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Holy Week and Easter Services.

All are welcome to join us as we remember and reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life, from Palm Sunday until Good Friday. Our week culminates with the joy and celebration of Easter Day.  Many of our services at Henfield will be live streamed at .  

Palm Sunday 24th March

8.30am | Holy Communion (BCP) and 

9.45am | The Eucharist for Palm Sunday (includes the reading of the Passion) at St. Peter’s, Henfield. We begin in the Churchyard at 9.40am where we meet the donkey!

11.15am | Choral Morning Prayer (BCP) at St.Peters Woodmancote

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March

7.30pm | Compline (night prayer) and reflection on  the final stages of Jesus’ journey to the cross, at St. Peter’s, Henfield. 

Wednesday 27th March 

7.30pm | Tenebrae (a service of readings, psalms and hymns for Holy Week) at St. Peter’s Woodmancote. 

Maundy Thursday 28th March 

  7.30pm | Holy Communion of the Last Supper followed by the watch vigil in the Parham Chapel and 

       11pm | Compline at St. Peter’s Henfield. 

Good Friday 29th March

9.45am | Good Friday Morning Service for everyone and 

11.00am | Walk of witness – meet at Corpus Christi,  and 

2pm | The Liturgy of Good Friday at St.Peter’s Henfield

Easter Day 31st March 

8.30am |  Holy Communion (BCP) and 
9.45am | The Eucharist for Easter Day at St.Peter’s Henfield


Announcement that Canon Paul Doick will leave on Easter Day.

It was announced on the 7th January that the Bishop of Chichester has appointed Canon Paul Doick the new Rector of St Paul’s Chichester and St. Peter’s, Westhammpnett. Paul’s last Sunday will be Easter Day 31st March. Paul and Jan moved to Henfield in June 2014 and he was licensed as the Vicar of Henfield and Rector of Shermanbury and Woodmancote in July that year. Paul said, ‘It’s so hard to announce to your congregations that you are going to be moving on. There has been so much we have loved about being in Henfield and we will miss living here hugely, but it feels that the time is right to move on to pastures new.’ During the vacancy the Churchwardens and the Rural Dean will ensure that the day to day running of the church continues. People will still be able to come to church for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals and Sunday services will continue as usual. The process of appointing a new Rector will be described in the Parish Magazine over the next few months.

Advent and Christmas Services 2023

Advent and Christmas Services 

All are welcome to join us for our Advent and Christmas Services, details of which are below.

Sun 3rd Decemember – Advent Sunday

5.30pm Advent Service  ‘Darkness to Light’

Sun 10th December – 2nd Sunday of Advent 

4pm Carol Service at St. Giles’,Shermanbury

Sun 17th December – 3rd Sunday of Advent 

11am Carol Service at St. Peter’s, Woodmancote

5.30pm Carol Service at St Peter’s, Henfield

Sun 24th December – Christmas Eve

4pm  Children’s Crib Service at St.Peter’s Henfield (children are invited to dress as Shepherds, Kings, Angels  or farmyard animals)

6pm Carols and Readings for Christmas Eve at St.Peter’s,Woodmancote

11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Peter’s, Henfield

Mon 25th December – Christmas Day

8.30am Holy Communion (said service) from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and

9.45am Family Communion at St. Peter’s, Henfield

9.45am Traditional Holy Communion at St. Giles’, Shermanbury

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