Apr 30

Church News may 2014

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe



May 2014


Sunday 4th May                 Easter 3

    10 am    Family Service        Poynings

    followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion

11am Family Communion     Edburton


Sunday 11th May              Easter 4

    10 am Holy Communion        Newtimber

     6 pm Evening Service        Pyecombe

with a speaker from Christian Aid


Sunday 18th May                 Easter 5

    10 am    Holy Communion        Poynings     11 am Family Communion    Edburton


Sunday 25th May             Easter 26

    10am    Holy Communion        Pyecombe


Thursday 29th May          Ascension Day

    7.30pm Holy Communion    Newtimber



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 12th May, 3.30 – 5pm
at D
ownside, Fulking

(home of Charmayne and Harry Diamond)



Sunday 4th May, 3pm Poynings Theodore Camber Crowther

Sunday 18th May, 2pm Pyecombe Aeva May Manning

                     Sophia Marie Keen



Sat, 3rd May Tom Kirkham & Beth Jefferson Poynings

Friday, 16th May Michael Culmer & Gaynor Finelly Newtimber

Sat, 17th May Bennett George & Emma Kelly Newtimber

Sat, 31st May Lydia Jenkins & Chris O’Reilly Poynings


Special events and dates this month


  • Sunday 4th May Plant and Flower Sale for Church funds. 2-4pm at The White House, Pyecombe. Cream teas, wine and raffle. 01273 846563.
  • Deanery Synod is on 6th May at Sayers Common. 7.15pm: Holy Communion, 8pm for the meeting.
  • 7th May 4.30 – 5.30pm, Deanery Prayer Group at The Rectory, Poynings.
  • On Thursday 8th May, our parishes will be prayed for in Chichester Cathedral at 8am and 5.30pm services. Tea in cloisters café for any wishing to attend.
  • At the Pyecombe evening service on 11th May, we have a guest speaker – Holly Sabin from Christian Aid – at this start of Christian Aid Week. Do come and hear her.
  • Wednesday 14th May, 7.30pm. Edburton PCC
  • Saturday 17th May there will be a special guided walk from Pyecombe Church to Lewes Priory. This links to their 750th anniversary and to our extension – ask for details.
  • Monday 19th May, 7.30pm Poynings PCC.


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456 c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559