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.

Sadly we are currently unable to hold our services or run our groups and events. We hope to be back as soon as possible. But in the meantime, 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 Safeguarding Representative (Val Strutt email safeguarding@stwilfridscowplain.co.uk) and Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Advisor (Ian Berry).



Sunday Mornings

We have three Sunday services to choose from: 8am, 9.30am and 11.15am – 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 is a fun time after school monthly on a Thursday 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.

The Ark

The Ark

Wednesday mornings 9:30 – 11:15am
(term time)

The Ark is a welcoming stay-and-play group 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!

Little Fishes

Little Fishes

Friday mornings 9.30 – 11.30am
(term time)

Little Fishes is our Friday morning under-fives group. We welcome mums, dads, grandparents, carers and friends for a free cuppa. It’s bright, it’s warm and it’s awash with colourful, safe toys, beanbags, healthy snacks, stories, singing and craft.

Community Coffee Cup

Community Coffee Cup

Saturday mornings 10am – 12noon
(every week except around Christmas and New Years Day)

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: Tue-Fri 10am-12pm

Parish Office: 023 9226 2295

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