May 30

Downland Church News June 2016

The Downland Benefice

Holy Trinity, Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe


June 2016


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     (5th June)             Poynings

    Second Sunday    (12th June)            Newtimber    

    Third Sunday     (19th June)            Poynings    

    Fourth Sunday    (26th June)            Pyecombe


There is also a Benefice Evening Service at 6pm

every second Sunday (12th June) at Pyecombe.


In addition, at Edburton Church there is:

A service of Family Communion every first and third Sunday at 11 am. (5th and 19th June)


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, 6th June, 3.30 – 5 pm at Rectory Cottage, Newtimber

(home of Shirley Murrell)


Sunday 5th June, 10am     Sam Rentz        Poynings



Saturday 18th June    Joe Mills & Alexis Eckerle    Edburton

Saturday 25th June    Charlotte Newnham and Mark Stacey



Special events and dates this month


  • Saturday 4th June, Pyecombe to Lewes Priory walk (8miles total distance); set off 10.30am. Further details, see fliers or Walk as little or as much as you want, bring picnic lunch; informative talks en route and Priory tour.
  • Saturday 11th June, 2.30pm, Classical concert in Newtimber Church followed by strawberry and cream tea in the lovely grounds of Newtimber Place: see fliers or contact Lucy on 01273 831877 or
  • Book Nook in Fulking opens every second Sunday, 11am – 4pm. This month on 12th June.
  • POYNINGS FETE is 2 -4.30 pm, on 18th June in the Rectory Garden. Games, maypole dancing, tombola and live music – all proceeds to the Church. A village event for all the family.
  • Study Groups re-start on Weds 8th June for 6 weeks: afternoons 2.30-4pm or evenings 8-9.30pm, At the Rectory. The second of the Pilgrim course, looking at the Lord’s Prayer; all welcome. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June; 6th and 13th July
  • Messy Church meets this month on Friday 17th June, from 4.30 pm – 6 pm at Fulking Village Hall. Do come along!
  • ADVANCE NOTICE of Pyecombe’s Village Weekend and Flower festival, which is 2nd -3rd July: theme for the flowers this year is ‘Books’; refreshments and other stalls all weekend


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (Edburton)     01273 494559