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Deanery Confirmation Service with Bishop Martin

Deanery Confirmation Service with +Martin

Deanery Confirmation Service with +Martin


The Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr. Martin Warner, led a joyful Deanery Confirmation Service at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint on Friday 31st January.

Among the candidates was Henry from Henfield, who was delighted with the experience. If you would like more information about Baptism and Confirmation, please contact St. Peter’s Church Office on 01273 495532.


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

Holy Week at Henfield

Come and join us for Holy Week at Henfield with Brother Angelo SSF.

Br Angelo SSF

Br Angelo SSF

Brother Angelo, who has been much in demand for leading Holy Week meditations in parishes over the years, is at a number of services over the week, under the theme Who Is This? :

  • Sunday 9am Parish Communion (BCP) – Who Is This?
  • Monday 7:30pm Compline & Meditation – Mary Magdalene
  • Tuesday 7:30pm Compline & Meditation – Judas
  • Wednesday 7:30pm Compline & Meditation – Peter
  • Thursday 7:30pm Holy Communion & Meditation – Eucharist (followed by stripping of the altars and vigil)
  • Good Friday 2pm Service Good Friday
  • Easter Day 9am Parish Communion – Easter Day

Please do come and join us!

Holy Week & Easter 2013

Services for the Henfield churches over Holy Week and Easter have been published. BN5 Magazine produced a double page spread with the services from all of the churches in Henfield, Shermanbury and Woodmancote which we have ‘borrowed’ here:


Henfield Easter Services

Henfield Holy Week & Easter Services

The text section reads:

Have you seen any spring lambs in the fields yet? Woolly bundles of joy!

They are a regular part of our spring and Easter imagery – but not all of the connotations are so pleasant. In the Exodus from Egypt, each escaping Hebrew family sacrificed a lamb to represent their own salvation. The “sacrificial lamb” became a phrase that passed into their language, and ours.

As John the Baptist saw Jesus coming towards him, he said “behold the Lamb of God”.

He recognised in Jesus a similar role being played out on the eternal stage of salvation. Jesus’s work is still remembered in our church services, where the ancient Latin liturgical phrase Agnus Dei, Lamb of God, is still used in translation: Jesus, Lamb of God, Have mercy on us.

So when you see any lambs in the fields this year, remember too the cross on the hill; and the risen Jesus who’s work of salvation is now completed.

And – Happy Easter from the Henfield churches!


Thanks to Helen Boosey for the design.

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