The Priory Church is open each day for Mass and Private Prayer
Boxgrove Priory Christmas Tree Festival
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December 11am-5pm
Sunday 10th December 12 noon – 4pm
Saturday 10th December at 6:30pm
Adult tickets (includes a glass of mulled wine) £5 Children free
Sir Simon Jenkins
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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.
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Weddings and baptisms
If you wish to arrange a wedding or a baptism in the Priory, please contact Fr Ian in person after Mass on Sunday.