Oct 03

Downland Churches News

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe


October 2015

Sunday 4th October      Harvest/Trinity 18

10 am     Harvest Family Service     Poynings
followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion
11am Family Communion               Edburton

Sunday 11th October     Harvest/ Trinity 19

10 am Harvest Festival                   Newtimber 

 6 pm Harvest Evening Service      Pyecombe

Sunday 18th October     Harvest/ St Luke

 10 am    Holy Communion             Poynings
am Family Communion            Edburton
followed by a Harvest Picnic

Sunday 25th October         Last after Trinity

10 am    Holy Communion             Pyecombe



Morning and Evening Prayer each week

At 9am on Wednesdays at Poynings

At 6pm: Mondays (Edburton),Wednesdays (Pyecombe)

At 5pm: Tuesdays at Newtimber

Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

Monday 5th October, 3.30 – 5pm
at Customary Cottage, Fulking (the home of Tim Stace)

Thanksgiving for Marriage

Sunday, 11th October     Lee and Katie Salvidge     Edburton

Special events and dates this month

  • Friday 2nd October, 7.30pm Old Time Music Hall singalong at Edburton Church, with bangers and mash.
  • Tuesday 6th October, 2- 4pm, please support the Afternoon Tea Dance at The Scouts HQ in Hurstpierpoint – tickets £5 in aid of Family Social Work. Tel Wendy on 01273 834464
  • Study Groups continue until 21st October on a Wednesday at The Rectory. NB evening group now starts at 7.30pm.
  • A further course will run on a Tuesday evening from 20th October for the Deanery led by Caroline. This will cover different types of Christian Spirituality, and has been written by The University of Chichester with the Diocese. Please see flier for further details and how to book.
  • October is the month for Harvest services – see overleaf. For Edburton’s Harvest picnic, please get your tickets from Jane Warne or via the website following St Andrews links.
  • October 11th is also Apple Day in Poynings – bring fruit to The Village Hall to be pressed – lots of apple activities to enjoy. See village website (www.poynings.net) for details.
  • Messy Church at Fulking meets 16th October 4.30 pm – 6pm. Then 20th November and 11th December.
  • On Saturday 17th October we will enjoy an evening of traditional songs of the Sussex Downs and Coast at Newtimber Church. Tel 01273 832009 or 835013.
  • 29th October, 2.30pm talk about the history of the village and church in Fulking Village Hall.
  • A Quiet Day will be held at St Peter’s Woodmancote on 31st October – all welcome – contact Henfield clergy.
  • All Souls service 6pm on Sunday 1st November at Poynings

Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456 c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559