Diocese of Chichester


Churchwardens are elected annually under the provisions of the Churchwardens Measure 2001 by the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, as the senior laypeople of the parish and congregation. Their term of office is one year, and they may serve for up to six consecutive terms of office, unless the Annual Meeting passes a resolution to set aside this rule. They are the Bishop’s officers, and are admitted to office each year by the Archdeacon, on behalf of the Bishop.

The visitations are subject to government restrictions. Please check the website regularly for any updates.

Brighton and Lewes Archdeaconry Visitation Dates:
Date Location Registration Link
24/06/2021 St Andrew’s, Alfriston https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archdeacons-visitation-and-swearing-in-of-churchwardens-tickets-154847608365
08/07/2021 St Michael and All Angels, Southwick https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155598105121

Chichester Archdeaconry Visitation Dates:
Date Location Registration Link
03/07/2021 St George, Whyke https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155592241583
06/07/2021 St John the Divine, Worthing https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155596853377

Hastings Archdeaconry Visitation Dates:

Date Location Registration Link
21/06/2021 All Saints, Crowborough https://www.eventbrite.com/e/154812519413
29/06/2021 St John, Upper St Leonard’s https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155578121349
05/07/2021 St Mary’s, Battle https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155593661831

Horsham
Archdeaconry Visitation Dates:

Date Location Registration Link
10/07/2021 St Mary’s, West Chiltington https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155599581537
13/07/2021 St Mary’s, Easebourne https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155602369877
15/07/2021 St Andrew’s, Furnace Green https://www.eventbrite.com/e/155604815191


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