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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

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm  Midnight 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

 

Former Curate installed as new Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral - A wonderful welcome to the new Dean

Back in May this year it was announced that a former curate in Henfield, Christine Wilson, had been appointed to be the new Dean of Lincoln Cathedral. Many people will remember Christine, her husband Alan, and their family during their years in Henfield. She trained on the Southern Diocese Ministerial Training Scheme while her daughters were studying for GCSEs and A-levels, and was ordained deacon in 1997, and priest in1998. In 2002, Christine was appointed Team Vicar of St John the Baptist, Hove where she went on to train our current vicar Rev’d Paul and in 2008, she was appointed Vicar of St Mary and St Lawrence, Goring-by-Sea, and it was during this period that tragically her middle daughter died from cancer. Within a year of being at Goring-by-Sea, she was recruited as Archdeacon of Chesterfield in 2010. Christine is a member of  the General Synod, (The Church of England’s governing body) and was one of the  eight female participant observers on the House of Bishops.

We all wish Christine the very best in her new role.

Christine’s installation took place on the 22nd October. For details please follow the following link. https://lincolncathedral.com/welcome-new-dean/

 

Choral Evensong at St. Peter’s Henfield, Sunday 30th October 2016

For those who enjoy the sung service of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer come to St.Peter’s, Henfield on Sunday 30th October. Tea and cake will be available from 4.30pm and the service starts at 5.30pm.

The Keys present Songs of Stage and Screen. Friday 4th November 2016

At 7.30pm on Friday 4th November 2016 at St. Peter’s Church, Henfield, the Keys present Sidonie Winter, mezzo-sporano, Mark Beesley, bass and Lesley Anne Sammons, piano entertaining us with songs from stage and screen.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Henfield furnishings/Cook shop on Henfield High Street, via the Church office  or on the door.

This will be a fabulous evening’s entertainment. Refreshments will be available during the interval and all profits will be given to the charities supported by St. Peter’s Church.

 

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