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Riding Lights Theatre Company present: “A Christmas Cracker.”

The Key’s have arranged for Riding Light’s Theatre company to perform what will be a fantastic show for the whole family at St. Peter’s Church, Henfield  on Saturday 12th December at 2pm . Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children and are on sale at Henfield Furnishings, High Street, Henfield or please contact the Church office on 01273 495532.




Bursting with seasonal stories for all the family
by Paul Birch

Things are not going well for world famous storyteller Ebeneezer Sneezer. She’s lost. There is snow in her wellies and her wise and faithful dog, Cracker, has some strange ideas about Christmas. Caught taking shelter in Mrs McGinty’s barn, she allows them to stay on condition that Ebeneezer warm-up her Christmas with some of her seasonal stories. If they bring her enough glad tidings there’s a hot supper on the cards. If not they will be thrown back out into the storm. With Mrs McGinty’s frozen heart in need of a magnificent miracle and Deadly the dastardly donkey ready to kick comfort and joy out of his stable, will Ebeneezer triumph? Despite turbulent turkeys and hysterical hay fights, she has a plan and some tremendous tales to turn things around. So pull open this delightful cracker packed with comedy, puppetry, and seasonal storytelling, as Riding Lights offers the whole family a magical glimpse into the heart of Christmas.

Why is Church Lane so steep? A “Friends of St. Peter’s” Event

Have you ever wondered why the gradient of church lane is so steep? To find out come to Church House on Church Lane on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm and hear Bill Avenell, a specialist in Geography, give an informative, illustrated presentation.  Bill’s talk will cover an appreciation of West Sussex and will cover farms, modern settlement, communication, housing and architectural styles, as well as other issues concerning the environment. Tickets for this event promoted by the Friends of St Peter’s  cost £8 each (£7 for members) and are available from Jasmines florists on the High Street, or call 01273 492294

Harvest at Henfield and Shermanbury

All are welcome to join Henfield or Shermanbury churches this Sunday to celebrate harvest. At Henfield our service will start at 10am and will be a service of praise for all the family. Lasting around 45 minutes there will be some well know songs and hymns, a talk and and some prayers.

At St Giles’ church Shermanbury our worship begins at 11.15am and we will use the poetic words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer Matins service. This service will have some well known traditional Harvest hymns.

If you would like to bring an offering of food please bring non-perishable items with a long use by date. These will be donated to the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work who will pass them on to needy families across Sussex.

Harvest at St Peter’s Woodmancote

We will be having our first celebration of Harvest this Sunday 27th September at 11am in Woodmancote Parish church. Our service will be a mixture of well known hymns, solo pieces, prayers, readings and a short sermon. Gifts of non-perishable food is very welcome and will be donated to the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work. All are welcome.

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