful.
The parish of St. Mary the Virgin, Warbleton serves the communities of Beestons, Chapman’s Town, Punnetts Town (part), Rushlake Green, Three Cups, Turners Green and Warbleton, although many of our members come from further afield.