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St. Peter's, HenfieldWhen parish churches are looking for a new “Incumbent” (i.e. Vicar or Rector), one of the first steps they undertake is to compose a carefully researched profile covering all aspects of their history, life and ministry.

This profile serves two purposes: it helps the churches themselves to reflect on their needs, and it provides invaluable information to prospective candidates as well as the Bishops and their advisers.

As we in Henfield, Shermanbury and Woodmancote continue our search for a successor to Revd. Alastair (now the Venerable Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich), we have pleasure in making our Benefice Profile freely available.

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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



The Reverend Peter O’Connell’s first Eucharist

This morning, Sunday 2nd June, Peter presided at the Eucharist for the first time.

The preacher was The Reverend Prior Andrew

from the Benedictine Community of Our Lady and St John, Alton Hants.

Peter O'Connell with his family, Prior Andrew, Alastair Cutting and Christina Bennett

Peter O’Connell with his family, Prior Andrew, Alastair Cutting and Christina Bennett

St Peter’s Henfield – Church Fete Saturday 29th June

Fete poster

On Saturday 29th June at St Peter’s Church, Henfield, we are hosting our annual Fete from 2pm until 4.30pm in the Vicarage Garden, Church Lane.

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the re-casting of the bells in St Peter’s Church tower.  There will be the opportunity to have a go at bell-ringing; and for the younger ones the chance to make and decorate their own bell and enter a competition.

Having fun at last year's Fete

Having fun at last year’s Fete

Entertainment will be provided by Brass Fusion.  There will also be bell ringing, a magician, face painting, games and a raffle; and the usual plant stall, bottle stall, cakes stall, jams and preserves; ice-creams, teas and refreshments. Entry £1 adults, children free.



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