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You are all welcome…

…to join us as we celebrate the
Induction and Collation of our new Vicar and Rector
The Rev’d Paul Doick
On Thursday. 17th July at 7.30pm
At St Peter’s Church, Henfield

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.

ALL SOULS SERVICE at St. Peter’s, Henfield

AllSouls

All Souls Day and All Saints Day together provide the Church with an opportunity to remember the all faithful departed of the Christian family, and in particular our own loved ones whom we see no longer. The All Souls service at St. Peter’s was a peaceful and poignant time of remembrance, in which many of those present laid candles out on a wooden cross as a symbol of the enduring hope and comfort we share in Christ.

 

Henfield Church Fete – Saturday 29th June

The sun shone on the Vicarage Garden for St Peter’s Fete held on St Peter’s Day.

There were lots of stalls and competitions which were enjoyed by the many people who came along.

The bells in our Church Tower were recast and rehung 100 years ago.

To celebrate this centenary our theme for the Fete was “Bells”

learning to ring bells

learning to ring bells

At the Bell Meadow Belfry people could try their hand at bellringing.

And St Peter’s Handbell Ringers demonstrated a different kind of ringing.

Handbell Ringers

Handbell Ringers

 And a competition  – every answer includes ‘bel’, bell’ or ‘bells’.

How many do you know?

How many do you know?

Cream teas

Cream teas

listening to the band: Brass Fusion

listening to the band: Brass Fusion

 

 

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