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Holy Week and Easter Services.

This time last year we put together some resources for Holy Week and Easter to allow people to join in our services as they were live streamed on Facebook. At the time most of us thought that the pandemic might be over sometime in the summer.  This year we hope to be able to gather in Church but that remains uncertain and we will update this site nearer the time. However resources will be provided to allow people to worship at home and all our services, whether we can gather together or not will be live streamed at as follows.  

Palm Sunday 28th March

8.30am | Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am | The Eucharist for Palm Sunday (includes the reading of the Passion)

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st March

5.30pm |The Way of the Cross (readings and reflections on the final stages of Jesus’ journey to the cross)

Maundy Thursday 1st April 

7.30pm | Holy Communion of the Last Supper.

Good Friday 2nd April

10am |  A Morning Service for everyone.
2pm |  The Liturgy of Good Friday

Easter Day 4th April:

6.00am |  Dawn Eucharist
8.30am |  Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am | The Eucharist for Easter Day

Ash Wednesday 17.02.21

The season of Lent starts this Wednesday. To mark this there will be two services Live- Streamed from St.Peter’s Henfield, the first at 10.30am, a said service of Holy Communion (BCP) followed by the commination service ( a Book of Common Prayer service for the first day of Lent) and at 7.30pm a service of Holy Communion with hymns. Our Live-Stream services can be found at

Public notice – St Giles’ Shermanbury

We propose to build a wheelchair accessible toilet in the Churchyard of St. Giles’ Shermanbury and are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to do so. Please see the public notice below.

Public notice - Shermanbury, St Giles

Services return to St Giles’ Shermanbury and St Peter’s Woodmancote.

We re-opened St.Peter’s Church Henfield for worship on Sunday 12th July and since then there have been two services of Holy Communion at 8.30am and 10am eachweek (the first Sunday has continued to be our service for All ages that doesnt have Holy Communion) . To comply with the latest guidelines on hygiene and social distancing its taken a bit longer to re-open St. Giles’ at Shermanbury and St. Peter’s at Woodmancote. Whilst we have had 3 services in August at Woodmancote it is felt that until the end of the year we can only have the 11.15am services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. That means that from September the 8.30am and 10.00am services will be at Henfield each week and the 11.15am services will alternate between Shermanbury and Woodmancote. As with all services so far, how we worship has needed to change . Each service will be said, there will be no congregational singing, although organ music will be played before and after each service, and sadly we cannot offer refreshments after the services either. There will also be changes to the way in which we take a collection too. Congregations will also need to be limited in size so please contact the church office on 01273 495532 or by email to, if you wish to come, so that we can manage numbers. We are also very aware that some people are still self-isolating or shielding, others remain nervous, and others still need to stay at home because of age or underlying health conditions. With that in mind we will continue to livestream our services on Facebook from St. Peter’s, Henfield each week.

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