Church Services this month

Information about services in our four local churches – all are welcome

Further information about all these services and much more can be found in our monthly Parish Magazine – copies are available in all four churches in our Benefice.

For details of the Parochial Church Council, click here

Our Associate Vicar, the Rev. Marcus Brown, writes:

The Church continues to be a quiet and safe haven for villagers and visitors seeking peace in the middle of a hectic life and while this hot weather continues, a cool sanctuary in which to think and pray It would not be such an attraction without the myriad of faithful supporters who clean the building and fill it with the most stunning flower arrangements.  
Together with the rewards there are always problems with looking after an old building. We have had an oil spill, and the lintel to our side door is not as sound as it should be, so we will be looking at fund-raising opportunities in the village to help with the remedial work in putting these issues to rights. We are grateful to Maureen Ford and Jenny Brown for raising over £2,700 for the church through ‘Open Gardens’. We now have to plan for St Peter’s entire heating system to be replaced.
The support we have been offered in getting our bells back to a position where all six of them can be pealed, whereas at the moment only three can be chimed, continues apace. Conservation and structural engineers have surveyed the church tower and one bell hanger has looked at our bells with a view to repairing and rehanging them.
Worship continues in St Peter’s for the first thee Sunday’s of the month and our congregation remains steady but all are welcome whatever their previous experience of worshipping together has been – good, bad, or indifferent!

Worship in December and January

Sunday 8 December                       Advent 2

9.45am                        Kingston       Parish Communion

9.45am                        Iford             Themed Morning Service

11.00am                      Rodmell        Celtic Service

11.00am                      Southease    Mattins (BCP)

Sunday 15th December                 Advent 3

9.45am                        Kingston       Parish Communion

9.45am                        Iford              Holy Communion

11.00am                      Rodmell        Mattins (BCP)

Friday 20th December  

7.00pm                        Iford              Carol Service

Sunday 22nd December                 Advent 4

9.45am                        Kingston        Parish Communion

4.00pm                        Rodmell         Carol Service

6.00pm                        Kingston        Carol Service

Wednesday 24 December               Christmas Eve

4.30pm                        Kingston         Blessing of the Crib

6.00pm                        Southease      Carol Service

11.15pm                       Iford               Midnight Communion

Thursday 25th December                Christmas Day

9.45am                         Kingston         Parish Communion

11.00am                       Rodmell          Parish Communion

Sunday 29th December                    Christmas 1

11.00am                       Rodmell          United Parish Communion

Sunday 5th January                          Epiphany

8.00am                         Kingston         Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am                         Kingston         Family Service

9.45                              Iford                Music and Meditation (Zipoli & Albinoni)

11.00am                       Rodmell          Parish Communion

Sunday 12th January                        Epiphany 1

9.45am                         Kingston         Parish Communion

9.45am                         Iford               Themed Morning Service

11.00am                       Rodmell          Celtic Service

11.00am                       Southease      Mattins (BCP)

Sunday 19th January                        Epiphany 2

9.45am                         Kingston         Parish Communion

9.45am                         Iford                Holy Communion (BCP)

11.00am                       Rodmell          Mattins (BCP)

Sunday 25th January                        Epiphany 3

9.45am                         Kingston         Parish Communion

11.00am                       Southease      Parish Communion

Sunday 2nd February                       Presentation of Christ

8.00am                        Kingston         Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am                        Kingston         Family Service

9.45                             Iford                Music and Meditation

11.00am                      Rodmell          Parish Communion





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