Oct 15

Events at Edburton, Newtimber, Pyecombe, Fulking

Dear all Friends of St Andrew’s Edburton

  •  Please come and join us at our Annual Harvest Festival Service next Sunday, October 18th at 11.00am. As in previous years there will be a picnic following the service giving us all a chance to socialise in our beautiful church. This costs £6.50 and must be ordered in advance – all further details are in the attachment, and we hope you will be able to come. Click on this link for details.  Edburton Harvest Festival
  • Traditional Songs of the Sussex Downs and Coast is the title of a concert at Newtimber Church next Saturday – further details of this are on the benefice website www.downlandchurches.co.uk
  •  On OCTOBER 29th,  at 2.30pm in the Village Hall, there is a talk by Leonard Holder on Selina of Sussex who lived at Perching Manor Farm at the turn of the last century. Please read the attachment for more details of what promises to be a fascinating talk. Admission is free and donations are invited towards the Village Hall Fund.  Click on this link for details.  Selina of Sussex 1818-1886
  •  There is another Downland Celebration on November 14th in Pyecombe Church when therre will be talks, music and refreshments. Click on this link for details.Pyecombe Downland Celebration
  • Our Annual Quiz will be held on November 27th at Preston Nomads’ Pavilion Fulking. There will be more details about this later – but tables of four, at £7.50 per person, are already being booked, so if you would like to join us email StAndrewsEdburton@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07812-465-559


  • Our ‘Thought for the Month’ Calendar for 2016 – please see attachment for more details. This features some of Graham’s lovely drawings so if you haven’t yet bought a calendar for next year please consider buying ours. If you want more details, or would like to buy directly from us, email or phone as above. They are also for sale at church services throughout the benefice. Click on this link for details. calendar description

We hope to see you at some of our happenings and events – if you want to come for the Harvest Picnic please could you let us know by Thursday night – Friday is shopping day.

With all good wishes from the PCC at Edburton


Oct 03

Harvest Festival Sunday 4th October

Don’t forget it is the harvest Festival at Holy Trinity Church, Poynings tomorrow Sunday 4th October.

10 am, followed by Holy communion.

Bring produce, tins, gifts, money etc.

Refreshments afterwards.

Oct 03

Downland Churches News

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe


October 2015

Sunday 4th October      Harvest/Trinity 18

10 am     Harvest Family Service     Poynings
followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion
11am Family Communion               Edburton

Sunday 11th October     Harvest/ Trinity 19

10 am Harvest Festival                   Newtimber 

 6 pm Harvest Evening Service      Pyecombe

Sunday 18th October     Harvest/ St Luke

 10 am    Holy Communion             Poynings
am Family Communion            Edburton
followed by a Harvest Picnic

Sunday 25th October         Last after Trinity

10 am    Holy Communion             Pyecombe



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 5th October, 3.30 – 5pm
at Customary Cottage, Fulking (the home of Tim Stace)

Thanksgiving for Marriage

Sunday, 11th October     Lee and Katie Salvidge     Edburton

Special events and dates this month

  • Friday 2nd October, 7.30pm Old Time Music Hall singalong at Edburton Church, with bangers and mash.
  • Tuesday 6th October, 2- 4pm, please support the Afternoon Tea Dance at The Scouts HQ in Hurstpierpoint – tickets £5 in aid of Family Social Work. Tel Wendy on 01273 834464
  • Study Groups continue until 21st October on a Wednesday at The Rectory. NB evening group now starts at 7.30pm.
  • A further course will run on a Tuesday evening from 20th October for the Deanery led by Caroline. This will cover different types of Christian Spirituality, and has been written by The University of Chichester with the Diocese. Please see flier for further details and how to book.
  • October is the month for Harvest services – see overleaf. For Edburton’s Harvest picnic, please get your tickets from Jane Warne or via the website following St Andrews links.
  • October 11th is also Apple Day in Poynings – bring fruit to The Village Hall to be pressed – lots of apple activities to enjoy. See village website (www.poynings.net) for details.
  • Messy Church at Fulking meets 16th October 4.30 pm – 6pm. Then 20th November and 11th December.
  • On Saturday 17th October we will enjoy an evening of traditional songs of the Sussex Downs and Coast at Newtimber Church. Tel 01273 832009 or 835013.
  • 29th October, 2.30pm talk about the history of the village and church in Fulking Village Hall.
  • A Quiet Day will be held at St Peter’s Woodmancote on 31st October – all welcome – contact Henfield clergy.
  • All Souls service 6pm on Sunday 1st November at Poynings

Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456 c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559

Oct 03



Sunday 11th October Village Hall


Apple Pressing


Pressing starts at 11.30am.

