The Downland Benefice
Holy Trinity Poynings,
St Andrew’s, Edburton
St John the Evangelist, Newtimber
The Transfiguration, Pyecombe
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 (7th February) Poynings
Second Sunday (14th February) Newtimber
Third Sunday (21st February) Poynings
Fourth Sunday (28th February) Pyecombe
Fifth Sunday N/A this month Newtimber
There is also a Benefice Evening Service at 6pm every second Sunday (14th February) at Pyecombe.
In addition, at Edburton Church there is:
A service of Family Communion every first and third Sunday at 11 am.
(7th and 21st February 2016)
Morning and Evening Prayer each week
Mondays: Edburton at 6 pm
Tuesdays: Newtimber at 5 pm
Wednesdays: Poynings at 9 am; Pyecombe at 6 pm
Evergreens (for the over 60’s)
Monday, 1st February, 3.30 – 5 pm at
The Royal Oak, Poynings
Special events and dates this month
• There will be a Benefice service of Hoy Communion on Ash Wednesday (10th February) at 7.30 pm at Newtimber. This will include the imposition of ashes (optional).
• Our Lent Study course starts on Wednesday 17th February, with both afternoon and evening sessions. Afternoon sessions (2.30 to 4 pm) will be either in Fulking or at Pangdean, Pyecombe, and evening sessions (7.30 pm to 9 pm) will be at The Rectory, Poynings. Our theme this year will be ‘Opening Doors’, using the material specially written for this Year of Mercy by a team from the Diocese. See separate fliers.
• Leaflets will be available during Lent for those wishing to follow the Christian Aid programme to ‘Count your Blessings’ – please ask Caroline if you would like one.
• Edburton PCC will meet on the evening of Thursday 18th February at Revd Graham Jeffery’s house in Small Dole.
• Messy Church meets this months on Friday 19th February, from 4.30 pm – 6 pm at Fulking Village Hall.
• Please collect unwanted items and pass them to Lucy Dalrymple for her Verge Sale in aid of Newtimber Church funds – sale date to be advised when the weather improves. Lucy is happy to collect: tel 01273 832009
Advance notice of two March events:
• Friday 4th March, 11 am at St Peter’s Henfield: Women’s World Day of Prayer united service: focus on Cuba.
• Friday 11th March, 7pm at Newtimber Church, a talk by The Revd Peter Owen-Jones on Sussex walks. See fliers.
Clergy contact details:
Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge
Tel 01273 857456 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton) 01273 494559