Welcome to Boxgrove Priory  

The Priory Church is open each day during daylight hours

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.

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.

Diocese of Chichester

Diocesan Vision for Growth

Lastest Diocesan News

Chichester Cathedral

The Boxgrove Choral Festival

Monday 26th - Thursday 29th August
For full details click here

Cream Teas in August

Cream Teas are served in the St Blaise Centre every Sunday from 2pm until 5pm.
There is also a guided tour of the Priory every Sunday at 4pm.

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.


Building up a friendship with God

Forthcoming Services and Events

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Safeguarding Policy

This Parish adheres to the Diocesan Policy on Safeguarding Children.  This may be found by following this link. Our Safeguarding Officer's details can be found on our Who's Who page

The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Blaise is a Registered Charity No 1131214