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to St Wilfrid's, a church situated close to Eastbourne on the edge of the South Downs.

Please click HERE to access our weekly services (audio only) and other podcasts throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Click HERE if you want to know how to become a Christian. There will be a link on this page to make contact with the minister of this church.


On 12 July we opened the building for our first service since lockdown began. Then, on 26 July, we moved outdoors in order to accommodate the numbers who wish to attend. The service runs for about half an hour.

Our weekly podcasts continue, although they are posted a little later than before, soon after the live service has taken place.

If you decide to attend, please observe the following guidelines: 

Try to arrive between 9.50 and 10.00 am, to allow time for people to be seated safely. Maintain social distancing at all times (two metres apart). Bring a cushion if you need one, and dress for the weather. Services will go ahead unless the weather makes this impractical. The person leading the service will be amplified.

Wearing a face covering outdoors is currently optional.

Bring any drinking water you may need in bottle form.

Bring your own Bible if you want to follow the reading.

Chairs will be set out so that they are two metres apart. Those in the same household or bubble may draw chairs together. Stewards will be on hand to advise.

During the service there will be an opportunity to contribute vocally using the green Common Worship Services and Prayers booklet. For health and safety reasons we ask that you take this home with you and hold on to it until such time as restrictions are further lifted. (Remember to bring it back with you on future occasions.) You will not be invited to sing, and you are asked not to speak loudly. This is also to minimise the potential transmission of the virus. One or two members of the band may sing at certain points.

No offering will be taken.

Please remember to take everything away with you. There will be no access to rubbish bins.

We hope that you won’t need to use the toilets, although these will be available for emergency use. A face covering should be worn while you are inside the building.

Remember to maintain social distancing after the service and as you leave.

A record will be made of your attendance, and held for 21 days, in line with the Government's Test & Trace scheme.

Please note that the front car park will be part of the worship area and therefore not available for parking.

THANK YOU for playing your part in keeping everyone safe.

Click HERE for help with practising a time of quiet devotion with God.

Click HERE to find out how to become a Christian.

Safeguarding at St Wilfs

For Safeguarding concerns contact our Safeguarding officer Gary Smith on 07504 489505. You can visit our safeguarding page HERE.

Data Protection

To see our Data Privacy Notice click HERE.

To access and download our Members Consent Form click HERE.