Welcome Page

The church is now closed until further notice because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak but we will open again as soon as permitted to do so.

This church has been at the heart of our community for 900 years, and although the building
 is now closed for a while, we as a Christian community are very definitely open as usual!  We will continue to post services, sermons, links to resources, and anything else we can think of, on this website so that St Mary's continues to be a place for support, peace, prayer and reflection, for everybody. We are holding those who have contracted the virus, those in isolation and those who are anxious or particularly at risk, in our daily prayers. 

Additional updates will be added to this website and can be found on our social media.
If it would help you to talk to someone please phone one of our clergy
- Revd Liz - 01273 452535 or Canon Ann - 01273 965303.

If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter and other news from St Mary's by e mail, please  email the parish office: smdh.office@gmail.com


We have created a “You Tube”  Channel where there will be recordings of sermons for each Sunday going forward and a variety of services for you to join in with.  .


Please click here to visit the channel  to see all our Current weekly  and previous Services.  


We also have videos of daily Compline Services. To find out more go to the You Tube Channel or you can download a PDF of the service here

You can also find service details at the Church of England Website here


Here's a list of updates from our congregation and Friends  that may help at this time:


RISE is a Sussex-based charity that supports people affected by domestic abuse and violence.
RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. Our vision is freedom from abuse and violence.
Click here for more information or if you need help : https://www.riseuk.org.uk/

16/05/2020:-  The YMCA Downslink Group is a local Charity helping Vulnerable Young People in the Community 

18/03/2020 :-  Freedom power-chairs continues to operate its breakdown and emergency services for mobility.

21/03/2020 :- Claire has supplied a relaxing soundscape of  a day at St Mary's to listen to please click here :Soundscape: A day in the life of St Mary de Haura

23/03/2020:-  You must see>> St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School- Online Assembly ‘Fire Juggling’ (aka Jesus is the Light of the World).  YouTube School Assembly

23/03/2020:-  Emma Ham-Riche will be leading Morning Prayer at 9am & Compline at 9pm each day 

23/03/2020:-  ForMothers’ Union members, each day Midday Prayers will be 

09/04/2020 :- Please see this wonderful Video from Roedean School - Hallelujah - Virtual Choir


with getting groceries, picking up prescriptions  or you just need a friendly chat by phone, email or text

Telephone: 01273 440202 ( parish office)

Please contact us as at the above to tell us what you can do to help your neighbours.
We will add you to the list of volunteers and then put you in touch with someone who has requested help or a chat

Print out and complete the card which you can find here and pop it through your neighbour's door.
Here are a few suggestions which we hope will help:

Follow the advice on self-isolating from the Government and from the NHS

Pay attention to your own well-being, both physical and mental:

Get as much exercise as you can -
moving around the house, gardening, or the NHS simple exercise routines

Don't bottle up your worries - talk to someone or check the advice here
Use your computer to help pass the time: Here's a list of 7 things to do online if you're stuck at home and feeling bored 


 You are very warmly welcomed to St Mary’s, a Christian community at the heart of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.  People come to St Mary de Haura for all sorts of reasons:
  • For quiet time in the presence of God and to pray and worship.

  • For services, activities and events, which you can find out about from our magazine and our website.

  • To enjoy the architecture and beauty of the building and to explore its history.

  • To re-visit the church where they were baptised or married, or perhaps sang in the choir or were a bell ringer.

  • To talk or just be with God when there is nowhere else to go.

It is a great privilege that so many people come here for so many reasons; from joyful occasions, to those times when we turn to God in despair, and those times when we are asking questions about faith. 

So whatever your reason for being here, welcome, and we hope to see you again.

The church is open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm and our main Sunday Service is at 10.00 am. 

If you want to speak to someone please do phone.

Yours in Christ, 


To see our safe guarding policy please click here

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