Welcome to Harbour Churches

We are three village churches working to be good news in our communities. We invite you to share in our life of worship and service as we come to know the love of God in Christ.

We’re blessed to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Manhood Peninsula, south of Chichester. We are two parishes, West Wittering and Birdham with Itchenor. We gather to worship at Birdham, St James, Itchenor, St Nicholas and West Wittering, St Peter and St Paul. We have two community facilities, the Church Room in West Wittering and our award winning, new St James Centre in Birdham.

If you’re looking to share in worship, a life event – baptism, wedding or funeral or to be supported in any way please contact us.

Latest events

Latest news

Treasure in Jars of Clay

Treasure in jars of clay; I love toy shops! Even in my older age I still have that same thrill, walking in and seeing shelves packed high with goodies – it is a JOY! Later today I’ll wander into East’ and visit our brilliant local toy shops.

Sunday Services 03 December

Sunday Services 03 December 8am BCP w HC at St Peter & St Paul. 10am One Church Family at St Peter & St Paul. 11am St Nicholas Patronal, Itchenor. 4pm Christingle Celebrations St James and St Peter & St Paul churches.

Be patient

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. Jane and I have Rilke’s words on our kitchen notice board – next to that seminal passage of scripture, John. 3. 16. There have been many occasions when we have had to take its wisdom to heart.

Sunday Services 26 November

Sunday Services 26 November 8am BCP with Holy Communion at St Peter & St Paul and at St Nicholas churches. 10am One Church Family at St James Birdham. Evening Prayer 6pm at St Peter & St Paul.

Advent Activities and Church Services

Celebrate Christmas and Advent activities and church services with Harbour Churches. We have a full December 2023 schedule, do join us!

Sunday Services 19 November

Sunday Services 19 November 8am BCP with Holy Communion at St Peter & St Paul. 10am One Church Family at St Peter & St Paul with Holy Communion. 11am Common Worship at St Nicholas Church, Itchenor.

About us

About us

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Our community

Our community

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Contact us

Contact us

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