Serving the parishes of Bury with Houghton, Coldwaltham & Hardham



Arun Churches includes the parishes of Bury with Houghton and Coldwaltham and Hardham. Nestled at the foot of the picturesque South Downs, the parishes are all linked on their eastern boundary by the River Arun. Nourished by word and sacrament we seek to be faithful to the gospel of Christ and, in union with the holy, catholic and apostolic church, proclaim his love, truth and salvation to the people of our parishes.

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Our Churches

St John’s


St John’s church is perched on a bank of high ground close to the River Arun in the village of Bury.

St Nicholas’


St Nicholas’ church stands just above the water meadows near the Arun river crossing at Houghton Bridge.

St Gile’s


St Giles’ church was built about 1200. Like several local churches of the period it first consisted of a chancel, nave, south aisle, and tower.

St Botolph’s


St Botolph’s church lies just to the south of Pulborough in the hamlet of Hardham. It is believed to have been built on the eve of the Norman conquest in the 11th century.

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