Church News

Church Opening post-Lockdown: a message from the Churchwardens

St. Peter’s Church Rodmell is now operating at regular service times of 11am each Sunday with services taken by The Rector Geoff Daw. The fourth Sunday would previously have been communion at Southease, but with their fungal problem in the vestry and parts of the main body of the church it has been closed to the public since the Spring awaiting funds to deal with it.

When there is a fifth Sunday the service rotates around the benefice and this month, October, will be at the earlier time of 9.45am in Kingston. This will be the only service in the benefice that day. All parishioners of the other three churches are invited to this. The next church for the fifth Sunday will be in the Parish magazine.

My fellow Churchwarden Anne Roberts and I would like to thank everyone who supported us when we kept the church open with a few services happening during lockdown. It is so heartening to have Geoff back now and to see him so well.

We are also very pleased to announce that the heating system has now been repaired, so the church should be a great deal warmer than in previous years.


SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER – Trinity 18
8.00am Kingston – Holy Communion
9.45am Kingston – HARVEST FESTIVAL
9.45am Iford – Music and Meditation
11.00am Rodmell – Parish Communion

SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER -Trinity 19
9.45am Kingston – Parish Communion

11.00am Rodmell – HARVEST FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER -Trinity 20
9.45am Kingston – Parish Communion

11.00am Rodmell – Mattins (BCP)
4.00pm Iford – Compline

SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER – Last Sunday after Trinity
9.45am Kingston – Parish Communion

11.00am Rodmell – Parish Communion

SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER – Fourth Sunday before Advent
9.45am KINGSTON – United Service of Parish Communion

Preacher: The Revd James Hollingsworth – Rural Dean

The Parish Magazine

Publication of the magazine in its usual form has been made impossible by the COVID crisis. It is now available in an online format. We are working on plans for distributing this, but at the moment it can only go to those whose email addresses we have. If you would like to receive it, please email the editor, Jeanne Symonds, at

For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here



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