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News from the Beacon Parish for 2012

Friday 28 December 2012

Carol Service in St Margaret's

Carol Service in St Margaret's

Lit mainly by candles, St Margaret's Church was very full, with some people having to stand, on Sunday 23 December for a service of carols and readings.  The choir of 20 singers, augmented by others from the Beacon Parish, sang four carols Masters In This Hall; Myn Liking; The Boar's Head Carol and..

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Saturday 22 December 2012

Book Reviews for Beacon Magazine

There is a small (120 paperbacks) library of Christian literature at the back of St Margaret's. Though many of these are a good read (and some could perhaps be described as potentially life changing), hardly any have been borrowed in the last 3 years. The 2011 list of Job Offers revealed 3..

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Tuesday 11 December 2012

Beacon Parish Carol singing and Fondue Supper CANCELLED

The fondue supper is postponed to the New Year

Thursday 6 December 2012

Christmas Card Designs 2012

Christmas Card Designs 2012

Thursday 22 November 2012

A Beacon Collection

A Beacon Collection

This book, by Richard Allen, contains 12 amusing and interesting stories of life in St Margaret’s church  from the middle ages to the early 20th Century. They include early priests who were mostly absent from Ditchling, a squabble over who should sit in the Vicarage pew; a war of words between the Vicars of Ditchling and Westmeston;..

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Wednesday 14 November 2012

Gift Weekend POSTPONED

The Gift Weekend, due to be held on 24th and 25th November, has been postponed until the New Year.  More details will be available later.  The Beacon Parish apologise for any inconvenience.

Sunday 28 October 2012

Eucharist (BCP) at 8am on 4 November has been CANCELLED

The 8am Eucharist next Sunday has had to be cancelled but Canon Peter Sills will be taking the 9.45 am Eucharist in St Margaret's church.  Fr David is indisposed and we pray for his rapid recovery.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Bric-a-Brac for November Bazaar

I am once again running the Bric-a-Brac stall for the Beacon Churches Bazaar on Saturday 17th November in the Village Hall.  If you have any Bric-a-Brac (glasses, ornaments, cushions, books, pictures, children’s toys, in fact anything) I would be delighted to receive this..

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Unwanted/Unused Gifts wanted for the Bazaar

The Flower Guild would be grateful for any unwanted gifts you may have tucked away in a cupboard to sell at our stall at the Bazaar on 17th November.  The items must be new and unused.  If you can help please phone Helen Court (841830) or Jenny Bell (843194) - we would be happy to collect any items you can find for us.

Helen Court & Jenny Bell

Ditchling Summer Ball Charity

On behalf of Fr David and the PCC, I would like to thank the Ditchling Summer Ball Charity for their very generous donation of £1,500 toward the Youth Project.

The Ditchling Summer Ball Charity is already thinking about next year’s Ball, and..

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Wednesday 25 July 2012

Model of St Margaret's Church at Eucharist Service

Model of St Margaret's Church at Eucharist Service

Children from Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary School have made a model of St Margaret’s Church, which was on show during the Beacon Eucharist service in celebration of St Margaret’s Church and those who built it and have looked after it over the centuries. 

Two..

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Church Diaries for 2013

Church Diaries for 2013

The church diaries for 2013 are now available in St Margaret’s Church.  Although they are free to anyone who wants one, a donation to the Beacon Parish would be welcome.

Monday 23 July 2012

PCC Briefings July 2012

The new PCC met for the first time on Monday 18th June in St Margaret’s Vestry.  A warm welcome was extended to Emma French, the newest member of the PCC.  Items discussed were: 

  • The future appointment of a Youth Worker to be shared with the Parish..

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Sunday 22 July 2012

Christening in St Martin's

On Sunday 15th July the Christening of Iris and Max Symonds took place at St Martin’s, Westmeston. The service was taken by Canon John Taylor.

Iris and Max are the children of Elizabeth and Ben Symonds, Grandchildren of Mark and Judy Moody-Stuart.

Friday 20 July 2012

Celebration on Sunday July 8th

Celebration on Sunday July 8th

Pam and I would like to thank all who supported us so splendidly at the service to celebrate my 30 years as a Reader.  We have been so touched by the kindness and encouragement which we have received.

Particular thanks to Father David for making the whole celebration possible.

Richard Allen

Miracle of a cup of tea

Miracle of a cup of tea

On Saturday 12th May 2012 Dorothy Porter and Naomi Jerrey walked the walk in London fundraising for Breast Cancer care. Setting off from Hyde Park at midnight we were among 17,000 other people walking up to 26.2 miles around London. Waiting to cross busy roads and keeping to pavements made it difficult to maintain the pace we had trained at, but..

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Sunday 1 July 2012

The Beacon July 2012

The Beacon July 2012

Thursday 14 June 2012

Slideshows of Beacon Parish Events

Saturday 9 June 2012

Photos of Ditchling Diamond Jubilee Beacon

Photos of Ditchling Diamond Jubilee Beacon

Friday 8 June 2012

Photos of Diamond Jubilee Street Party

Photos of Diamond Jubilee Street Party