Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022
We give thanks for Her Majesty’s life and for her 70 years of faith and service.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.
St Peter’s Church is open daily if you would like to light a candle or leave a message in the Prayer Book
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ exchanged the glory of a heavenly throne for the form of a servant, we thank you that you have given Elizabeth our Queen a heart to serve her people, and have kept her devoted in this service beyond all who were before her: encourage us by her example to serve one another, and to seek the common good until you call us all to reign with Christ in your eternal kingdom. Amen
WELCOME FROM THE ASSOCIATE RECTOR
I am delighted to welcome you to St Peter’s, Westhampnett.
St Peter’s is part of a United Benefice with our sister church, St. Paul’s, Chichester
You will find St Peter’s on Stane Street, just to the east of Chichester and on the edge of the South Downs National Park. A Christian church has stood on this site since at least the 8th century AD, serving the hamlets of Westhampnett, Maudlin and Westerton.
Modern Westhampnett is a growing community and we are an active and friendly church. Our congregation is diverse in age, gender, interests and backgrounds and we are glad to welcome everyone to our services.
St Peter’s church is open daily, and I hope very much that you will visit it and that you may wish to make it the place where you worship.
I look forward to welcoming you!
THE REVEREND RACHEL HAWES