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Welcome to the parish of Warblington with Emsworth

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

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Parish of Warblington with Emsworth. I hope you will find it both useful and enjoyable.

Latest News on Church Re-opening

Opening for Sunday Services
We are thankful to be allowed to open for Sunday services from 5 th July, but with careful social distancing, hand cleaning and other safety precautions.
We will have one service in each church on a Sunday:

10am in St. James, Emsworth

11am in St. Thomas a Becket, Warblington

Social distancing means that we have to limit the numbers in each Church building and therefore we reluctantly need to ask you to book in if you would like to come to the Church building.

Bookings open on Monday at 9am for the following Sunday. You can make a booking by email to or by telephone on 07579 798010.

Opening for Personal Prayer
We are delighted to announce that both our churches are now open for personal prayer on Sundays from 2-4pm and Wednesdays from 12noon-4pm.

Join our services on line
We would be delighted to welcome you to our online services posted on this webpage every Sunday (and available all week). We also have a Zoom based service most Sunday mornings. If you would like to join us, please contact me on for a link to Zoom.
We also have a dedicated phoneline where people can listen to these – 01243 957233.

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.

Coronavirus Update

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are committed to continuing to pray for our community and our nation. Each Sunday we record a service so that we can come together in worship from the safety of own homes. To watch the latest service click here. You can also view the content of our Facebook Page, even if you don’t have a Facebook account. 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. If you are interested in joining a zoom meeting either for the youth or breakfast church then please contact the parish office for access details.  Tel: 07967 588520

We are also committed to providing practical help and support for any in our community who need it.

Please contact us on or by phone 07579 798010 if you or any neighbour that you know needs help.

We will aim to keep you updated regularly through this website and directly by email where appropriate.

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

With prayers

Andrew (Rector)

Virtual services

Sunday 20 September

Service Booklets

St James’

St Thomas a Becket

Join us for


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)

Listen to a recent sermon

Week 10 – Andy Economedes

Week 9 – Learning and Growing in Groups

Week 8 – A Family for all Ages

Week 7 – Welcoming & Inclusive

Week 6 – Loving Community

Week 5 – Thankfulness and Trust

Week 4 – Prayerful Disciples

Week 3 – Faithful Witnesses

Week 2 – Willing Servants

Week 1 – Inspiring Worshippers

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