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 Appointed
We are very happy to announce that a new vicar has been appointed to St Symphorian's. Fr Robert Norbury SSC, presently incumbent of St Michael and All Angels and St Paul's Brighton will be coming to us in late August/early September. Please keep Fr Robert in your prayers and he and his family prepare to move to Durrington.
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.
Sunday Mass at 9:30am
Please note that public worship has now resumed, and the Church of England is strongly advising thatthose attending worship in church wear face coverings.
For those who are not confident returning to public situations, regular Sunday services are being 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 resumed at St Symphorian's. We are not holding as many services per week as we had before the lockdown, but you are welcome to join us Sundays at 9:30am and Tuesdays at 10am. For Sunday Mass, please would you ring the parish office so that we can have an idea of numbers and make arrangements for appropriate social distancing.
Though the church will be open and a public Mass will be held, for those unable to join us in person, Live-streamed Masses from St Richard's will still be available beginning at 11am.
Mass is also celebrated on Tuesdays at 9:30am at the nave altar.
At St Symphorian's the clergy continue to pray Morning & Evening Prayer 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 Ian 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.