The village church of St Mary's is a large one too, serving as the central church in a large parish which includes the smaller chapel at Senicotts. The church at neighbouring West Stoke is served by the same vicar and rector, helping to combine the life of the two villages to a certain extent.
Most of what you can see in the church today is Victorian - Pevsner describes the 1859 restoration of St Mary's as "senseless" - it still has plenty to commend it though and is worth a visit.
Unlike most West Sussex villages, Funtington has done a good job of holding onto its local services - as well as the Fox and Hounds pub, there's still a village shop and a farm shop too.
Hallidays Restaurant is very small, friendly and serves up high quality food. It is also currently sporting a brand new thatch on its roof.
Funtington is well-known locally for its pigs - distinctive metal pig stys are stretched out on the flat land to the south and west of the village - you can't miss them.
There's plenty of evidence of iron age man in and around the parish, from the tumuli and barrows on Kingley Vale to the north to the Devil's Ditches at the eastern end of Funtington. Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve is a fairly easy walk from Funtington, either past Asdean or via Stoke Down.
Funtington airfield served the Allied cause in the Second World War, augmenting the work of Tangmere and Westhampnett (Goodwood) airfields between 1942 and 1945.
Where to stay near Funtington
- Need a hotel? Suggested accommodation in Funtington
- Funtington Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Where to stay in West Sussex.
- Holidays in Chichester Harbour and the seaside
- Self Catering Accommodation In West Sussex
- Caravan Parks near the South Downs
- West Wittering Camping - seaside camping holidays near Funtington and Chichester
FUNTINGTON VILLAGE INFORMATION
Funtington Church websiteGives details of service times at Funtington, West Stoke and Sennicotts.
The Funtington PlayersFuntington's very own amateur dramatics society.
Funtington Primary SchoolFuntington village school website.
Funtington P.C.Funtington Parish Council website.
Funtington Village HallA website telling you all about the village's ambitious plans for a new village hall.
The Funtington InformerThe parish council's useful website contains information about clubs in the village like the Funtington Flower Group, Funtington Literary Society and Womens Institute.
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