The Church of England - Diocese of Chichester
The Parish and Priory Church of
St Nicholas, Arundel
England has a rich inheritance of many beautiful country churches, of which St Nicholas' Arundel is one.
The Parish Church of St Nicholas is both historic and unique. Rebuilt in 1380, it is the oldest building in Arundel to have been in continuous use. The church houses the Roman Catholic Fitzalan Chapel, belonging to the Duke of Norfolk, which is divided from the main body of the Church by a medieval grille.
The building has a wonderful atmosphere, good acoustics, and a vibrant and growing congregation, and it plays an active part in the spiritual, social and cultural life of Arundel.
The Friends of St Nicholas' Arundel
was formed in 2010 to raise funds to help keep the 600-year-old church of St Nicholas in good repair for present-day use and future generations. Membership is open to all who wish to support St Nicholas'. The group was established
. to strengthen the relationship between the parish and the wider community;
. to support the maintenance and development of the church and its ministry and mission; and
. to encourage links between all who share an interest in and support St Nicholas' Church, both within and outside Arundel.
What we do
We run a year-round programme of fundraising activities, including concerts, talks and special dinners. All of our activities are well supported. As well, the Friends play an imortant part in promoting community life in the town, as well as raising funds for St Nicholas' Church building.
All of our fundraising is directed towards the fabric and maintenance of this Grade I-listed building. We do not fund the day-to-day running of the church. The churchyard is maintained by the Arun District Council.
Major repair work is needed on the tower and the large West Window, and there are numerous smaller repairs to be done around the church.
Most of our members live locally, but we also have members with past connections with Arundel and or connections with people to whom St Nicholas' Church has been important.
Becoming a Friend
Become a Friend today and help to preserve this beautiful church. There is no fixed annual subscription but we do ask new members to pay a minimum of £25.00 per year. Full details are on the membership application form which can be downloaded here or obtained from the Parish Office (01903 882 262). Using a banker's order can save time and expense with administration. UK tax payers who sign a Gift Aid Declaration enable the Friends to reclaim tax from the Inland Revenue. Further details of methods of payment are available from the Parish Office,
A Friend can do more than just pay a subscription. Several of the Friends give their time, talents, expertise or interest towards maintaining our historic and beautiful church building.
For more information contact St Ncholas Parish Office London Road, Arundel West Sussex BN18 9BU, relephone 01903 882 262, email email@example.com
We do hope that you will join us.
Arthur Merrick, Chairman of the Friends of St Nicholas', Arundel
David Farrer, Vicar