Welcome to St Wilfrid's

We are the local Church of England parish for Cowplain and part of Horndean, near Waterlooville in Hampshire. We’re a welcoming church for all ages and stage of life. Whether you've always gone to church, or if you've never been before, you'll find a huge welcome and a place here that is perfect for you.

Each Sunday in Church, our traditional Holy Communion service is at 9am, and our SUNDAYS @ 11 informal service is for all ages and stages in life - it's certainly suitable for families and children. There's a great welcome with refreshments after each of these services.

On Thursdays, our 10.30am Holy Communion service is traditional yet informal - and a great place to be.

We are now opening St Wilfrid's Church for individual prayer daily from 8.30am to 5pm.

Please follow us on Facebook @stwilfridscowplain where we are posting our latest news, information and videos.


As Christians we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He’s alive and wants to help us all through the ups and downs of life. Being a Christian is the best possible way of living!

Rev'd Ian Snares - Vicar









The safety of children and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to all of us at St Wilfrid's. Click here to see our policy, full contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officer (Val Strutt email safeguarding@stwilfridscowplain.co.uk) and Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Advisor (Ian Berry).

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday Mornings

We have two Sunday services to choose from: 9am and 11am – depending on the style you prefer (and how early you want to get up!) The wide range of styles means you’re sure to find something you enjoy. Find out more about our services here – why not try one out?

Messy Church

Messy Church

Next Messy Church is on Thursday 14th July from 3.15pm

Messy Church is a fun time for everyone young and old! to get creative, meet up with old and new friends, relax in a friendly informal celebration and taste God’s generous love through a home-cooked hot meal together.

Church Halls

Church Halls

At St Wilfrid’s we have two spacious halls for hire. The Lower Hall, capacity 200, comes with a large well-equipped kitchen and wheel-chair accessible toilet. The Upper Hall, capacity 100 and accessed by a lift or stairs, has a small kitchenette and wheel-chair accessible toilet.

St Wilfrid’s Toddler Groups – Wednesday and Friday mornings

St Wilfrid’s Toddler Groups – Wednesday and Friday mornings

9:30 – 11:30am (term time)
Our welcoming stay-and-play groups are for babies and children up to school age. There’s a wide variety of things to do, with large and small toys, craft and singing, and our corner for babies. And there’s free refreshments of the adults!

Community Coffee Cup

Community Coffee Cup

2nd and 4th Saturday mornings 10am – 12noon

Community Coffee Cup meets at Westbrook Hall on Tempest Avenue. We’re open every Saturday with activities for children and a chance for the adults to chat – and it’s FREE for all ages!


Parish Office Opening Hours: Tuesday 10am-12pm Thursday - Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Parish Office: 023 9226 2295

Parish Administrator Email: maria@stwilfridscowplain.co.uk
Vicar Email: vicar@stwilfridscowplain.co.uk