Live church services have now resumed and you will find all the service times and locations on the website Calendar.  Zoom services will continue at 9am each Sunday. 

The Giving Tree

Priceless gifts at Arlington Church, 11 December, 11.00 -  3.00

Come along to Arlington Church on Saturday 11 December, 11.00 - 3.00, for some Christmas shopping with a difference in the tranquillity of our very special church. There will be small handmade gifts, homemade cakes, fudge and preserves, decorations, felted animals, refreshments and music, all given by members of the congregation and friends. And the gifts will be priceless – literally, they will not have a price! Instead, you can choose your gifts and give   a donation for whatever you think they are worth or can afford. We’ll even gift wrap them for you!  

(On a more mercenary note, we do have a card machine to help with the giving, or you can use cash – and we also have Gift Aid envelopes available.)

Christmas is a time for giving – come and join us at the Giving Tree!

Family Support Work - Christmas 2021

FSW support families and children through difficult times in their lives. Many are on low income, suffering from poverty or have other challenges. The need this year is as great as ever and if you feel able to give, your donation will make a real difference to them this Christmas. We are collecting at all 5 churches in the form of food (particularly tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, soup and tea) and new toys.

If you wish to give a financial contribution then FSW will purchase suitable items on your behalf.

You can donate using one of the following options: Via the online donation page at 

For electronic donations to the FSW bank account (which is actually the most effective way as FSW don’t have to pay any fees) please use:

Account name: Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work (CDAFSW) Sort code: 20-12-75 Account number: 40257133

Cheques should be made payable to Family Support Work or CDAFSW (either is fine) and sent to Garton House, 22 Stanford Avenue, Brighton BN1 6AA.

People in the benefice have been very generous in the past and we thank you again for supporting this charity. If you could donate by Sunday 5th December (so that gifts can arrive in time for Christmas), this would be extremely helpful.  Thank you.



Tuesday 21st DECEMBER - St Mary & St Peter’s Church, Wilmington

7.30pm - SOLD OUT

2.30pm - some tickets still available

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season with a family-friendly concert featuring great music and special guests.  Why not join Richard and guests for a musical feast full of acoustic, midwinter charm which will include great Christmas songs, early music, British folk, traditional carols and solo guitar works. 

Tickets £17 & £5 for under 18s.  Available from or phone Tim on 07771 641856

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.
  • We will still request (rather than require) masks to be worn inside church unless exempt. Singing of hymns etc can happen behind masks.  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.
  • Whilst it is still warm enough we will keep doors open to assist ventilation, even if they have to be closed during the actual service.
  • 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:


Cuckmere Pilgrim Path Talk –

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

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