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
We have recetly suffered the sad and untimely loss of our Associate Vicar, the Rev. Marcus Brown, which has left the Parish in a difficult position. For a message from the Church Wardens, please click here.
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 meets four times a year. It 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 as follows:
1st Sunday: 11.00 am Parish Communion (CW)
2nd Sunday: 11.00 am Celtic Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday: 11.00 am Morning Prayer (BCP)
4th Sunday: 11.00 am Joint Parish Communion (CW) – at Southease church
5th Sunday: United Service of Parish Communion – rotating venue and time (see parish magazine for details)
Weekday Service: Wednesday 9.30am Morning Prayer – every week
For services in the current month, please click 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, which was nearly double that of last year.
Our Rector Geoff is continuing to undergo treatment; our thoughts and prayers are with him while he is forced to keep a caring eye on all his parishes from a distance.
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 we have been offered substantial support in getting our bells back to a position where all six of them can be pealed, since for some time only three could be chimed. At the moment all six bells have been sent to a bell foundry to be retuned, and work has begun on the tower so that they can be rehung and safely pealed.
On the whole we are blessed, and this blessing extends to our whole community, to those of all faiths and none.