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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

All our welcome to celebrate Christmas with us, we look forward to meeting you.

St. Peter’s, Henfield

Christmas Eve: Thursday 24th December

4.00pm: Crib Service.  A service designed for the whole family with carols, the Christmas story and lots of fun. Children are  invited to come dressed as angels, kings, shepherds or even the little donkey or another farmyard animal. A great way to start the Christmas celebrations. We do understand that children can start to get very excited by this time on Christmas eve and so this service will last no more than 30-40 minutes. 

11.30pm: Midnight Mass  A modern service of Holy Communion with well known Carols, a short Christmas message, prayers and a celebration of communion.   A wonderful service in which to start your celebration of Christmas.

Christmas Day: Friday 25th December

10.00am:  Christmas Day Parish Communion  for all ages  A modern celebration of Holy Communion with well known carols and a short child friendly message.

St. Giles’, Shermanbury

Christmas Day: Friday 25th December at 10.00am  Christmas Holy Communion  A traditional service of Holy Communion from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. We will be enjoying some popular Christmas carols and a short sermon.

 St. Peter’s, Woodmancote

Christmas Eve: Thursday 24th December at 11.30pm: Midnight Communion  A service of Holy Communion with well known Carols, a short Christmas message, prayers and a celebration of communion. A beautiful way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Christmas Day: Friday 25th December at 9.45am Christmas Holy Communion  A traditional service of Holy Communion which will include some popular Christmas carols and a short sermon.

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.

New Service times at St. Peter’s Henfield

You may have already heard the news, but if you haven’t  from the 4th October, when we celebrate Harvest, the service times at Henfield will change. The new worship times should be easier to remember and there really is something for everyone, from traditional, to contemplative, quiet and said services, to those with organ and choir or piano. For those who wish to stay after a service refreshments are available each week after the 10am service. The pattern will be:-

Week1: 10.00: Celebrate! All Age Praise (A service designed for the whole family using songs, hymns, activities, prayers and a short talk and lasting about 45 mins)

6.30pm Quiet, said service of Holy Communion (A contemporary said service including readings, prayers a short sermon and the sharing of bread and wine)

Week2: 8.30am Holy Communion (a traditional said service of communion using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer)

10.00am Parish Communion with choir and junior church (Sunday School) (A service with hymns, prayers, readings, a sermon/talk with groups for children, this service includes sharing in communion)

Week3: 10.00am Parish Communion with choir and junior church

6.30pm Contemplative Prayer Service (These services use resources from many Christian traditions and include times of silence)

Week4: 8.30am Holy Communion (Said Book of Common Prayer)

10.00 Family Communion with choir and Junior Church (A slightly more informal service with hymns, prayers, readings, a sermon/talk and communion. There are also children’s groups during the service)

Week5: 10.00am Parish Communion

6.30pm Sung Evensong shared across the Benefice (A sung service of hymns, psalms, readings, prayers and a short sermon using the traditional 1662 Book of Common Prayer)

All enquires to the parish office on 01273 495532 or to the Revd Paul Doick on 01273 492017

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