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1986 Religion in Itchenor area

  The small flint church of St.Nicholas
 with its squat wooden shingle spire   
 stands in its grave yard on a small   
 hill, approached through a lychgate.  
 Built in the 13th C. the font, south  
 doorway and some of the windows are   
 from that period. Alterations have    
 been made over the years, some as     
 recently as 1964.Services are held    
 each Sunday by the priest in charge of
 St.James, Birdham, the congregations  
 being on average 30.                  
  The oldest, smallest Methodist Chapel
 in the Chichester Circuit is in       
 Chapel Lane. Built 1811, enlarged     
 1858, the Minister from Chichester    
 takes the one Sunday service. The     
 membership is 17, the average congre- 
 gation 25.The Willshire family who    
 have lived in Chapel Lane for about   
 200 years, look after the Chapel.     

Map of the area

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