Category: Seasons

Christmas Services 2017

There is a Christmas Service for everyone at one of the parish churches of Henfield, Shermanbury or Woodmancote.  Join your local church for the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.  See the times of all the services below. For further details please see the Christmas services page.

St. Peter’s, Henfield

Sunday 17th December at 5.30pm: Festival of 9 lessons and carols by candlelight . 

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December

4.00pm: Crib Service.  

11.30pm: Midnight Mass 

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December

8.30am: Traditional Christmas Day Communion. 

10.00am:  Christmas Day Parish Communion  for all ages

St. Giles’, Shermanbury

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December at 9.45am Christmas Holy Communion

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm  Midnight Holy Communion

 St. Peter’s, Woodmancote

Sunday 17th December at 11.00am Service of Lessons and Carols  

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm  Midnight Holy Communion



On Advent Sunday we had lots of fun making our Christingles.  Then Mary and Joseph set out on their Posada journey round the Parishes; they will return to the Crib service on Christmas Eve.


There was one very large Christingle!
Mary and Joseph start their journey


As we get to Shrove Tuesday (DO come and join us for pancakes at Henfield’s Corpus Christi hall on Tuesday at 5pm with Ecumenical style!), and Ash Wednesday, we enter Lent for this year.

If you are looking for some good resources for Lent, here are some (we have ‘borrowed’ some from David Keen – Lenternet and others):

Christian Aid has quite a slew of resources and ideas including Count your Blessings & their twitter stream, and TEAR Fund are supporting a Carbon Fast.

There’s also the Church of England’s most digital Lent course, Exploring God’s Mercy, with the Bishop of Sheffield and others.

The Nail - Stephen Cotterell

The Nail - Stephen Cotterell

Here at Henfield we are doing Frugal Lunches on Wednesdays. Soup & bread & a ‘thought’. We will be using Bishop Stephen Cotterell’s The Nail as our basis. Come and drop in any Wednesday lunchtime at St Peter’s Henfield.

Adrian Chatfield of the Simeon Centre has some useful ideas for individuals to try – especially if you use the internet a lot.

Have a blessed Lent!