The Priory Church is open to Parishioners for Private Prayer
The lovely old church dedicated to St Mary and to St Blaise dates from the early twelfth century. From an entry in the Domesday Book we know that Boxgrove had the status of a parish and that a church existed here before the Norman Conquest. All traces of this have been obliterated by the Priory, which is the daughter house of the Abbey of Lessay in Normandy and the "grand-daughter" of the great Benedictine Abbey of Bec Helouin. A more detailed history is available elsewhere on this site.
Sir Simon Jenkins
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The Priory Church sits in a delightful village in West Sussex, some 3 miles from the Cathedral City of Chichester and for over 900 years the villagers of Boxgrove have worshipped in this magnificent building. Its glory is still much in evidence in spite of losing the west end of the Priory during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII.
We hope that you not only enjoy this site but find the opportunity to visit us in person.
There is a Mass on Sundays at 9:30am and at 11:00am. The format is identical for each, and the 11:00am service is livestreamed.
On every other day a Mass is said at 12 Noon and is livestreamed.
Please see Services & Events for details.
The Priory will remain open for private prayer after Mass until about 5:00pm every day.
You are welcome to attend Mass, but space is limited to preserve social distancing.
There will be recorded music all Masses; no live singing is permitted as yet. Please observe all hygiene notices.
The Vicar may be contacted on
Fr Ian 18Jul20 17:47
Diocese of Chichester
Weddings and baptisms
If you wish to arrange a wedding or a baptism in the Priory, please contact Fr Ian in person after the 11:15 Mass on Sunday.