Category: History

BCP Anniversary Service

350th Anniversary of the BCP

350th Anniversary of the BCP

In this 350th anniversary year of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, the Henfield Benefice are holding a celebratory service – all three of our parishes regularly use the BCP.

We are celebrating with a Service of Mattins, starting at 11:30am on Sunday 14 October 2012, held at St Peter’s church, Woodmancote; followed by a hot & cold buffet lunch across the road at Terry’s Cross House 12:45 for 1pm. The cost of the ticket covers the buffet lunch, you do not need a ticket to attend the service.

There will also be an exhibition on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, including some materials from the Prayer Book Society.

A 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the Prayer Book Society logo

A 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the Prayer Book Society logo

You can book tickets online using Eventbright, here: http://woodmancote.eventbrite.co.uk. Further details from the Benefice office, on 01273 495532, or email admin@henfield.org.

There is some parking at St Peter’s Church, and a little more at Terry’s Cross House.


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Farewell Bishop John

After 11 years as Bishop of Chichester, The Rt Rev’d John Hind has retired. We were privileged at Henfield to host one of Bishop John’s final services, when he spoke on the Prayer of St Richard of Chichester.

Before Bishop John's Farewell Service

Before Bishop John's Farewell Service

He had a formal leaving service at Uckfield on Sat 28 April, when a portrait of the retiring bishop was unveiled.

Bishop John & Alastair Cutting

Bishop John & Alastair Cutting

This photo of Bishop John with our vicar Alastair Cutting was taken at the reception afterwards.

Bishop John’s sermon and further photos are available on the diocesan website.