Church News

For a message from our Church Wardens about the future of the church, please click here

Church Opening in Lockdown

Because of Lockdown restrictions, illness and shortage of clergy the provision of services has been very much restricted. However we are now permitted to have services when they can be arranged, and we are happy that they are currently continuing in Rodmell.

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 of late.

The Bells of St. Peter’s

Our most significant recent events have concerned the church bells. First, there was a service to “baptise” the church bells, newly returned from being re-tuned and generally refurbished, before being replaced in the church tower to recommence ringing after many years of silence. To conduct this sevice we were honoured to have the Bishop of Lewes, Rt. Rev William Hazlewood, and the Archdeacon of Lewes, the Ven. Martin Lloyd-Williams, together with the Rev Mary Sitwell.  

Then, on Wednesday 24th March at 9.45 am the newly hung bells were pealed for the first time. The most recent previous peal is thought to have been in 1958, which again was the first for 30 years. A small audience gathered in the churchyard to listen; we sincerely hope than what was on that day a historic occasion will become a regular event in the life of our church.

To learn more about the church and its bells, please click here

Summer Services at the churches of the Benefice will be:

WORSHIP IN JULY

Sunday 4th July Trinity 5
9.45am Family Service – Kingston

9.45am Music and Meditation – Iford
11.00am Parish Communion – Rodmell

Sunday 11th July – Trinity 6
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

9.45am Themed Service – Iford “St Barnabas”
11.00am Celtic Worship – Rodmell

Sunday 18th July Trinity 7
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

11.00am Mattins (BCP) – Rodmell
6.00pm Evensong (BCP) – Iford

Sunday 25th July Trinity 8
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

11.00am Parish Worship – Rodmell

WORSHIP IN AUGUST

Sunday 1st August
9.45am Family Service – Kingston

9.45am Music and Meditation – Iford
*3.00pm Evensong and Dedication of the Bells – Rodmell*
(Attended by the Bishop and Archdeacon of Lewes and
the Rev. Geoff Daw, with choir and bells)

Sunday 8th August
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

9.45am Themed Service – Iford
11.00am Celtic Prayer – Rodmell

Sunday 15th August
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

11.00am Mattins (BCP) – Rodmell
6.00pm Evensong (BCP) – Iford

Sunday 22nd August
9.45am Parish Communion – Kingston

11.00 Parish Communion – Rodmell

Sunday 29th August
9.45am United Service of Parish Communion – Iford

Please note that due to a wood problem in Southease church it is temporarily closed. The churchwarden is working hard to resolve the situation.

…..this is the current situation: it may of course change with further advice from church and government.

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 i.k.r.maged@hotmail.co.uk

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