Dec 01

Downlands Churches Dec 2016

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity, Poynings; St Andrews, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber,

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe;


December 2016


Sunday 4th December          Advent 2

    10am    Family Service          Poynings

    11am Family Communion     Edburton


Sunday 11th December         Advent 3

    10am Holy Communion          Newtimber

    6pm      Carol Service          Pyecombe

with the Mid Sussex Brass Band


Saturday 17th December

    6pm      Carol Service         Poynings


Sunday 18th December             Advent 4

    10am    Holy Communion          Poynings

    11am Holy Communion          Edburton

    2.30pm Carol Service          Newtimber

    6pm      Carol Service         Edburton


Saturday 24th December     Christmas Eve

    3.30pm Christingle Service     Poynings

11.30pm First Communions of Christmas at both Pyecombe and Edburton


Sunday 25th December          Christmas Day

    8am     Holy Communion          Newtimber

    10am Holy Communion          Poynings

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

At 6pm: Mondays (Edburton), Wednesdays (Pyecombe).

At 5pm: Tuesdays (Newtimber)

And at 9am on Wednesdays at Poynings


Christmas Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

Monday, 5th December, 3.30 – 5pm at Little Knowle, Woodmancote, (home of Jane and Chris Warne)


Other events and dates this month

  • Throughout Advent, we are making collections of goods in all our churches and villages to support the local charity ‘Off the Fence’. This charity supports those in our society who are most vulnerable, especially at this time of year. Please see the notices in each church for a list of items needed, which can be left in boxes in church.
  • Pyecombe Church Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 3rd December at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, from 1.45pm – 4pm. Free admission.
  • The South Downs Society Carol Service this year will be at Newtimber Church on Thursday 15th December at 3pm, followed by refreshments.
  • There will be a classical concert in Newtimber Church on Thursday 29th December at 7.30pm, featuring works by Vivaldi, Haydn and Brahms. Mulled wine and mince pies in the interval. Tickets £12/ £6 – see fliers or call 01273 831877


Refreshments after all our Carol Services: do join us

At Pyecombe on 11th December: mulled wine and mince pies

At Newtimber on 18th December: tea and cakes in church

At Poynings on 17th and Edburton on 18th December:

mulled wine and mince pies in church


Happy Christmas to you all

Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559