St Mary, (Funtington)




Church website.

A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).


Church Lane, Funtingdon, West Sussex PO18 9LH.

Grid reference: 480055, 108175, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1564.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070532 (1564 ~ 1653, 1667); E070532 (1564 ~ 1653, 1667); C070531 (1584 ~ 1625, 1590 ~ 1667, 1653 ~ 1876, 1705 ~ 1721); E070531 (1584 ~ 1625, 1590 ~ 1667, 1653 ~ 1876, 1705 ~ 1721).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: M070532 (1565 ~ 1569); M070531 (1584 ~ 1641, 1653 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There are 2 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Style: Early English.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. Restored in 1859. This E.E. church has an old tomb of Sussex marble. Reg. 1550.


There are 2 documents concerning this church in the OPC database.


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


There has been a church on this site since the 13th century; by the 16th century the present bell tower, which now contains three bells cast in 1897, had been added. The church was extensively renovated and enlarged in 1859. The tower at the west end, the chancel, the small chapels to the southeast and northeast (which now houses the organ) and arcades of three arches on each side of the nave are all that remain of the old building.
On the south wall there is a memorial to Viscount Portal of Hungerford, and an engraved window to the memory of Sir Robert Stirling Hamilton – the work of Simon Whistler. There is a memorial panel in the north aisle to Miss Jessie Sparkes, who came from a family with a long connection with the parish. She lived to the age of 108 and 4 months.
In the large churchyard are the graves of Richard Churcher (who endowed Churcher’s College in Petersfield), Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo William Parry Wallis and more recently Colonel ‘Pat’ Porteous V.C.
Source: Church website .

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