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Beacon Parish Papers

Here you will find documents and reports produced by the Beacon Parish. You will need Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from www.acrobat.com.  For the Beacon magazine please see The Beacon.

Annual Accounts - Full Report for 2015  

19 Apr 2016 

Annual Accounts

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Beacon Parish Accounts Summary 2014  

23 Apr 2015 

The full Annual Report and Accounts were put to the Annual Parish Meeting and the following comments may be helpful to those who do not wish to go through the Accounts in detail.

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St Margaret’s Choir ‘Falling by the way’  

30 Mar 2015  PDF file

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Southwell Minster  

30 Mar 2015  PDF file

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The Bishop's Easter 2015 Letter  

30 Mar 2015  PDF file

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Wedding Music  

28 Mar 2015  PDF file

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Who is my neighbour?  

10 Mar 2015 

A Letter from the House of Bishops to the People and Parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015.

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Beacon Parish Annual Report for 2013  

Beacon Parish Annual Report for 2013 19 May 2014 

The Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Beacon Paarish PCC for the year ended 31 December 2013.

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Hurst Deanery Review  

Hurst Deanery Review 16 Nov 2013 

A review of the parishes in the Hurst Deanery prepared in advance of Bishop Martin's visit in January 2014.

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Guidance Notes for Wedding Flowers in St Margaret's Church  

Guidance Notes for Wedding Flowers in St Margaret's Church 27 Sep 2013 

This document provides information for wedding flowers in St Margaret's Church, including a plan of the church showing where flowers may be placed.

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Istanbul and the Seven Churches of Asia Pilgrimage 2014  

Istanbul and the Seven Churches of Asia Pilgrimage 2014 20 Aug 2013 

An eleven-day journey visiting the Seven Churches of Revelation complemented with three nights in Istanbul.  This pilgrimage will take place from 15 to 25 May 2014 and will be led by Fr David.

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Wedding Booking Form  

18 May 2013  MS Word file

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Wedding Pack  

17 May 2013  MS Word file

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APCM Agenda 2013  

APCM Agenda 2013 18 Apr 2013 

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Beacon Parish Annual Report 2012  

Beacon Parish Annual Report 2012 18 Apr 2013 

Annual Report and Financial Statements of the Parochial Council of the Beacon Parish of Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston.  

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Beacon Parish Structure of Services Questionnaire  

Beacon Parish Structure of Services Questionnaire 1 Mar 2013 

Please fill in this form and return it to one of the collection boxes in church or to the Parish Office by 24th March (Palm Sunday).

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Electoral Roll Application Form  

Electoral Roll Application Form 13 Feb 2013 

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Youth Worker Application Form  

16 Jan 2013  MS Word file

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Youth Worker Job Description  

16 Jan 2013  PDF file

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Christmas Card 2012  

Christmas Card 2012 3 Dec 2012 

A low resolution version of the 2012 Christmas Card, designed by Eva Meredith of Ditchling School, intended for viewing, not printing.

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Beacon Parish Annual Report and Financial Statements 2011  

Beacon Parish Annual Report and Financial Statements 2011 16 Apr 2012 

The full Parish Accounts are now on the Beacon Website. The headline results are a surplus of income over expenditure of almost £47,000. This surplus was almost entirely due to the very generous bequest from Audrey Day, who left the Parish over £43,000 (a preliminary £5,000 of this was included in last year’s accounts). We also received £6,000 from the family of Valerie Hoare and a legacy of £1,000 from Honor Davies.  We are all most grateful for these very generous gifts which will be put to use in the Parish. They have been set aside until the PCC decides to what use the funds should be put. Without these very generous donations the surplus would have been only £1,432. This is more or less in line with the situation outlined in The Beacon last October.

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Baptism Form  

Baptism Form 19 Mar 2012 

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The Beacon Subscription Order Form  

The Beacon Subscription Order Form 19 Mar 2012 

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Layout Specifications for Adverts in The Beacon  

Layout Specifications for Adverts in The Beacon 17 Feb 2012 

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Christmas Card 2011  

Christmas Card 2011 22 Dec 2011 

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Beacon Parish Financial Accounts for 2010  

27 Apr 2011  PDF file

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Beacon Parish Committee Reports 2010  

28 Mar 2011 

Reports from committees and other groups in the Beacon parish.

