Dec 31

Church News January 2016

The Downland Benefice

Holy Trinity Poynings,

St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

January 2016

There is a united Benefice service
every Sunday morning at 10am.

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 by a short said Communion service.

Location varies according to the pattern below:

    First Sunday      (3rd January)        Poynings

    Second Sunday    (10th January)        Newtimber    

    Third Sunday    (17th January)        Poynings    

    Fourth Sunday    (24th January)        Pyecombe

    Fifth Sunday    (31st January)        Newtimber


There is also a Benefice Evening Service at 6pm every second Sunday at Pyecombe.

In addition, at Edburton Church there is:

A service of Family Communion every first and third Sunday at 11am.
(3rd and 17th January 2016)

Morning and Evening Prayer each week

Mondays:     Edburton at 6pm

Tuesdays:     Newtimber at 5pm

Wednesdays: Poynings at 9am; Pyecombe at 6pm

Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

There will be no meeting of Evergreens in January

We resume in February at the Royal Oak, Poynings


Special events and dates this month


•    Deanery study groups following the course ‘Engaging Christian Spirituality’ resume on Tuesday 5th January and meet on 12th and 19th January. At St Francis Church, Hassocks.


•    Monday 11th January from 10-12noon, a meeting for all involved in ‘Messy Church’.


•    In January, Messy Church meets on Friday 15th, from 4.30 – 6pm at Fulking Hall.


•    Poynings PCC will meet on Wednesday 20th January at the Rectory.


•    Deanery Synod will meet on Weds 27th January, at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill.



May 2016 bring you many blessings


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton)     01273 494559