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 The Parish are launching the ‘Warblington Church Project’, this autumn, an exciting building project to help secure our long term future, and make the Church more welcoming and accessible to visitors. Please click here to find out more and to see how you can help.

Our vision is To see our lives and community transformed and renewed by encountering God and responding to His love

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Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Parish of Warblington with Emsworth.

Latest information

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are committed to continuing to pray for our community and our nation. We are also offering our services of worship both in person and online so we hope to have something that suits everyone’s individual circumstances.

Church Services in person

We are able to offer one Sunday service in each church each week –

Sunday 10am in St. James, Emsworth

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday 8am in St. James, Emsworth

Sunday 11am in St. Thomas a Becket, Warblington

In addition, we are now offering our more informal style of Breakfast Church in the Parish Hall (Church Path) twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10am.

Social distancing means that we must limit the numbers in each building and therefore we reluctantly ask you to book in prior to a service. Bookings open on Monday at 9am for the following Sunday. Please click here or contact us at or by telephone on 07579 798010 to book for any of the Church services. Government advice requires face coverings to be worn.

Church services On Line

To watch a video of the latest service click here. It is updated early every Sunday. You can also view the content of our Facebook Page, even if you don’t have a Facebook account. You can also listen to these services via a dedicated phoneline by calling 01243 957233.

St Thomas a Becket is also open for personal prayer on Sundays from 2-4pm and Wednesdays from 12noon-4pm.

The Parish consists of two churches – St. James’ Church in the heart of Emsworth and St. Thomas à Becket Church in quiet and beautiful surroundings at the end of Church Lane Warblington (see Our Parish for maps and directions).

More importantly, we are a community of people who, inspired by God, seek to serve our local community and express the love that God has for all people. We aim to be a community that is welcoming, loving and faithful to God, which is all the more important in our current circumstances. Please get in contact via the Parish Office if you or any neighbour that you know needs help.

We have also created a Digital Library that has services from previous weeks, messages from the Diocese of Portsmouth and some other resources that you might find helpful at this time.

Up to date advice from the Church of England is available here.

With prayers

Andrew (Rector)


The parish relies on the generosity of our community, we would be grateful for any amount you can give.

Virtual services

Sunday 25 October

Service of Memories – Sunday 25 October

St James’

St Thomas a Becket

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Services of Worship

Join us for one of our Sunday or weekday services in either church. Click here for a full list of our services

Family & Youth Services

We have a wide range of family and youth services, please click here to see if find something suitable for you

Hosting a special occasion

Our fully equipped parish hall could be perfect for your special occasion. For more information click here

Support and advice

If there is something you need help with you can find all our contact details here

Life Events

We would love to help you with your wedding or baptism, see our life events page for more information

Meet new people

If you would like to meet new people and build friendships whilst worshipping God why not join one of our informal homegroups?

Upcoming events

It is with great sadness that due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we are no longer able to hold our services and events that were planned for Becket 850.
We hope that when this crisis is over we will be able to either resume our programme or offer some alternative events.
Thomas à Becket Church is on Instagram and we hope to be able to post updates that will honour the spirit of our Becket 850 program.
In the meantime we hold all those in prayer who are working to keep us safe, who are guiding our nation at this time, for those who are fearful or vulnerable and for those who are ill or dying.
Julie Price
(Associate Minister)

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Registered charity: The PCC of the ecclesiastical Parish of St Thomas á Becket, Warblington with St James, Emsworth. Charity number 1128391.


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