Aug 02

Church News August 2017

The Downland Benefice

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

August 2017

There is a united Benefice service every Sunday morning at 10 am in one of our churches.

On most Sundays, this is a service of Holy Communion.

On the first Sunday of each month, it is an all age worship service, followed at 11.15 am by a short Communion service.

Location varies according to the pattern below:

    First Sunday
(6th August)             Poynings

    Second Sunday
(13th August)             Newtimber

    Third Sunday
(20th August)             Poynings

    Fourth Sunday
(27th August)             Pyecombe

There is also a Benefice Evening Service at 6pm

every second Sunday (13th August) at Pyecombe.

In addition, at Edburton Church there is:

A service of Family Communion every first and third Sunday at 11 am. (6th August and 20th August)

Morning and Evening Prayer each week

Mondays: Edburton at 6 pm Tuesdays: Newtimber at 5pm

Wednesdays: Poynings at 9 am; Pyecombe at 6 pm


Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

Monday, 7th August, 3.30 – 5 pm at Dyke Lane, Poynings

(Barbara & Tony Sargeant)


Sunday 13th August – Aaro Lindfors Black Newtimber

Sunday 13th August – Jacob Alfie Adeoluwa Juba Pyecombe

Sunday 27th August – Poppy Fern Hind      Pyecombe


Sat 19th August Alice Langridge and Sam Day Poynings

Sat 27th August Mac Lee and Chelsea Wyles Poynings


Thurs 3rd August Stuart Cullen      Poynings

Other special events and dates this month

  • Afternoon tea and cake (£2) will be served at Pyecombe Church 2.30 – 4.30 on 5th and 20th August
  • Saturday 12th August, 6pm, concert By Jamie and Nick Andrews at St Mary’s Church, Kemp Town.
  • The Pyecombe Evening Service on 13th August at 6pm will be a community gathering to celebrate the wonder and beauty of the world in which we live.
  • Edburton Hymns and Pimms Service will be at 6pm on Sunday 27th August at St Andrew’s Church Edburton
  • Pyecombe Music Festival takes place 1st to 3rd September – events throughout the weekend.
  • Caroline’s final service will be at 10am on Sunday 3rd September at Poynings.
  • Farewell Concert (6pm) and Party (7pm) to celebrate Caroline’s retirement on 3rd September at Poynings
  • There will be no Messy Church this month.


For more information on all events, email :

Clergy contact details:

Revd. Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton)     01273 494559