Parish Church of St. Wilfrid, Bognor    Registered Charity No. 1142723

Ellasdale Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2SG

Parish Office: 9:30 -12:00 Mon-Fri    Tel:  01243 841275                                                                  

St Wilfrid's Church is part of the Diocese of Chichester in the Deanery of Arundel and Bognor and located on the corner of Victoria Drive and Ellasdale Road, Bognor Regis.

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Next Concert - The Deep South Gospel Show
Jazz Inspired Songs of Praise

Chris Walker has previously staged two extremely successful Jazz Concerts at St. Wilfrid’s and we very much look forward to his return on Saturday 24th September with the Deep South Gospel Show.

Tickets £10 from the church office or online at

and price includes a programme, glass of Pimms or wine and nibbles. 

Chris Walker and the Real Ale & Thunder Band, produced their first ‘jazz at Vespers’ in St Laurence Church, Downton on 18th November 1984 and, following that success and appearances in Salisbury Cathedral, Wimborne Minster and on one of the most popular BBC “Songs Of Praise” programmes, ‘jazz at Vespers’ became the fore-runner of many religious concerts by jazz bands in Churches across England.

The original concept, however, was that the congregation should be encouraged to join in and sing along - as would happen, around the turn of the 20th Century, at American ‘Camp Meetings’ and still happens today in Churches across the southern states of America.

With this in mind, Chris Walker and Colin Larn have produced this Deep South Gospel Show programme to rekindle that enthusiasm and fire, which is so infectious that songs of praise become moving, exciting and, at the same time, sincere vehicles of Christian worship.

The repertoire is drawn from both European Hymns and original Spirituals and they are performed in keeping with the long tradition of jazz and gospel music.



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