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 10am. There is also a Mass celebrated on Mondays at 12noon, Tuesdays at 10:00am and Thursdays at 10am 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.


Sunday Parish Mass at 1oam

We gather as the people of God to offer Him worship and praise in the Holy Eucharist chiefly on Sundays at 10am.

We also gather for Mass on:

Mondays at 12 noon

Tuesdays at 10am

Thursdays at 10am

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.




Worship is happening at St Symphorian's! We are holding services during the week, and you are welcome to come along to join us for Mass on Sundays at 10am, Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 10am 

On Sundays, Live-streamed Masses from St Richard's will still be available beginning at 11am.

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.

Prayer Resources

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.