Dec 01

The Downlands Churches December 2015

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrews, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

December 2015

Sunday 6th December                        Advent 2

    10am    Family Service                    Poynings

followed at 11.15am by Holy Communion

    11am     Family Communion                Edburton


Sunday 13th December                        Advent 3

    10am     Holy Communion              Newtimber

     6pm     Carol Service                    Pyecombe

with the Mid Sussex Brass Band

Saturday 19th December                     

    6pm     Carol Service                      Poynings

Sunday 20th December                         Advent 4

    10am    Holy Communion               Poynings

    11am     Holy Communion             Edburton

    2.30pm      Carol Service               Newtimber

     6pm     Carol Service                    Edburton

Thursday 24th December                 Christmas Eve

    3.30pm Christingle Service             Poynings

    11.30pm First Communion of Christmas       Pyecombe


Friday 25th December                     Christmas Day

    8am     Holy Communion                Poynings

    10am Holy Communion                  Newtimber


Sunday 27th December              Christmas 1

    10am     Holy Communion              Pyecombe

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, 7th December, 3.30 – 5pm at The Cowshed, Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe (Ian Currie’s home)

Other events and dates this month

  • Pyecombe Church Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 5th December at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, from 1.45pm – 4pm. Free admission.
  • On Saturday 12th December at 2pm, Henfield Church are hosting a new play entitled ‘A Christmas Cracker’.

Box office 01273 495532: £6 for adults, £4 for children.

  • On 13th December 4pm to 5.30pm, there will be ‘Nativity around the Christmas tree’ at Pyecombe Church for families with young children. Do bring the family – free admission.
  • The South Downs Society Carol Service this year will be at Newtimber Church on Thursday 17th December at 3pm, followed by refreshments.
  • Christmas concerts by our own organists Nick and Jamie Andrews will be held at the Unitarian Church on 18th December at 12.30pm and 22nd December at 7.30pm.

Refreshments after all our Carol Services: do join us

At Pyecombe on 13th December: mulled wine and mince pies

At Newtimber on 20th December: tea and cakes in church

At Poynings on 19th and Edburton on 20th 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