We would love you to join us at Holy Trinity Church and if you’re thinking of visiting church for the first time, then you are especially welcome!
Holy Trinity Church is located on Bosham Lane, in the heart of the village and is a church where everyone is welcome. We are a church which values community and we always seek to reflect this in our services, our activities and in providing opportunities for everyone to get involved in.
We invite you to come along just for a chat or to one of our Sunday services. We know it can sometimes feel daunting the first time, but we have a great team on hand to ensure you feel welcome!
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions – if you have a query that we’ve not answered, please get in touch via our contact page here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is welcome at the church?
The church is open to all and we warmly welcome all visitors. Our congregation is drawn from a diverse mix of backgrounds, ages and interests and our busy calendar of events ensures there really is something for everyone here.
What is the history of the church?
The church of The Holy Trinity, Bosham, is one of the earliest churches in Sussex and documented evidence show that there was a small Christian community in Bosham in the 7th century, making it the oldest site of Christianity in Sussex.
A brief history of Holy Trinity Church can be found on this website, under the Church History section.
For an in depth guide to the church’s history, our Church Archivist Joan Langhorne has written an excellent guide that covers the entire known history of the church, fabrics and furnishings.
This guide is available to buy online in our website shop or by visiting the Church where copies are available to purchase.
Where is the church?
Bosham Station is on the main railway line which runs between Brighton and Portsmouth. The station is in the north of the village and is about 1 mile from the church and harbour.
The 700 Bus Service (Brighton to Portsmouth) stops at the Swan Roundabout on the A259. A frequent, local service from Chichester comes right to the centre of the village.
From the A259 which runs East/West along the south coast turn south at the Swan Public House Roundabout and follow the signs to the Church and Harbour. As you approach the heart of the village the public Car Park is sign-posted to the left. Please use it as the Quay is private property and not available for parking. Shore Road is also unsuitable for parking as it floods during High Tides which occur twice a day. (floating cars are one of the local ‘sports’).
Whichever your method of arrival, take a stroll down the High Street, past the ‘Anchor Bleu’ pub (open all day) and you will see the church on your right.
After looking around the church and its grounds proceed across the little bridge over the millstream on to the Quay and savour the beautiful views down Bosham Creek, the Old Mill – now home to the Bosham Sailing Club, over Quay Bridge (tide permitting) and along Shore Road.
For car sat nav systems, the post code is PO18 8LY
Who is the church Vicar?
Can I get married at Holy Trinity Church?
Yes, we are always delighted to here from couples who wish to celebrate their love in the presence of Christ at our church.
If you meet these requirements, there can be few more beautiful locations in which to hold your wedding service and the popularity of the church means that we have a busy calendar of weddings throughout the year.
Do I have to be a member to attend church?
Not at all. We welcome regular worshipers and those just visiting the area. Please do make yourself known to either the Vicar or a member of the Parish team and we’ll make sure you’re made to feel welcome!
How do I get involved?
There are all sorts of ways to get involved at Holy Trinity Church, whether it is participating in charity programme, attending one of our social events or assisting in the various activities run by the church. If you have an idea of what you would like to do, get in touch with a relevant team member to have a chat about how you can get involved.
Can I park at the church?
Unfortunately, there is no parking available at Holy Trinity Church, but we are fortunate to have a large public pay and display car park nearby. Simply follow directions into the village and the car park is well signposted.
When is the church open?
Can I bring my children?
Absolutely! Children, youth events and young adult learning are all a big part of Parish life here at Holy Trinity Church and Junior Church Groups are held every Sunday at the 9.30 service, apart from the second Sunday of each month when there is a family service.
All volunteers working with children have a current DBS (formerly CRB) certificate and we adhere to an up-to-date child protection policy.