Lavant Churches

Welcome to Lavant Churches

Here in Lavant we are blessed with two beautiful church buildings which many people come to visit and admire.

But the church is not simply the building - the church is the people who gather together to share in worship and also reach out to the community with many activities which everyone is welcome to be part of.

What sort of church are we?

We are part of the Church of England. At Lavant Churches we have a very wide age range and seek to value everyone. Our services are varied and often based on the Eucharist where we share in singing, readings from the Bible, prayers and the bread and wine of communion. 

Our music includes traditional hymns but also some contemporary worship songs especially at our monthly Let's Celebrate service.

We enjoy being together and will warmly welcome you to be part of Lavant Churches whether to join us in worship or to join in with our community activities

What if I have never been to church before?

Even regular church goers are apprehensive if they visit a church that they do not know! Things quickly become familiar after several Sundays. 

When you arrive you will be given a pew sheet (with a list of bible readings that will be used) and also an order of service which will guide you through.

Children are encouraged to be part of our church. We can provide themed boxes for young children to help them be engaged with a Bible story and Junior Church is available during school term time. In the Let's Celebrate service the talk involves the children and they often help in other parts of the service.

If it is a communion service (when we receive the bread and wine) then please come up to the altar either to receive the bread and wine (if that is your custom) or to receive a blessing. You will be told when to go up!

The life of the church is sustained by prayer

You can join in with the daily prayer of the church by following this link. You can also install the Church of England's daily prayer app on your phone.

If you prefer to be led in prayer by listening and engaging your imagination then the Pray as you go site will allow you to do just that. This site is run by the Jesuits in Britain.

Change to Pattern of Services

With effect from 14 January 2024, the following will be tried and reviewed annually in consultation with the Diocese of Chichester.


8:00am and 10:00am services at St Nicholas every first Sunday of the month

8:00am and 10:00am services at St Mary’s every second Sunday of the month 

8:00am and 10:00am services at St Nicholas every third Sunday of the month 

8:00am and 10:00am services at St Mary’s every fourth Sunday of the month

8:00am and 10:00am services at St Mary’s every fifth Sunday of the month



All high feasts services will continue to be celebrated at St Mary’s.

All weddings, baptisms and funerals will continue to be held at St Mary’s. 

St Nicholas will continue to be used for mission outreaches and school/youth work.