Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex

Parish Events and Notices

Please visit the "Past Parish Events, News and Thanks" page if you wish to see details and photos of older events. 


CONCERT. 'The Spirit of Spain' - Mark Jennings (classical guitarist) live in concert at St. Mary's, Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7.00 p.m.  For those of us who braved the weather for this concert - it was most enjoyable.  And, for those of us who spoke to Mark in St Mary's Hall, it was most informative. Thanks to the guitarist, but also a most sincere thanks to the organisers, the food providers, and all who made this a successful evening.


On Friday, 11th November 2016, St. Mark’s Church was transformed into a Barn (well, a sort of a barn!), with the chairs moved, and branches of greenery decorating the screen, window sills and gallery.  Food was prepared and kept hot, the Ashdown Forest Band set up their instruments on the dais, and at 7pm, 100 people started to arrive.  It was a very good evening.  The band and the caller were excellent, the food and the company were thoroughly enjoyed.  

The Rector called the numbers of the Raffle tickets very efficiently, and everyone from children to the more mature in years participated in the dancing with great vigour and enthusiasm.  The event was a partnership between St Mark’s Church and the Friends of St Mark’s School, with shared proceeds.  Many requests were made for a repeat of the occasion, and everyone who enjoyed the dance so much will be pleased to know that we probably will!


Photographs, taken by Ella Barker, during the Induction Service

Please click here to see a document containing photos.


Despite the wet and windy weather on January 27th, more than 20 pre-school children, accompanied by parents, grandparents or carers, came to St. Margaret’s Church for our second ‘Art Afternoon’. Great fun was had by all, resulting in the creation of a frieze on the theme of ‘Spring’. Please see the photos below.  (NB - Permission has been sought by parents to show these photos.)

Some of the children at work on the frieze



Snapshot of a part of the frieze

blossom tree

Interesting detail

flowers and insects

 And finally, the frieze in position in one of our churches!

frieze in place

From the Parish Social Committee:

Many thanks to everyone for taking time to fill in the Social Committee audit forms a little while ago. We had over 60 replies from all the churches. Many people also made other suggestions for social events and we are looking at some of these for next year.

Emmaus Course Members of the Methodist Church have invited anyone who wishes to join with them in their Emmaus course, an exploration (or revision) of the central teachings of the Christian Church. The course takes place at 7.30 pm on the second Monday in each month, at the Methodist Church.