16th century South porch

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St. Mary’s church

St. Mary’s church is situated between Worthing and Lancing, just off the busy A27 dual carriageway at the northern edge of Sompting village. It is signposted as ‘Sompting Parish Church’ – turn left (north) off the A27 onto Church Lane. Please use postcode BN15 0AZ if you’re relying on satellite navigation.

You’ll find it at Ordnance Survey grid reference TQ161056, or click here for a detailed map.

The church is an ancient and historic building. It is suitable for assisted disabled visitors, although wheelchair users will find parts of the church inaccessible. Some areas of the grounds are unsuitable for wheelchairs and there is an inclined path between the car park and church buildings.

Details of services at St Mary’s can be found at chalkspringchurches.org. The church is open for private prayer and visitors on Tuesdays (10am-2pm March-October; 10am-1pm November-December).

St. Peter’s church

The postal address for St. Peter’s church is Bowness Avenue, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9TS.

You can find it at Ordnance Survey grid reference TQ171043 or by clicking here for a map.

Contact us

The Friends of Sompting Church charity can be contacted c/o Dr P Klemenic, 30 Upper Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 9HU.

History of the church

Enquiries about the history of Sompting Church can be made to Judy Excell who will either provide an answer or endeavour to put you in touch with someone who can help.

Contact the vicar

St Mary’s church is part of the parish of South Lancing and Sompting. The church website is chalkspringchurches.org.

Father Felix Smith is vicar of the parish. He can be contacted at St Michael’s Vicarage, 117 Penhill Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8HD.
frfelix@chalkspringchurches.org
01903 753653

Alternatively, the Parish Administrator can be contacted on 01903 750286.