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Fund-raising: a message from the Churchwardens

People who attended the service of dedication of the bells will remember the fantastic ensemble of singers who provided the music: indeed many of you expressed a wish to hear them again. Who better then to provide a seasonal musical entertainment to raise some much-needed funds for our church?

Jenny Brown, our Churchwarden, says: “We haven’t been able to fundraise for nearly two years now, and our contribution to the Diocese is going up next year. We have to face the fact that churches who can’t meet the new required total are going to be closed or lose their paid clergy”.

With this in mind the church is putting on a fund-raising concert on Thursday December 16th . It will be at 6.30 pm in the church and will last about an hour. Tickets will be £20.00, with a glass of wine afterwards. (Bring your own glass!)

To book a ticket, ring 01273 473939.

 

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.

WORSHIP IN DECEMBER

Sunday 5th December –  Advent 2
8am                 Kingston – Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am            Kingston – Family Service with Baptism
9.45am            Iford – Music and Meditation
11.00am          Rodmell – Parish Communion

Sunday 12th December – Advent 3
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

9.45am            Iford – Themed Service “Who was St. Nicholas?”
11.00am          Rodmell – Celtic Prayer

Thursday 16th December
6.30pm            Rodmell Christmas Concert (see elsewhere for details)

Sunday 19th December – Advent 4
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

Monday 20th December
7.00pm            Iford – Carol Service

Fri 24th CHRISTMAS EVE
4.00pm            Kingston – Blessing of the Crib

5.15pm            Southease – Carol Service outside church
11.15pm          Iford – Midnight Communion

Saturday 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

11.00am          Rodmell – Parish Communion

Sunday 26th December BOXING DAY
11.00am          Rodmell – Parish Communion

WORSHIP IN JANUARY 2022

Sunday 2nd January – The Epiphany
8am                 Kingston – Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am            Kingston – Family Service
9.45am            Iford – Music and Meditation
11.00am          Rodmell – Parish Communion

Sunday 9th January – The Baptism of Christ
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

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

Sunday 16th January – Epiphany 2
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

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

Sunday 23rd January – Epiphany 3
9.45am            Kingston – Parish Communion

11.00am          Rodmell – Parish Communion

Sunday 30th January – Presentation of Christ in the Temple
4.00pm            Rodmell – United Benefice Communion

with Bishop Will of Lewes

Daily
12.00 noon     Iford Silent Individual Meditation
at the foot of the Bell Tower

Due to a wood problem Southease church is temporarily closed.
The churchwardens are working hard to resolve the situation.

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

For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here


 

 

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