Worship on this site in Icklesham almost certainly goes back to Anglo-Saxon times.
A charter from the eighth century records a gift of land by Offa King of Mercia to the bishops of Selsey.
“Let the aforesaid land remain from this day, given as I have said for me in the name of God, free from all royal exactions and bound to the use of those serving God, but on this condition: that after his day (Bishop Oswald) this gift be returned to the Episcopal see which is called Selsey. If anyone at any time in great or small degree dares to reduce this gift, made by me, let him know that he will incur the penalty for his presumption in the stern judgement of the all-powerful God, and will not escape from a bad hearing… I. Offa, King of the Mercian’s as the power was conceded to me by God who reigns, have confirmed this gift, signing it with my own hand and placed the sign of the holy cross.”
We are privileged to continue to offer prayer and praise here, although we are now within the see or diocese of Chichester, currently under the oversight of Bishop Martin.
Parish Eucharist following common worship, including hymns takes place every Sunday at 9:30 AM. The Service usually lasts just under an hour. All are welcome.
There are changes to the normal pattern at certain times, especially Easter, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas. We sometimes have one special service in the benefice for the fifth Sunday of the month. Details will be published in advance.
All subject to change during the pandemic.