Notices

Notices

  You will find all the service times and locations on the website Calendar. 

 

FAITH, IDENTITY, GENDER & SEXUALITY - ’Church of England National Conversations’

 

For those of you who would like to hear the talk given at Berwick Church on May 15th by Andy Williamson,

please follow this link - https://youtu.be/seGF5bpdCCI

 

 

Wilmington Events – Flower Festival 2nd to 5th June

Jubilee flower festival, Wilmington Church. You are invited to bring your own floral or crafted tributes to the Queen, or just come and visit. Open throughout the bank holiday weekend.

Songs of Praise – Sunday 5th June

A service of music and hymns to mark this special jubilee. Please do join us at St Pancras Church Arlington 9.30am on 5th June

Or St Mary’s & St Peter’s, Wilmington 11am on 5th June 

 

Clay Play Day - Friday 24th June

Jonathan Chiswell Jones will welcome 11 people (children to be accompanied) at his pottery – 10am – 4pm on 24th June.

No experience required. Bring a packed lunch, or have lunch at The Red Lion, 10 minutes away. Wear old clothes - pale if possible.

  Cost for the day £20 - by card or cash please.

JCJ Pottery - Peelings Manor Barns, Hankham Road, Stone Cross. BN24 5AP.  Easy parking on site. Sat nav will bring you to us.

  Email - jo@jcjpottery.co.uk to confirm your place.

 

Hosting Ukranian Families

Local initiatives of interest include a Ukrainian cafe in Christ Church Lewes, every Wednesday from 27th April10-12. Open to all, guests and hosts.

A few ideas for ways you can help if you don't want to be a sponsor yourself, from someone who supports Syrian refugees in Devon:

  1. Show solidarity in small ways, such as putting a Ukrainian flag in your window.
  2. Donate money to DEC if you are able.
  3. Lots of practical help may be needed; contact your local organisations and coordinators to see what you may be able to offer. (Liz has details of local groups, just contact me.)

Lastly, there will be a continued need for accommodation for people fleeing the war in Ukraine, as sadly there are no signs of it ending in the near future.

If you are considering hosting a refugee or small family, but are not sure what it involves, or how to go about beginning the process, please do talk it through with one of the people who are already involved, and we can give you more information about what to consider, how it may affect you and your own family, and also the practical details of negotiating the visa application - which can be a little daunting at first!

There's a huge amount of information on the subject, if you know where to look, and we can give you tips to help you with the process.

Please contact Liz Golden on 07791 342928 or email: elizabeth.golden@hotmail.co.uk

 

CAFÉ UKRAINE

Open every Saturday 10.30-12.30.  Church Hall, Our Lady of Ransom, Meads Street (opposite Eastbourne Town Hall) BN21 4EU.

There is also a café in Seaford open every day Monday to Friday from 2-5pm in the Old Town Hall. 

COMING UP……………………

Selmeston Church is shortly to have a new stained-glass window installed.  The designer is the head of stained-glass conservation at Canterbury Cathedral.  When the window has been installed there will be a dedication service led by the Bishop of Lewes at 3pm on July 10th to be followed by a tea party at the Old Vicarage.  As places are restricted, please let Stephanie know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.  Benefice.administrator@berwickchurch.org.uk or 01323 811136

 

 

St Pancras Arlington Bluebell Walk Plant Stall

We have had a fantastic year so far and have raised £5000 already for the church. 

Please come and visit the Bluebell Walk through Beatons Wood, enjoy the cafe and find us in the Bluebell Barn.

For more information see: www.bluebellwalk.co.uk

 

3 LOCAL ORAL HISTORIES at Berwick Church

Three local oral histories have been installed at Berwick Church as part of the NLHF project. Each has been set to a musical track by a student from the University of Brighton. The three histories are of Don Boys, Lynette Gribble and Peggy Lawrence.

Visitors can select to listen to one. The intention is to encourage visitors to pause and reflect on the nature of change and human experience in a the context of the church and the paintings. The hope is that this will stimulate reflection on the changelessness of God and provide a moment of stillness in their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding - Covid 19 Continued Vigilance

  • Sanitiser at the door/table inside but no longer necessary to take names and contact details
  • Holy Communion will continue to be administered by simultaneous administration as has been successfully practised by Peter recently.
  • The wearing of masks inside church is personal choice. Need to continue to be mindful we are in an enclosed relatively small space within our buildings and we have many elderly and vulnerable people attending services.
  • We will maintain weekly cleaning and sanitising as before.
  • We will continue to take collections either on entry or exit.

 

 

 

A Celebration weekend for a new commission by Julian Bell

You can watch the video of Julian's talk on the 13th June at:

https://youtu.be/EFs4E547URU

 

Cuckmere Pilgrim Path Talk –

a talk given by Revd Peter Blee given on 18th Feb

 

https://youtu.be/w3q7EIhEzCc


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