Aug 02

August Church News

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe


August 2014


Sunday 3rd August             Trinity 7

10 am    Family Service        Poynings

followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion

11am Family Communion     Edburton


Sunday 10th August              Trinity 8

10 am Holy Communion        Newtimber

6 pm Evening Service        Pyecombe


Sunday 17th August             Trinity 9

10 am    Holy Communion        Poynings     11 am Family Communion    Edburton


Sunday 24th August         St Bartholomew

10 am    Holy Communion        Pyecombe


Sunday 31st August              Trinity 11

10 am Holy Communion        Newtimber



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 4th August, 3.30 – 5pm
at Manor Farm, Poynings (Carol and Maurice Revell’s home)



Sat, 2nd August John Cairns and Larissa Lopes Edburton



Special events and dates this month


  • On Sunday, 3rd August at 2.30pm there will be a Harp Recital with Pimms and a Strawberry Tea in the gardens of Newtimber Place. Proceeds to the Church. Tickets £12 for adults, £5 for children from Shirley Murrell or Lucy Dalrymple tel 01273 832009. Please buy tickets in good time to help us to assess demand and numbers.


  • Friday 15th August is the festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Edwards in Burgess Hill will be having a Sung Mass at 7.30pm followed by refreshments, to which everyone is welcome.


  • 16th – 17th August (10am -5pm) – flower festival at St Martin’s Church, Westmeston (in the Beacon Parish). Theme is wedding anniversaries. Refreshments available.


  • Advance notice of a course to be run in the autumn on the topic of responding to people of other faiths. Caroline will be leading this 12 week course in the Deanery – probably at Hassocks, on Tuesday evenings. Look out for details. This will not be instead of our own study groups.


  • September dates for your diary:

Friday 12th Sept, ‘Timespan’ event, Pyecombe, 7.30pm;

Sunday 14th Sept, Pyecombe dedication service, 6pm

Sunday 28th Sept, evening, Pimms and Hymns, Edburton



Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559