Voices from the Centuries

Date: Sunday 18th August
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: St Leonard's South Stoke

The Friends of St Leonard's present a collage of readings and histories, travelling into the past of one downland hamlet, with Writer and Historian, Alexandra Harris, author of “Weatherland” and now the acclaimed “The Rising Down”

Tickets cost £15 and include entry and a drinks reception.

Community Lunch

Date: Thursday 11th July
Time: 12.30 pm

St Nicholas' hosts a community lunch every month, usually on the third Thursday.

There's a convivial atmosphere with a delicious two course lunch cooked by our chef, Alastair, with a glass of two of wine, and the tinkling of the ivories in the background.

The lunch is open to all residents of Arundel at no cost, although a donation is most welcome.

Reservation is essential. For more information or to book a place, just contact the parish office.



Date: Sunday 23rd June
Time: 11.00 am

Timothy Newton will be ordained deacon by the Rt Revd Will Hazelwood, Bishop of Lewes, to serve as curate in our parishes.

Following the service, which starts at the later time of 11.00 am, there will be refreshments.

It's a great pleasure to welcome Timothy and his family to Arundel.


Summer Fete

Date: Saturday 29th June
Time: 11 am - 3 pm

St Nicholas' annual fete is a fun outing for all the family.

We have lots of stalls, children's games, BBQ, Pimms and Beer and a pop-up café in the church.

There's also lots of live music, including Joe Butt, Elevator Annie and guests, Frank Register, Kayla and the Cards, Janey Gardiner, Arundel School Choir and Irish Dancers.

This is a real community event in aid of Arundel's historic parish church.


Friends of Tortington Event

Date: Sunday 12th May
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: St Mary's Tortington

John Godfrey, an engaging and knowledgeable local historian, gives an illustrated overview of the war years and the impact on our local area.

The talk will be followed by refreshments and a chance to enjoy the building and churchyard. All this leading up to, at 4 pm, a performance by the Barbershop Quartet, with some of the music reflecting the mid-1900s.

Admission is free but donations to the work of the Friends of Tortington would be much appreciated.

The Ascension of the Lord

Date: Thursday 9th May
Time: 7.00 pm

We celebrate the Ascension of the Lord on Thursday 9th May with a Sung Mass at St Nicholas' as 7.00 pm.

One of the principal days of the Christian year, the Ascension of the Lord marks the assent of Jesus' glorified body into heaven forty days after the resurrection.

Portraits of Jesus

Date: Wednesday 15th & 22nd May, 5th & 12th June
Time: Drinks from 6.00 pm / Talk starts at 6.30 pm

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John bear witness to the ministry, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus. And yet, each Gospel portrays Jesus, along with his actions and words, a little differently. How are we to understand these differences?

The Gospels are best understood as an ancient Greek genre called bios, which means life. But whilst it’s true that the word biography comes from this term, the goal of the authors who employed this genre was to paint, as it were, a portrait of a person.

And so, just as a no two portraits of the same person are the same, with each artist seeking to draw out a different perspective, so it is with the Gospel writers. Each highlights certain themes that together make up their particular portrait of Jesus.

In a series of four talks, Fr David introduces the origins and main themes of these four 'portraits' which, when taken together, give a vivid picture of Jesus of Nazareth – a figure who changed the course of world history.

Friends of St Nicholas Evensong and Drinks

Date: Sunday 2nd June
Time: Choral Evensong 5.00 pm / Collector Earl's Garden from 5.45 pm

The annual Friends of St Nicholas Choral Evensong and Drinks in the Collector Earl's Garden is on Sunday 2nd June.

The evening begins at 5.00 pm with evensong in St Nicholas', Arundel's historic parish church. Following the service there are drinks (paid) in the neighbouring Collector Earl's garden along with nibbles and music by The Featherstone Jazz 4. A tour of the garden is also available.

All proceeds from the even go to The Friends of St Nicholas, a charity set up to support the restoration and maintenance of the church.

You can purchase tickets from out online store or contacting the Parish Office.