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 5th December(Feria)
This evening's service has been cancelled.

Wednesday 6th December (St Nicholas)
10.00 am Holy Communion (traditional)
followed by refreshments

Friday 8th December (Conception of BVM)
12.00 am Mass

Sunday 10th December (Second Sunday of Advent)
8.00 am Holy Communion (traditional)
9.00 am Eucharist at South Stoke
10.00 am Patronal Festival Sung Mass

Quick Links

Nativity Scenes from Around the World

A seasonal display of nativity scenes from around the word - Friday 8th to Monday 11th December with a pop-up café and children's craft table on Sunday 10th from 12.30 pm.

The Christmas Story Living Tableau

The Christmas story comes to life through verse, music, light and action. Saturday 9th December at 12 pm and 6 pm. Free admission.

Nine Lessons and Carols

A traditional service of nine lessons and carols for Christmas. Sunday 17th December at 6.00 pm at St Nicholas'.

Christmas Services

Christmas services at St Nicholas' and St Leonard's.

Arundel CE Primary School

At St Nicholas' we work very closely with Arundel CE Primary School. The school, which was judged as 'Excellent' in a recent church school inspection, serves the community of Arundel and beyond.

Sunday Readings Commentary

Father Andrew Wadsworth offers a commentary on the Sunday readings.

Worship at St Nicholas

Worship lies at the very heart of our community. You are welcome to join us. For those with young children there is a crèche area in the church.

Getting married at St Nicholas' & St Leonard's

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

Visiting Arundel

No visit to Arundel is complete without a visit to the town's ancient parish church

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We rely on your generosity. 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.

Church Flowers

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.

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