Jun 30

Church News July 2017

The Downland Benefice
Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton
St John the Evangelist, Newtimber
The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

July 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 (2nd July) Poynings
Second Sunday (9th July) Newtimber
Third Sunday (16th July) Poynings
Fourth Sunday (23rd July) Pyecombe
Fifth Sunday (30th July) Newtimber
There is also a Benefice Evening Service at 6pm
every second Sunday (9th July) at Pyecombe.

In addition, at Edburton Church there is:
A service of Family Communion every first and third Sunday at 11 am. (2nd July and 16th July)

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, 3rd July, 3.30 – 5 pm at Rushfields Farm Shop
(Colin and Cathy Langridge)


Sunday 2nd July    Tilly Ware            Poynings

Sunday 16th July  Dora Worsley       Edburton

Saturday 22nd July Tristan Burton    Pyecombe



Saturday 29th July          Adam Keen and Amy Blackford


Other special events and dates this month

  • Pyecombe Village weekend and Flower Festival 1-2nd July Theme: New Beginnings. Songs of Praise service to round off the weekend – 6pm on 2nd July
  • Midsummer Concert and Strawberry Tea at Newtimber Church in the grounds of Newtimber Place: 1st July 2-30 pm
  • Benefice Council: 7.30pm, 3rd July The Rectory.
  • Confirmation service is on Thursday 20th July at 8pm at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill. Do come and support our 3 candidates.
  • Messy Church Friday 21st July Fulking Hall.
  • Sunday 23 July 10.30 – 4.30pm is Newtimber’s Country and Village Fayre; Church Lane, Newtimber. Activities and fun for all the family
  • On Sunday 23rd July, Pyecombe Church will be serving tea and cakes from 2.30-4.30pm.
  • Sunday 30th July is Fulking Fair – see boards.


For more information on all events, email : downlandbenefice@icloud.com


Clergy contact details:

Revd. Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456                   c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton)       01273 494559