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Sunday 26th September

St. Peter's Church, Henfield

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St Peter’s Church is the ancient parish church of Henfield, and part of the united benefice along with Shermanbury and Woodmancote. Founded in 770, and set on slightly higher land above the River Adur, St Peter's is surrounded by paths edged in over 100 tall yew bushes.

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 3, including the Vicar - the Reverend Paul Doick, Assistant Curate - the Revd Harriet Neale-Stevens and the Honorary Assistant Priest - The Rev'd Christina Bennett.

Sunday Services

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.

Midweek Services

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!
A Return to our Churches

A Return to our Churches

All the information you need for returning to worship in our three churches.

Confirmation Service

Confirmation Service

The Bishop of Chichester visited St Peter's Henfield to confirm 22 candidates

The Church Fete

The Church Fete

A sweltering success!

Henfield Festival of Gardens & Arts 2019

Henfield Festival of Gardens & Arts 2019

Celebrating the 20th year for this important village event

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

At The Wickets Shoreham Road, Small Dole, BN5 9YG

Christmas Services 2018

Christmas Services 2018

Read how we celebrated the birth of Jesus

When Three Become One

When Three Become One

What the merger of our three parishes - Henfield, Shermanbury and Woodmancote means

Harvest Festival 2018

Harvest Festival 2018

Supper took place on Saturday 29th September The Harvest Services were on Sunday 30th September

Parish Administrator and Finance Assistant

Parish Administrator and Finance Assistant

St Peter’s Church, Henfield is looking for an experienced and motivated Administrator and Finance Assistant to undertake various administrative duties and assist with posting entries onto an accounting package.

St Peter's Church Fete 2018

St Peter's Church Fete 2018

This took place on Saturday 30th June and the fun and games, stalls and entertainment contained something for everyone

Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the Labyrinth

The Giant Floor Labyrinth will be open all week for you to enjoy - 14th to 18th May

Friends of St Peter's June concert

Friends of St Peter's June concert

In St Peter's Church on Friday 15th June 7pm

Friends of St Peter's AGM

Friends of St Peter's AGM

17th May in Corpus Christi Hall at 7.30pm

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

Did you know that there is a support group for bereaved people in Henfield?