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Beacon Annual Report 2010  

28 Mar 2011 

The Annual Report and Financial Results for the Beacon Parish for the 12 months ending 31 December 2010.

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TRIO Interim Report January 2010  

30 Nov 2009 

TRIO Fact Sheet  

27 Oct 2009 This fact sheet comprises a summary of the TRIO presentations and some frequently asked questions with answers.

Beacon Parish TRIO Response Leaflet  

27 Oct 2009 This leaflet can be downloaded, printed and filkled in with your details to continue or start giving to the Beacon Parish on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.

Welcome Leaflet for St Margaret's Church, Ditchling  

27 May 2009 

Table of Parochial Fees  

29 May 2008 

Wedding Booking Form  

Wedding Booking Form 29 May 2008 

This document includes information for those intending to marry, wedding fees and a form to fill in and send back to the Beacon Parish Office.

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Wedding Order of Service  

29 May 2008  MS Word file

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Beacon Churches Services 2008  

16 Jan 2008 

Services at Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston  

7 May 2007 The structure of Sunday Services at Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston will be changed as from 27 May 2007 to allow the Reverend David Wallis to take services at all three churches. Please note the changes in times, services and churches and the addition of a Songs of Praise on the fifth Sunday.

St Margaret's Annual Report 2007  

St Margaret's Annual Report 2007 16 Apr 2007 containing the annual accounts to 31 December 2006 plus reports from the PCC, churchwardens and various church groups.

Draft Pastoral Scheme  

27 Jan 2007 The Church Commissioners have prepared a draft pastoral scheme in respect of proposals sent to them by the Bishop of Horsham providing for the union of the benefice of Ditchling and the benefice of Westmeston with Streat. Parishioners are asked to make representations for or against all or any part of the scheme by 28 February 2007.

St Margaret's Ditchling Parish Profile  

St Margaret's Ditchling Parish Profile 15 Oct 2006 The Parish Profiles of St Margaret's and Streat & Westmeston have been prepared individually, as, at the time of writing, the parishes do not constitute a United Benefice. However, since Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston will, in the near future, become a United Benefice, any candidate for the Incumbency will need to consider each Parish's separate characteristics, perceived priorities and preferences. It should be noted that the unification of the Parishes has been under consideration for a number of years and it is, therefore, not going to be a shock to the respective congregations. Also the Churchwardens of the Parishes have met collectively on a number of occasions, specifically to discuss various aspects and implications of becoming a United Benefice. The Churchwardens of Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston look for an Incumbent who will rise to the challenge of merging three Churches, not just nominally but in the true Spirit of Christian Unity. The Incumbent will, we pray, build on the strengths of our Parishes to create a Benefice truly United to the Glory of God. Note that the profile for Streat & Westmeston will be available later.

St Margaret's Annual Report 2006  

20 Mar 2006 This report contains the annual accounts to 31 December 2005 for St Margaret's Church, plus reports from the PCC, churchwardens and the various church groups. These include baptisms, weddings and funerals; Attendance; Fabric report plus reports from the Churchyard, Social & Fundraising, and Outreach committees. Other reports are from the Sunday School, Women's Fellowship, Flower Guild, Senior and Junior Choirs, Ditchling Beacon and Bellringers.

St Margaret's Church Fabric Plan  

1 May 2005 

St Margaret's PCC has produced a comprehensive plan for the restoration and development of the parish church. The fabric plan reflects the continued determination of Ditchling village to ensure the place of this beautiful historic church within the community for generations to come. The church itself is in urgent need of renovation. The total cost of the essential building works is estimated at £350,000. To achieve this target the PCC are committed to fundraising at local and national level drawing support from all aspects of the wider community. This report details the plans to improve and renovate this ancient church.