Have your apples pressed at 50p per litre.

Bring containers or buy 1 litre bottles – 25p


Best Apple Cake Competition


Entries 11.00am -1.00pm Village Hall (£1.00 per entry) Judging 1.00pm – 2.00 pm (followed by trophy presentation) Open to Poynings, Fulking and Newtimber residents.


Music from ‘Sold As Seen’


Refreshments, Stalls, Apple Bobbing,

Toffee Apples in aid of various charities and events.


Enquiries Sheila 01273 857482

Oct 01

Poynings Church Open meeting

There is to be an open meeting in the church on Saturday, 17th October, at 10.30 am.

Changes are proposed for our lovely church, mainly to make the south transept (St Mary’s chapel off to the right as you go down the church aisle) a better space for community as well as church purposes. The plan is to make it warmer, to display our heritage better and to have a ‘tea-point’. Do come and hear all about what is proposed and to give your views.

If you cannot come to the meeting and are keen to know more and have your say, please contact Alan or Caroline Currer at The Rectory (857456).

Sep 25

Causeway Update

Don’t forget we need volunteers to clear the edges of the path from the Oak to Pond Bay on Sunday 27th September 3pm-5pm. (THIS SUNDAY)

Meet outside the Royal Oak 3pm. We will start at the bottom and work our way to the pub.

Bring a spade, or borrow mine J

Shouldn’t take long if there are enough people (fit ones J)

email me, or Debs. (deborah@ecochiccollection.co.uk), or Caius.

Sep 25

Removals and Garden Maintenance

Britshift Removals and Clearances. Friendly reliable service. Call Steven on 07711430585 or email britshift999@gmail.com

Greenheart garden maintenance, clearance and household DIY .  07711430585.

Sep 14

Causeway Path Clearance

Anyone fancy volunteering to clear the edges of the path from the Oak to Pond Bay on Sunday 27th September 3pm-5pm.

Meet outside the Royal Oak 3pm. We will start at the bottom and work our way to the pub.

Bring a spade, or borrow mine J

Shouldn’t take long if enough people (fit ones J)

Ring or email me, or Debs on 07718 206682. (deborah@ecochiccollection.co.uk), or Caius.

Sep 11

Too many apples?

Breaking news

Get your apples pressed in Poynings – Sunday afternoon October 11th.

Enquiries – sheila@oakpoynings.freeserve.co.uk



Sep 09

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The South Downs National Park Authority published their South Downs Local Plan: Preferred Options for consultation on 2nd September for public consultation. As part of the consultation we are holding a series of public drop in sessions. These sessions will allow members of the public to drop in, see what is in the plan and ask questions of planning officers. The first public drop in session was held last night in Lewes for the East Sussex part of the National Park. Whilst the turnout at the event was good, we did receive a lot of feedback from the public, and some parish councillors that they were not aware of the public roadshows.

To ensure that the public roadshows are publicised can I ask that forward details of these roadshows to your Councillors and ask that they promote the events to neighbours and others in your parish wherever possible. The SDNPA have sent out packs of posters and leaflets to all parish councils, but some of these packages do not appear to have arrived with the Parish Councils, and therefore the publicity material has not gone out in the parish. I have had some parish councils confirm receipt of this material (Posters and Postcards) but not all, so im sending this email to make sure the parish councils are aware of the public roadshows.

More information on the roadshows and the public consultation can be found on our website by following this link


    • Park wide –      10:00-15:00 Sat 12 Sept South Downs Centre, Midhurst GU29 9DH
    • Hampshire –    15:00-20:00 Mon 14 Sept Greatham Village Hall GU33 6EY
    • 15:00-20:00 Mon 21 Sept Meonstoke Village Hall SO32 3NP
    • West Sussex    15:00-20:00 Wed 16 Sept Arundel Town Hall BN18 9AP

Thank you for your help with this


Kind regards

South Downs Centre

Chris Paterson

Communities Lead

South Downs National Park Authority


Tel: 01730 819286 | Mobile: 07889 280029

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

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