Welcome to St Symphorian's Church website
St Symphorian’s is an Anglican (Church of England) church in the Diocese of Chichester covering the north-west outskirts of Worthing, West Sussex. The parish serves the areas of Durrington, West Durrington, and parts of Salvington.
Our principal act of worship in the current situation is the Low Mass every Sunday at 9:30am. There is also a Mass celebrated on Tuesdays at 10:00am and occasional other services details of which can be found here.
New Vicar inducted on 3 September
Fr Robert Norbury SSC, formerly incumbent of St Michael and All Angels and St Paul's Brighton was inducted as vicar on 3rd September by the Rt Rev'd Dr Martin Warner, the Bishop of Chichester. Photos of the service of induction are on Facebook.
In addition to worship, there are many other activities which the church runs, and various community groups who meet in the church and the church hall. For more information about them, please go to the What's on page or for upcoming events click here.
Please feel free to get involved with any aspect of life at St Symphorian’s, and be assured of a warm welcome. If you would like to find out more about anything you find on this website, please contact the Parish Office.
Church Open Sundays at 9:30am-11:15
Please note that public worship has again been suspended, in accordance with HM Government instructions. HOWEVER, the church is open for private prayer on Sundays from 9:30-11:15 am.
Regular Sunday services are continuing to be live-streamed here.
Please click below to read more about our response to COVID-19.
Keeping in touch
If you would like to be kept up-to-date about events and activities at St Symphorian's then please sign up to our mailing list using the form here.
For information about Safeguarding at St Symphorian's, please click here.
The Church is changing
As a result of the latest advice regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, public worship has again been suspended at St Symphorian's. We are not holding services during the week, but you are welcome to come into the church to pray privately on Sundays from 9:30am-11:15, Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 and Thursdays at 9:30-10:30am.
At St Symphorian's the clergy continue to pray Morning & Evening Prayer and offer Mass in their homes or privately in church.
We will regularly continue to review advice issued by HM Government as well as the Church of England.
Volunteers to help those in need
If you are able to volunteer your time to perhaps help with checking in on people who are isolated or with picking up shopping or prescriptions for those in need please let us know.
Keeping in touch and those who are isolated at home
If you are in a high risk group or currently self-isolating please do keep in touch with us. Fr Robert will be pleased to hear from you and to assist you in whatever they we can. If you are in need of support of any kind or know of others in need then please do let them know and they will endeavour to help.
Also, if we don't have your contact details or you know someone else who would like to share contact details with us (especially to receive our updates or pastoral support) then please fill out the form attached here and return it to the Parish Office. Our emails can also be subscribed to by following the link here.
Please click here for some prayer resources. Further prayer resources are available through subscribing to our newsletter.
You may find the Universalis website useful which provides the texts for Morning and Evening Prayer as well as the readings at Mass which you can reach here.
You can access the worship being livestreamed by clicking here to go to our YouTube channel.