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 on Mondays to Fridays 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 email@example.com) and Diocese of Portsmouth Safeguarding Advisor (Ian Berry).
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 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.
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.
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!
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!