Welcome to St Nicholas'

St Nicholas’ is the Parish Church of Arundel. It's home to a warm, friendly and faithful Christian community in the orthodox anglo-catholic tradition of the Church of England. Nourished by word and sacrament, we seek to be faithful disciples of Christ, living and proclaiming his gospel in our daily lives.

You will find details of our regular services on our Worship page.

Built in 1380 on the site of an earlier church, St Nicholas’ is a popular destination for the many visitors to the historic town of Arundel. The church is open daily to visitors and those who seek a quiet place to reflect and pray.

Whether you are coming to St Nicholas’ to soak up its atmosphere and find a place of solace and prayer, to view its historic architecture, or to join us in worship, we pray that in this sacred place you will be truly touched by the abundant grace, mercy and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

St Nicholas' is a popular venue for concerts. If you would like to hold a concert in St Nicholas', please contact the Parish Office.

Services this Week

All services are at St Nicholas' unless otherwise indicated

Tuesday 21st May (Feria)
6.30 pm Mass
With exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 5.45 pm

Wednesday 22nd May (Feria)
10.00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
followed by refreshments

Friday 24th May (Feria)
12.00 pm Mass

Sunday 26th May (Most Holy Trinity)
8.00 am Holy Communion (traditional language)
10.00 am Sung Mass
3.00 pm Evensong at South Stoke

Annual Report

You can view or download a copy of our Annual Report for 2023

Portraits of Jesus

A series of four talks on the origins and main themes of the Gospels

Friends of St Nicholas Evensong & Drinks

The annual evensong followed by drinks in the Collector Earl's Garden is on Sunday 2nd June

Ordination of Timothy Newton

Timothy Newton will be ordained deacon at St Nicholas' by the Bishop of Lewes on Sunday 23rd June at 11 am.

Quick Links

Children & Youth

Information for the young members of St Nicholas' family of faith


Information on arranging a traditional wedding at St Nicholas' and St Leonard's.


Arranging a baptism (christening) at St Nicholas and St Leonards

St Nicholas' Choir

The choir plays an important and much-valued part in the liturgical life of St Nicholas'.

Friends of St Nicholas

The Friends of St Nicholas help to maintain and restore St Nicholas' church.

Supporting St Nicholas

Find out how you can play your part in supporting the work of St Nicholas'.

Sunday Readings

Father Andrew Wadsworth offers a commentary on the Sunday readings.

Arundel CE School

At St Nicholas' we work very closely with Arundel CE Primary School. The school was judged as 'Excellent' in a recent church school inspection.

Without your help we cannot continue to do the good work that we do or maintain our much-loved church building. Giving online is simple, quick and makes a very real difference.

More information

Flower Donations

For much or the year our team of dedicated flower arrangers ensure that the church is decorated with fresh flowers. To help us with the cost of this, please consider sponsoring the flowers.

Donate here


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