The tower is solid and northern in style, housing one of Sussex’s finest rings of eight bells. The medieval church was added to in the 16th century with a Lady Chapel, now known as the Parham Chapel, where daily prayers and midweek services are held. The church was extensively rebuilt in 1871 to a fine design by the architects to the Woodard Foundation of schools. The glass is of high quality, much of it the work of Charles Eamer Kempe who was born in Ovingdean and lived at Henfield vicarage whilst designing and installing the church’s east window.
The Victorian church had served the community well, but it was time for a fresh re-ordering, which took place in 2008. A new stone floor with under-floor heating, and the the flexibility of modern chairs, have given a brilliant feeling of light and space. This will ensure the church serves the community in coming generations, remains at its heart.
We currently have a clergy team of 2, including the Vicar, the Reverend Paul Doick, and assistant priest The Rev'd Christina Bennett.
8.30am Holy Communion. A said service using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month only)
10.00am Parish Communion, with choir and junior church (Sunday School) A modern service with hymns, prayers, readings, and a sermon/talk. On the 4th Sunday of the month the service is a slightly more informal All age Communion service. (2nd,3rd,4th and 5th Sundays of the month)
10:00am Celebrate! All Age Praise. A service designed for the whole family using songs, hymns, activities, prayers and a short talk and lasting about 45 mins (1st Sunday only)
6:30pm Evening services – 1st Sunday of the month. A quiet said service of Holy Communion. A contemporary said service including readings, prayers, and a short sermon or reflection.
3rd Sunday of the month. Contemplative Prayer Service. These services use resources from many Christian traditions and include times of silence.
5th Sunday of the Month. A service of Evensong from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with Hymns and on some festivals a short sermon. This service will rotate around the 3 churches, contact the church office for details.
– occasionally other services as announced – see the news feed/twitter feed or contact the church office for details.
Morning Prayer 8:00am Mon-Fri, Sat 8:30am; Evening Prayer 6:15pm
Holy Communion Wednesday 10:30am; Thursday 7:15pm Please come and worship with us!
The Friends of St Peter's Henfield was represented in two ways at the Charities Fair; supplying the refreshments and running a Chocoholics Stall
Sept 2017 Newsletter for forthcoming events
Harvest Festival was held on 1st October
St Peter's Church Vicarage Fete took place on Saturday 24th June 2017
From 4th October at St Peter's Church, Henfield