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Christmas Services 2017

There is a Christmas Service for everyone at one of the parish churches of Henfield, Shermanbury or Woodmancote. Join your local church for the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. See the times of all the services below. For further details please see the Christmas services page.

St. Peter’s, Henfield

Sunday 17th December at 5.30pm: Festival of 9 lessons and carols by candlelight .

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December

4.00pm: Crib Service.

11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December

8.30am: Traditional Christmas Day Communion.

10.00am: Christmas Day Parish Communion for all ages

St. Giles’, Shermanbury

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December at 9.45am Christmas Holy Communion

St. Peter’s, Woodmancote

Sunday 17th December at 11.00am Service of Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion

Woodmancote Church re-opens

The work on St Peter’s Woodmancote Church, which has been closed since 18th September, has been completed.


   On Sunday 19th November worshippers returned to their newly redecorated and refurbished church.  It was a very joyous celebration of choral Mattins with an excellent uplifting sermon by Revd Harriet and many people stayed behind afterwards to chat over coffee.

The Wednesday morning before the re-opening parishioners turned out in force driving to and fro from Angela Underwood’s garage, where everything had been stored, and then ferrying all the kneelers, carpeting, banners and other  important items from the car park, back into the church. Revd Harriet helped and found time to take a few pictures of the ‘workforce’.

On 3rd November there was a Coffee Morning aimed at reuniting members of Woodmancote’s congregation whilst the church was shut.  This also included a Bring and Buy Stall that raised £200 for the Fabric Fund.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

The services for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sun 26 Nov                 Communion (CW) taken by Revd Paul

Sun 3 Dec                   Thanksgiving Service taken by Revd Paul

Sun 10 Dec                 Mattins

Sun 17 Dec                 Carol Service (at 11am)

Sun 24 Dec                 Midnight Service (at 11.30pm)

Sun 31 Dec                 Mattins to be taken by Roger

Photos © Barry Chaston & Revd Harriet Neale-Stevens

The Friends of St. Peter’s Church, Henfield Coffee Morning. Saturday 18th November at 10.00am. All welcome

The Friends of St. Peter’s Henfield have arranged a  coffee morning  that will feature a hand bell ringing demonstration and a talk on Henfield and the Church during WW1 presented by local historian Alan Barwick.

There is FREE entry to this event with all donations gratefully received. Tea, Coffee and cake will be available and again donations gratefully received.


FOSP Coffee Morning Poster A4

Choral Evensong at St. Peter’s, Henfield, 29th October at 5.30pm

For those who enjoy the sung service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer come to St.Peter’s, Henfield on Sunday 29th October. Tea and cake will be available from 4.30pm and the service starts at 5.30pm.

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