Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex

Giving - Time and Talents

 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, 
as good stewards of God's varied grace”  1 Peter 4:10

Why should I volunteer? 

The Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down is a busy, socially-active parish with lots of events for people of all ages. We want to keep it that way. But we need your help! 

We need everyone to volunteer a little of their time and talents to help us, as the parish cannot afford to pay for all its needs. No commitment is too big or too small. For example:

  • we need people to serve coffee after services
  • we need people to clean our beautiful churches
  • we need people to help maintain our churchyards
  • we need people to help with flower arranging in church
  • we need people to help with the catering for our social functions

These are only a handful of the many areas where help is needed and we can instruct you, if necessary, for any role you are prepared to undertake.

Why should I do this? 

  • In a Christian sense, to offer love to others, albeit in a very practical way, as God has loved you 
  • As part of this community, to help sustain the community, so that you and others can continue to enjoy it 
  • For yourself, because you will learn from new experiences and new people (and probably have a lot of fun!) 
  • You will gain more than you give, we promise 

What we really need is your commitment, whether for an hour a month to do some church cleaning, or to become one of our church readers. We need you, your time and the talents that God has given you. 

Please think carefully about what you could do for your church and community. Have a look through the “Our three churches need your help” volunteering leaflet in the carousel unit in each church and see which roles might suit you. If you have time or talents to offer, or need to know more, please either:

  • send an email to or
  • speak to someone in church and they should either be able to help you, or put you in touch with the person who can.

Our parish cannot survive without its teams of volunteers