- East Sussex
Welcome to the Ecclesiastical Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down
The Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down in East Sussex is a single parish with three parish churches: St Margaret the Queen in Buxted Park, St Mary the Virgin in Buxted, and St Mark the Evangelist in Hadlow Down. We glory in what unites us and in what makes us special.
The Parish has a Church Hall near St Mary's Church. Please click to see St Mary's Church Hall page.
AS FROM MAY 1 2017 THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO THE PATTERN OF SERVICES AT ST MARGARET’S - click here to see the changes
FREE? If you are gluten intolerant and wish to receive a gluten free wafer at communion, cards, which you can take to the altar rail to indicate your preference, are available in all three churches. Please ask a sidesman for a card.
If you wish to see the contents of the latest pew sheet then please select the four-fold booklet: Pew Sheet
EASTER SERVICES 2017
EASTER VIGIL 2017 BEFORE EASTER DAY
The Parish Easter vigil at St Mary's on Saturday evening
GOOD FRIDAY WORKSHOP - 2017
St. Mary's Church Hall was one of the best places to be this Good Friday morning. 26 children, aged from five to 11, enjoyed a range of Easter activities. Bread (I think it was soda bread) was made, hard-boiled eggs were decorated, cards were designed, paper puppets were created ready to be used later in the church, flower arrangements were created, stained glass pictures were created, paper bags were assembled, either yellow chicks or white bunnies, ready to receive the chocolate eggs collected with great enthusiasm in the Easter egg hunt.
Bread was made
Eggs were decorated
Flower arrangements were created
And lovely stained glass pictures
The paper bags which had been
made were filled
with the Easter eggs which had been found
in the egg hunt
Look at this beautiful basket
filled with glistening eggs
Everyone then walked across to St Mary's church to take part in a service during which our Rector told the Easter story, demonstrated so ably by the puppeteers, adult and children, using the puppets created in the craft session. Hot cross buns were also handed out.
Father John told us the story of Easter
with the help of the puppeteers and the
puppets they had created
And the children were able to answer his (quite difficult) questions. How many of us know the name of the hill where Christ was crucified, and the name of the garden where his body was placed? The children did.
And finally a table with more craft items created on the day.
Sincere thanks to the organisers and the helpers, and also to Ella and Diana for letting me use their photographs..
DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE - EAST AFRICA CRISIS
Thanks to your generosity, including donations at the Lent suppers, donations from the Buxted Primary School Easter services, Gift Aid and our agreed addition of £500 from parish funds, our final cheque to the DEC was a magnificent £1,865
Thank you. Fr John
WELL DONE, PAT! A special page on the Diocesan website recently relates to the awards ceremony on March 4 for the Sussex Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride event last September. Last, but by no means least, on the list states “The special award trophy goes to Pat Weeks from St Margaret the Queen, Buxted who raised a record £1,235 which is absolutely amazing.”
2017 LENT GIVING CAMPAIGN.
DEMELZA HOSPICE CARE FOR CHILDREN. Thanks to further jam jars returned last week, the total Lent offerings for Demelza now exceeds £500. This is the final appeal for any remaining jam jars to be returned to Homer Cox this week, so that we can finalise our cheque for the representative from Demelza, who will be visiting us shortly to collect in person.
Please see the message received from Demelza Hospice Care - East Sussex: "Demelza provides a ‘hospice at home’ service to families throughout East Sussex. Our specialist nursing team looks after children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses and supports their family. They provide nursing care, practical and emotional support and respite care – all of which takes place in the family home. This flexible care provision enables families to live their lives in their own environment and takes away some of the strain of caring for a life-limited child. We will shortly be extending our services so that we can offer more opportunities to our families. Only a small percentage of our costs are covered by government funding, so the money raised will enable us to provide vital support to local children and their families."
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Please click on Parish Policies to view a page dealing with the safeguarding of adults and children in our parish
Please continue to make a special point of supporting families in need through our food collections, to be handed on through Michelle, our local diocesan Family Support Worker. Please look for the box in each church, where food items can be left. These should be non-perishable items of general use to an ordinary family.
Where are we?
This map shows the location of our three churches and the nearby towns of Uckfield, Heathfield and Crowborough. More detailed maps and directions
Parish News and Events
ST MARK'S NEEDS VOLUNTEER BLACKSMITHS Click on link to read details
GIVING - please visit our Giving pages to find out about the current and recent ways in which the parish is giving and see also how you can give, either financially or through your talents.(Time, Talents, and Money)
HEATING AT ST. MARGARET'S. Latest news: the old boiler has been resurrected and will be back in service until the new boiler arrives.
VACANCY FOR ORGANIST/CHOIRLEADER AT ST MARGARET'S Please visit the St Margaret's page for further details.
About the Parish
The parish is in the Uckfield Deanery, the Hastings Archdeaconry and the Chichester Diocese.
The Parish was created by a pastoral scheme and came into operation on 1 January 2008.
It is administered by a single PCC.
The villages of Buxted and Hadlow Down make up the ecclesiastical parish,
There are two Church of England Primary schools in the parish:
The parish maintains close links with both schools, details of which can be
The parish is a registered charity (Charity Reg. No. 1130925).
Parish Mission Statement
We are committed to playing our part in God's mission to the world by being:
To become the people of Christ.
NB: It is possible either to subscribe to receive the Chichester Diocese E-bulletin via email, or to read past editions via an archive. Please click on e-bulletin to see this page.