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Henfield Nativity Festival

Our first village Nativity Festival at St. Peter’s Church has exceeded all expectations, with nearly 40 beautiful exhibits from the local school, churches, youth organisations and members of the community.

It is exciting to see the creative imagination that people have brought into play. Entrants have used an extraordinary range of conventional modelling materials and more unusual “objets trouvés” to give physical form to their vision; the results are without exception visually arresting, and in some cases they are deeply thought-provoking.

Who would have imagined Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus consigned to the lift cubicle in a modern hotel chain? Or Gabriel coming down in a flying saucer to announce the Good News? And we could not have anticipated the exquisite workmanship that some of the contributors would lavish on their tableaux. But the equally exuberant class projects from our village primary school sit comfortably alongside the work of these experienced craftspeople.

One or two of the most valuable items were only on show for the launch day, but there is still time to see the bulk of the exhibition. It is well worth a visit.


 The Keys present “Frankenstein”

at St. Peter’s Church, Henfield

Thursday, 19th September, 7 p.m.

Tickets on sale at Henfield Furnishings.


So… John Froud

The next event presented by The Keys is a concert with Yorkshire folk singer-songwriter John Froud. This concert is also advertised on John’s web site.

Poster of the John Froud Concert - click to download

Poster of the John Froud Concert

7:30 pm Friday 17 May 2013

John Froud

John Froud


Newton – A Story of Amazing Grace

Actor Robin Meredith has been portraying John Newton for many years. Recently, he was filmed for Julian Dinsell’s film Newton: A Story of Amazing Grace.

Robin Meredith - Amazing Grace

Robin Meredith – Amazing Grace

Robin will be at St. Peter’s, Henfield for the first film presentation by The Keys, the arts event group, at 7:30pm on Thursday 21 March. Tickets are £6 (£5 concessions), and available from church and from Henfield Furnishings;  further details on TheKeys@Henfield.Org or 01273 495532.

After the showing of the film, Robin will be in discussion with Alastair Cutting about researching John Newton’s story, the developing of Robin’s stage show Amazing Grace with his wife Christine, and the making of the films by Julian Dinsell, and Michael Apted.

Robin has performed his live stage show on John Newton for many years, perhaps never more poignantly than in the church Newton had been vicar of for 28 years, St. Mary, Woolnoth, London, on 21 December 2007, the 200th anniversary of Newton’s death. That performance was attended by Alastair Cutting, who wrote about his reflections recorded in an old post.

Don’t miss this unique event!

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