The Parish of St Peter, Rodmell, near Lewes
Rodmell is part of the Benefice of Kingston, which includes the parishes of Kingston, Iford, Rodmell and Southease, all neighbouring villages in the valley of the Lower Ouse. The Rector is
Churchwardens: Jenny Brown and Anne Roberts
Deanery Synod: Lorna Melia and Bob Parr
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC)
Rodmell’s Parochial Church Council meets four times a year.
The PCC members and their responsibilities
Geoff Daw (Rector)
Jenny Brown and Anne Roberts (Churchwardens)
Ian Bell (Treasurer)
Anne Roberts (Safeguarding)
The PCC is an excepted charity and has 20 people on its Electoral Roll. Legally the PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the parish church and the maintenance of its assets including the fabric of the building, and promoting the mission of the church.
Our Services each month in St Peter’s Church, Rodmell, are listed here:
The Church continues to be a quiet and safe haven for villagers and visitors seeking peace in the middle of a hectic life. 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. As a centre of village worship our numbers are fairly steady and over the Christmas period we were encouraged by the attendance at the Christmas Carol Service.
Our Rector Geoff, who has been undergoing treatment, is now back in action, and our thoughts and prayers are with him after a difficult time.
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. On the other hand the church heating has been repaired and upgraded, and we have been given substantial support in getting our bells back into full working order; it is a great joy to hear them finally pealing again.
On the whole we are blessed, and this blessing extends to our whole community, to those of all faiths and none.