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Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sompting

St Mary's Church is the ancient parish church of Sompting. It will be reopening for public worship with a week of special events.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Friday 12 August 2022
    Stephen Davies and friends present a great mix of easy listening jazz tunes and songs to relax to. This event is part of St Mary's Celebration Weekend.
    Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin
  • Saturday 13 August 2022
    Join local historian Mike Tristram for an hour-long guided walk onto the downs starting at the church. Terrain will include rough ground and steep slopes. At 11ish there will be tea and cakes accompanied by traditional tunes from the Strawberry Fair Folk Trio. This event is part of St Mary's Celebration Weekend.
    Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin
  • Saturday 13 August 2022
    Nick Munday takes you on a tour of his micro-vineyard and winery situated next to St Mary's. There'll be time for a tasting at the end. Very limited availability This event is part of St Mary's Celebration Weekend.
    Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin
  • Saturday 13 August 2022
    A special discovery hunt for children and families. Come and see what you can find in and around this ancient building. This event is part of St Mary's Celebration Weekend.
    Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin
  • Saturday 13 August 2022
    An evening of verse and folk song in tribute to the transition from working horses and oxen to modern methods. With this very Sussex group of musician-storytellers enjoy mandolin, fiddles, whistles, recorders, guitar, concertina, melodeon and song. This event is part of St Mary's Celebration Weekend.
    Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin