Parish of St John the Baptist, Westbourne



We welcome you to this ancient place of worship.

Usual pattern of services 

All services in church buildings are currently on hold due to the advice from the Church of England and Public Health England on the coronavirus.

Please check the weekly pew sheet, website calendar and noticeboards for changes to the normal schedule. 


8.00am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Parish Communion (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays)
9.30am  Worship For Everyone (2nd Sunday)

11.15am Holy Communion at Woodmancote (2nd & 4th Sundays)

6.00pm Evensong (a choral service will be held on the 1st Sundays of March, June, October and December. At present, there will be no said evensong service on the remaining 1st Sundays)

6.00pm Parish Communion (2nd Sunday)

6.00pm Informal Service
(Each month there is an informal evening service. Check the pew sheets and website calendar for details)

Wednesday services

10.30am Holy Communion service, St John the Baptist, Westbourne - please check the pew sheets and website calendar for when these services will take place.

Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Westbourne

A short and gentle service of Morning Prayer takes place on weekdays (Mon-Fri except Bank Holidays) from 08.30am for around 25 minutes. Each and everyone is welcome, however occasionally. Do give it a try. Your presence will be an encouragement and a sharing in the daily prayer of the parish. 

Children’s activities

These takes place at 9.30am on Sundays with the exception of the 5th Sunday. The activities are held in the Parish Hall on Westbourne Road, across from St John the Baptist Church.


Monthly service list

A new list will be published as available.

Church opening times

Other than for services, St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne, is normally open on weekdays from:
11.00am to 3.00pm [CURRENTLY CLOSED]

Thank you to our Church Watch team for their work in keeping the church open for visitors.

Please check the website calendar for weddings, funerals and other services which may also mean the church is not open for general visits.



If you would like to find out more about services at Westbourne, contact the Office.

For specific enquiries about a service or if you have a prayer request, please contact the Rector, please telephone 01243 372867. Please leave a message when the office is closed.

The Rector's usual day off will generally be on Friday each week.

For enquiries about hall bookings, please contact the Parish Hall Office on 01243 375055 (please leave a message for a return call).

St John the Baptist Church and Woodmancote Chapel are part of the Church of England's Diocese of Chichester.

The Parish Church is a registered charity, number 1130732

Please complete the contact us form or email the web team if you have a query about a web page, have content ideas, or have a difficulty accessing a file or a web link. Thanks. If you have a baptism, wedding or funeral enquiry, you can find more information in our 'Life Events' section of the website and links to the email address for the ministry team.

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