Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down

  • Buxted
  • East Sussex

Parish in the Community

The Clergy and parishioners are committed to serving the community by demonstrating our Christian care for the community and each other.  The following are just some of the ways in which we serve each other:

  • Rector’s Lent Appeal. Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the Lent Appeal for the Friends of the Holy Land

  • SIGNS, RHYMES AND CHIMES - A group for babies and toddlers, and their parents or carers, is held on Monday mornings during term-times, from 10-11 am in St Margaret's church.  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.  (Please read a printed pew sheet for tel. nos.)  Suggested voluntary contribution: £2 per session per family. 
  • PRAYERS are regularly included during our Sunday services for those of our parishioners who are sick.  People in our prayers will be named in the pew sheets, but only if permission has been sought from them. Please use the Contact Us page if you wish to add the name of a sick relative or friend  (with their permission).  A contact telephone number for them would be helpful so that we can check on their progress.  There is a Prayer Request Board situated in St George's Chapel at St Margarets. Prayers left on the board are brought before God at Prayer on Thursday mornings.  (Please see the History and Key Features page for St Margaret's for more details on St George's Chapel)

    Prayers are also included for those parishioners who have died.  Please use the Contact Us page if you wish to notify us of someone in the parish who has died.
  • COMMUNION: if you are housebound for any reason and wish to receive communion (or if you know of someone in this position in the parish) the ministers are more than happy to take Holy Communion to private homes.  Please use the Contact Us page so that a suitable date and time can be arranged.
  • LUNCHEON CLUB: this takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month in St Mary's Hall.  The Luncheon Club can accommodate up to 40 parishioners from Buxted.  (There are currently about 27 members)   It costs £4.  If you are single and/or elderly and would like to find out more about the club, please email Pat Weeks


Saxon Court in our parish is a residence for up to 50 people with a learning disability.  A service of praise and fellowship is held once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm.  Please click here to see how you can take  a small part in the lives of those at Saxon Court.



Marlowe House in Hadlow Down is a care home for under 20 residents.  A service of Holy Communion with hymns is held on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am.

Hurstwood View (opened in 2012) is a care home in Five Ash Down.  A service of Holy Communion is held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am.


  • CHARITABLE GIVING:  Please visit Charitable Giving to see details of our recent giving.