Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex


Welcome to the Ecclesiastical Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

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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.

To see an accurate current timetable of the services in each church, please click on one of the links to consult the appropriate page: St Margaret's , St Mark's , St Mary's

AS FROM MAY 1  2017 THERE WERE 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 


SAINT MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL

United Parish Eucharist

Sunday 13th August

11.00 am

St Mary’s Church

Principal Celebrant and Preacher:

The Venerable Edward Dowler

Archdeacon of Hastings

 Refreshments in the church hall after Mass


 LEGACIES POLICY. Where there's a Will there's a way.......to help God! At the last PCC meeting our Rector presented a Legacies Policy that was discussed and then adopted for our parish. Legacies are a fundamental part of our Christian giving; leaving a gift in one’s Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways to give thanks to God for the gifts of life and indeed a lifetime. Once provision has been made for loved ones, there is an opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to support the Parish, to help to keep it alive and to continue its mission and ministry in the local community into the future. Anyone who is considering leaving a legacy is welcome to talk to the Rector in confidence about the sorts of purposes their gift might fund, and how/if they would like their gift to be acknowledged. There is also a very useful Church of England internet site: http://www.churchlegacy.org.uk/ . I will be opening a discussion on our giving (in every sense of the word) in the coming months, both in our worship services and through the weekly e-mail newsletter. If you would like to have your name added to the newsletter mailing list please an email to rector@bhdchurches.org.uk 


SIGNS RHYMES AND CHIMES

Don't forget that Signs Rhymes and Chimes is only a term time group.   Resumes in September.


PARISH EMAIL NEWSLETTER

The Rector now prepares and circulates a weekly email newsletter. This includes news from the parish, information about upcoming events, suggested prayers, and a thought for the day. If you would like to join the mailing list, please send an email to Fr John .

Please click on Parish Policies to view a page dealing with the safeguarding of adults and children in our parish

FOOD COLLECTIONS

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
can be found on the Visitors page for each church.

      

 


 

 

  

 

 

Parish News and Events 

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


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, 
which also includes part of Five Ash Down within its boundary. It is a rural community, but is growing as a result of planned housing development.

There are two Church of England Primary schools in the parish:

The parish maintains close links with both schools, details of which can be
found on the pages for St. Margaret's and St. Mark's.

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:

  • A worshipping community; 

  • A learning community; 

  • A serving community; 

  • A community of wholeness and reconciliation; 

  • A praying community; 

To become the people of Christ.

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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.

APRIL 2016 The 2015 (for 2016) Annual Report and Financial Statements can be viewed by clicking here 


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