Feb 01

Church News Feb 2015

The Downland Churches – Church News

Holy Trinity Poynings,

St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe


February 2015


Sunday 1st February    Epiphany 4/ Candlemas    

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

Sunday 8th February      2nd before Lent

    10am Holy Communion         Newtimber

     6pm Evening Service             Pyecombe

Sunday 15th February         Next before Lent    

10am    Holy Communion            Poynings
am Family Communion        Edburton

Wednesday 18th February     Ash Wednesday

    7.30pm Holy Communion        Newtimber

Sunday 23rd February             Lent 1

    10am    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 2nd February, 3.30 – 5pm

The Royal Oak, Poynings


Sunday 1st February    Poynings     Hattie Gibb

Special events and dates this month


  • On Tuesday 17th February, we have a special meeting -open to all in the Benefice – with our new Archdeacon, the Venerable Fiona Windsor. She will share with us her experience of leading 14 rural parishes, and take questions which will we hope may inform our own future direction. Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe. 7.30pm.
  • Newtimber PCC meets on 24th February at 7.30pm.
  • Lent starts this month – Ash Wednesday is on 18th February, when there will be an evening service at Newtimber Church.
  • Lent Groups also start in February. Dates: 25th February; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March. As usual, we will be running a group in the afternoon and also in the evening for anyone out during the daytime. The afternoon group will be 2.30 – 4pm at Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe, and the evening group will be 8pm – 9.30pm at The Rectory, Poynings. Separate fliers will be available with the details and topic.
  • NSPCC event 28 February at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint – The TT singers- details see boards.
  • Advance notice – concert at Newtimber Church Saturday 7th March, The Vivace Singers at 7pm. Tickets from Shirley Murrell and others – see notices & fliers.


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456 c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton) 01273 494559