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The Link

During the current COVID-19 lockdown we have not printed paper copies of The Link, as we cannot ask our distributors to deliver door to door. We have issued the last few months’ editions by email to as many people as we have email addresses for, which is not very many.
If you normally receive the Link, and have not had any editions since February but would like to receive the Link by email, please send your name, your postal address and your email address to
As long as the shutdown continues and we cannot deliver paper copies the Link will be issued by email.
If you know of anyone who normally has the Link, but does not have access to email, could you ask their permission to send their name and postal address to Fr Peter at

Regular Church Services

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the Church of England has decided that there will be no regular church services until further notice. This does not now apply to funerals, but attendance at these services must be restricted. All four churches in our parish will be open during the day where ever possible, so please feel free to go to one of the churches to light a candle or for prayer or a time of quiet.

Our Legacy Policy

Church Legacy
A lasting gift to your church

We, in the Benefice of the Arun Churches, welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our churches. Our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether building, equipment or staff.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the Benefice or a specific church, rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the times comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church, and the Benefice’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry, and not to cover normal day to day running costs.

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate, within the confines of the Listed Buildings Regulations. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous, if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact the Vicar, Fr Peter Mallinson, on 01798 839057 or email him at

If you would like to make a gift to one of our churches in memory of a loved one, please come and discuss this too. This can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember someone you have loved and see no more.

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