Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex


St Margaret the Queen, Buxted

 

St. Margarets Church

EASTER HAPPENINGS IN ST MARGARET'S

St Margaret’s spring clean. If you are free to help with the spring clean of St Margaret’s next Saturday (12 April) you will be very welcome. Please turn up any time between 9.00 and 12.00, with dusters, cloths, brushes, dustpans, etc. Refreshments provided.

SUNDAY CLUB The St Margaret’s children’s Sunday Club takes place next Sunday at 10.00 am, during the Palm Sunday Eucharist. All children are very welcome to join in the activities, learn about God’s love, share their findings with the church, and receive a goody bag to take home.

FLOWERY CROSS. During Lent the Cross stands starkly in St Margaret’s, and moves to the focus of the church during Holy Week. On Easter Day we transform it into a symbol of life and hope by covering it with flowers. Please bring two bunches of flowers to the 10.00 service (one for you, one to give away).


A very warm welcome to the pages for our 13th century church of St Margaret the Queen, situated in the beautiful 312 acres of Buxted Park.

Our style of worship is best described as middle-of-the-road Anglican.  The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is used for 8:00 am and weekday communions, mattins and evensong.  Common Worship (CW) is used for Parish Eucharist.  St Margaret's also has informal All-age services.

For a baptism, marriage or funeral at St. Margaret's, please link to baptism  or to marriage or to funeral.

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO OUR SERVICES AT ST MARGARET'S 

St Margaret's Sunday Club:   

The Sunday Club at St. Margaret’s had its first meeting on January 13th 2013 and meets on the second Sunday of most months during the Parish Eucharist. Children will spend part of the service with their parent or carer in church and part of the service in the belfry taking part in a variety of activities, learning more about the teachings of Jesus. Children of all ages are welcome.

It is hoped to involve a team of people in running the new Club, not just volunteers to run activities on the Sundays, but also people who would like to help by preparing teaching resources. If you have time, for example, to cut out shapes from card, to type instructions or help in any other practical way, please contact Katharine Arratoon or Sue France.

Signs Rhymes and Chimes

This term-time only group is for babies and toddlers, and their parents or carers, and is held on Monday mornings from 10-11 am in St Margaret's church.  You can consult the Google calendar at the top of this page, or the Sunday Pew Sheet.  If you would like to come and bring your baby/toddler to join in an hour of singing, story-telling, and baby-signing, then contact Lindsay George for more details. Suggested voluntary contribution: £2 per session per family.

SUNDAYS NB The pattern of services at St Margaret's changed from Sunday 1st December 2013 - see below for the new pattern

 

8.00 am

  Sundays

Holy Communion  BCP

 

 A quiet, reflective service celebrating the Lord's Supper.
 There is no 8.00 am service on 4th Sunday

 If there is a United Parish Eucharist on the 5th Sunday, then the 8.00 am service may not take place (see the calendar)

10.00 am

 1st

 Mattins  BCP

 Sung Morning Prayer with sermon

 

 2nd

 Parish Eucharist  CW

 Celebration of the Lord's Supper with sermon and hymns. The children's Sunday Club will usually happen during this service.

 

 3rd

 All-age Service

 An informal service with participation of our younger members and the Music group.  Sometimes includes Holy Communion.

 

 4th

 Parish Eucharist CW

 Celebration of the Lord's Supper with sermon and hymns. No children's Sunday Club at this service.

 

 5th

 United Parish Eucharist

 Please consult the calendar for each church, or the Buxted Messenger.

6.00 pm

 3rd

 Evensong  BCP

 Sung Evening Prayer with sermon

 

NB:  When one of the churches celebrates its Patronal Festival then there is just one Sung Eucharist at 11:00 for the whole parish in the relevant church.  Details on these services will be found, at the appropriate time, on the calendar seen on the main page of each church.

All young visitors are most welcome at our services.  Please see the note above about help preparing resources for St Margaret's Sunday Club. We have an area set aside at the back of the church where children may colour themed pictures, or read etc. Children may also be encouraged to participate in both the Parish Eucharists and the United Parish Eucharist.

All members of the congregation are warmly welcome to share in coffee etc and fellowship after the 10.00 am Sunday services.

THURSDAYS

10.00 am 

 Weekly

 Holy Communion

 Followed by fellowship

 

From time to time there will be special services and joint celebrations with the other two churches in the parish.  Please go to the Occasional Services page to see brief details of these special services.  They will all be visible in the respective church calendars.

St Margaret's hosts an Animal Thanksgiving service (outside in clement weather!) attracting a full range of pets/domestic animals and humans!

Buxted Church of England Primary School has direct links with St Margaret's Church.  One of the aims of the school is to encourage the development of a Christian ethos and values.  Collective worship is carried out daily.  The Rector attends the weekly assemblies.

The school uses the church at Easter, harvest, and for end-of-summer leavers' services. At Christmas it is used for carol services and nativity plays.  All of these services are always well attended by parents and visitors.