Special dispensation has been granted to a priest (licensed or with PTO in this diocese) to celebrate the Eucharist without a congregation during the course of the present restrictions.  At 10am on Sunday Morning I propose to celebrate communion here in the Rectory for the foreseeable future.

During that time I will be holding you all in my heart and prayers.  May I ask that you also pause from your activities at that time and join me in praying for ourselves, our church, community, nation and world. The Church of England website contains a number of prayer resources and links to live streamed services.


The Diocese is joining the global wave of prayer [Thy Kingdom Come ] which calls on all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to faith. (May 21st – 31st 2020).

As a Diocese we are marking the campaign with a series of events including a daily short prayer at Noon called "Praying for the Diocese with Bishop Martin".

In a video message to the Diocese on the eve of the Feast of the Ascension which falls this Thursday 21st May, the Bishop explains why these ten important days can deepen our prayer life together especially in these challenging times.

The invitation video will be released on our social media channels and will be updated on this website page. You can join in Praying for the Diocese with Bishop Martin via the diocesan website and the diocesan social media channels, Twitter and Facebook

As well as the daily Novena prayer, the Dean of Chichester Cathedral, Stephen Waine, will lead the Ascension day service from the Cathedral at 10.30am on Thursday to start Thy Kingdom Come.

The Bishop will preside and preach at a Pentecost Service on Sunday 31st May at 10.30am direct from his Chapel.

Both of these services will be available to view from the diocesan website live stream page and social media channels.


Parishes in the diocese will be prayed for throughout Pentecost on the following days:

Friday 22 May Parishes of Brighton and Midhurst deaneries

Saturday 23 May Parishes of Eastbourne and Hove deaneries

Sunday 24 May Parishes of Arundel & Bognor and Rye deaneries

Monday 25 May Parishes of East Grinstead and Westbourne deaneries

Tuesday 26 MayParishes of Battle & Bexhill and Petworth deaneries

Wednesday 27 MayParishes of Dallington, Storrington deaneries

Thursday 28 May Parishes of Hastings, Horsham and Uckfield deaneries

Friday 29 May Parishes of Hurst, Rotherfield and Worthing deaneries

Saturday 30 May Parishes of Cuckfield and Lewes & Seaford deaneries


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

In line with Government instructions our church is now closed.

Revised guidance has been received from Bishop Martin which now gives permission for clergy to enter the churches in their care for personal prayer.  However the church building must remain closed for public access meaning that the church may not be opened for public worship attended by a congregation.  As from tomorrow (Thursday) I shall be saying Morning prayer at 9am in the church either in Burwash or Etchingham.  Please continue to let me know if you would like prayers said for yourself or another.


If you need to speak to a Priest please telephone or e mail Rev Sally 01435 882301

God Bless you all. 



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