Parish and Deanery Links

St Mary’s is an active and important part of the Parish of Bognor Regis and the children attend Mass both at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and at the school. We have regular visits with our Parish Priests.


First Holy Communion

A large number of our children make their First Holy Communion during KS2.  This is then followed by a special celebration at school. If you would like to find out more about the First Holy Communion programme, please contact the Parish Office at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on 01243 823619. 

Deanery Enrichment Day

Each year, some Year 5 and Year 6 children from each of our Deanery schools join together for an Enrichment Day. The deputies and other staff from each school together with Sixth formers from St Philip Howard plan and run the day. The theme of the day varies from year to year. 

Sports Festivals

During the academic year 2019/20, children in Year 5 and Year 6 will again enjoy their sports days at St Philip Howard during the course of the year. These are a good opportunity to try other sports and to mix with some of the children from the other Deanery Primary Schools who they may be in classes with once at St Philip Howard, or other local secondary schools. They also support transition for the majority of our children who go on to attend St Philip Howard.

Deanery Advent Service

Each Advent, Year 5 and Year 6 children from St Mary’s, St Richard’s, St Philip’s and St Philip Howard Schools come together at Arundel Cathedral to celebrate the start of Advent with a service planned by each of the four schools organising the service on a rotation basis. The school organising the service chooses the charity which the four schools then fundraise for. Representatives from the school then visit the other schools to share information about the charity that has been chosen.  


We warmly encourage children to attend ‘Crossroads’, the Parish run Youth Group for children in school Years 4 – 6. There are lots of fun activities as well as time for prayer and reflection. Pick up a flyer in Church or contact the Parish Office. 

Children’s Liturgy


Oct - Nov 2020
Sep 3 - Dec 17
Autumn Term 2020
Oct 26 - 30
Autumn 2020 Half Term
Nov 2
Inset Day