Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex


  • Past Parish Events, News and Thanks

Past Parish Events,Notices and Thanks

2017 PARISH EVENTS


FUNDS RAISED FOR THE PARISH. 

RECENTLY IN THE PARISH. The Friends of St Margaret’s recently organized a jazz evening in church. We were richly entertained by the Sussex Stompers and as well as having a great evening we were able to raise £1265 towards the costs of maintaining our Christian witness in the parish. Thank you to everybody who helped to organize this great evening. 

Our newly formed parish crafts group exhibited some of their work at the Hadlow Down Christmas Market. Sales of products raised almost £60 for parish funds. Well done ladies

In the last few weeks we have held two fund raising concerts in the parish. I am delighted to report that the concert at St Mary’s by the Ashdown Singers raised £171 and the one in St Margaret’s by Nicola Stock and her brother and friend raised £385. Thank you to everybody who helped to make both concerts a success. 

IMPROMPTU CONCERT. Friday 14 November our very own soloist, Tina Gelnere, gave an impromptu informal recital in St Margaret’s as part of her preparations for interviews for advanced musical and vocal training and study. It was a wonderful evening and at the end almost £90 was raised for parish funds. Good luck with the interviews Tina



NOVEMBER 3 QUIZ RESULTS

What a wonderful evening at the Buxted Parish Quiz. Over one hundred people there, and it seemed that everybody enjoyed themselves. Huge thanks to Dom for setting the questions and taking on the thankless task of being quizmaster. Also many thanks to the ladies who produced a superb supper and generally masterminded an excellent evening. This year's winners were the team Fair Warped - well done them, closely followed by the Surgery Starlets.

And here are three of the photos taken at the event:

 scores

 rector

cheering 

2016 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.

BARN DANCE AT ST MARK’S CHURCH         

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!


OUR NEW RECTOR - OCTOBER 2016

Photographs, taken by Ella Barker, during the Induction Service

Please click here to see a document containing photos.


PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWN ART AFTERNOON JANUARY 2016

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

art

 

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