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News from the Beacon Parish for 2013

Sunday 1 December 2013

Christmas Card Designs 2013

Christmas Card Designs 2013

Over 50 designs for the 2013 Beacon Parish Christmas Card were submitted by students, aged from 4 to 10, at Ditchling (St. Margaret’s) CE Primary School.  The winning entry was by Luke Winton age 10. 

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Bishop Martin's Christmas Message

Bishop Martin's Christmas Message

“Enough for him…” You can have just too much of some things at Christmas, carols among them - which is sad, because the words, easily overlooked through boredom, do often deserve serious consideration. If you can bear to look again at the words of In the bleak mid-winter you might see what I mean. First of all,..

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Saturday 16 November 2013

Hurst Deanery Review

Hurst Deanery Review

The Hurst Deanery, comprising parishes which include the Beacon Parish plus Keymer, Hurstpierpoint, Henfield and Burgess Hill amongst others, has published its final review in advance of Bishop Martin's visit in January 2014 to each of the parishes in the Deanery.  The Review makes a number of recommendations, but these do not include any change for the..

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Friday 1 November 2013

St Margaret’s Church Coffee

A big thank you to everyone who has helped with coffee after the Sunday morning service during the past year. And a special thank you to those who have made cakes as well. The congregation very much appreciates the opportunity to chat and to be able to greet newcomers (and to eat those..

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Noah's Ark Parent and Toddlers' Group to start on 6 November

Noah's Ark Parent and Toddlers' Group to start on 6 November

The group will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1.15 pm in St Margaret's Church, Ditchling, starting on 6 November. It will be run by will be run by Katherine Grant and Aly Llewellyn-Slade.

Sunday 6 October 2013

Streat Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer wanted

STREAT PARISH MEETING

Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Starting Salary SCP 22 currently £10.30 per hour 3 hours per week, working from home and attendance at evening meetings

Streat Parish Meeting is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk..

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Tuesday 20 August 2013

New Youth Worker

New Youth Worker

We are very much looking forward to welcoming James Horn to the post of Youth Worker for this parish and Hassocks.

'My name is James Horn and I'm 26 years old. I'm very excited to be joining you all here in Ditchling after 3 years of being part of St Peter's Brighton and I cannot wait to get stuck in and see what God has in store for the youth of Ditchling, Keymer and Hassocks.'

Noah's Ark Parent and Toddlers' Group to start in September

Noah's Ark Parent and Toddlers' Group to start in September

The new Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddlers’ Group group which will be launched at the start of October will be run by Katherine and Aly.

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New Stewardship Officer for the Beacon Parish

New Stewardship Officer for the Beacon Parish

Mark Llewellyn-Slade has taken up the challenge to become Stewardship Officer for the Beacon Parish.

By way of brief introduction, I’m Mark Llewellyn-Slade and am delighted to have been invited to be your new Stewardship Officer. My job will be to help..

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Tuesday 7 May 2013

Electoral Roll Application Form still available

The new Electoral Roll for the Beacon Parish has been compiled and was presented and approved at the APCM. However anyone, for whatever reason, who did not submit an Application form in time to be included in the Roll, can still be added at any time.

Just complete an ‘Application..

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Tuesday 12 February 2013

Electoral Roll to be renewed

Electoral Roll to be renewed

The Electoral Roll for the Beacon Parish has to be re-created every six years, with the existing Roll cancelled. The Diocese has informed us that a new Electoral Roll is to be created this year and should be ready for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, on Sunday 21st April.

Everybody on the current Roll will be advised of the need to..

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Saturday 19 January 2013

New Glossary added to website

New Glossary added to website

The Beacon Basics page has been replaced by a Glossary of terms.  This gives an alphabetical listing of words and phrases used in the church and their meaning, with illustrations where appropriate and available.  This section will be updated with new content over the coming months.

Services at Streat and Westmeston CANCELLED

Services at St Martin's, Westmeston and Streat Church on Sunday 20th Janaury have been cancelled because of the snow.

Services in St Margaret's, Ditchling will be held as usual.

The Parish Office (01273 843165) is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Fr David's day off is Monday.

  • St Margaret's Church
    West Street, Ditchling
  • Streat Church
    Streat Lane, Streat
  • St Martin's Church
    Westmeston
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