St Mary’s Open Day & Craft Fair 2020

St Mary’s Open Day & Craft Fair 2020

We are already planning the third of these events, held each May to commemorate the opening of our Community Garden at the rear of the church. The 2020 event will be held on Saturday 16th May, from 12.00 until 6.00. The poster and flyer was hand drawn by Brett Hudson, a talented young local illustrator.

The event will again be a joint undertaking with our friends from the Claude Jessett Trust, based at Tinker’s Park in Hadlow Down, which is a major centre for steam traction preservation. So we will have the ever popular steam miniature railway, a vintage fairground organ and a steam engine with a lovingly restored living van.

Classic Cars will be a new feature, with the East Sussex Morris Minor Club on site, together with some other 60s classics.

Country crafts will be represented, with a working forge and demonstrations of woodland coppicing and hurdling.

A range of local crafters will be exhibiting within the Church Hall, and also in the Hall Garden. At the time of writing, a small number of outside pitches remain available to exhibit and sell crafts, home produce, plants, bric-a-brac or memorabilia. Perhaps it’s time to clear out the attic? Pitches are only £20.

The church will be looking its very best, with our Victorian pipe organ providing some music. Members of the congregation will be on hand to talk to visitors about the fascinating history of the church, including Fr Hope Patten’s time here, and the Walsingham Chapel.  From our more recent past, there is an exhibition stand giving the history of restoring our ‘Top Field’ into the Community Garden, Buxted’s newest public open space.

Festive services at St Mark’s.

12th Dec 6pm- School Christingle Service
24th Dec 5.30pm – Christmas Eve Crib Service
25th Dec 10am – Christmas Day Family Communion Service.
5th Jan 2020 – 6pm Epiphany Service.
All villagers are warmly welcomed to attend.
FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN!

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN!

Begin your Christmas with  glorious candlelit performance of the Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah.

Bring the whole family and experience the magic of the Christmas Story within the stunning historic Church of St Magarets Buxted . What better place to hear the famous Hallelujah Chorus .
Book soon and be part of this special event .
Refreshments will be provided in the interval.

Ashdown Forest Band & caller, supper and bar

Ashdown Forest Band & caller, supper and bar

St. Mark’s Church Hadlow Down
Fri. 17 May 7.00 – 10.30 pm

In aid of St. Mark’s School and Church

Ashdown Forest Band & caller, supper and bar

Adult £10 Child (16 and under) £6
including simple supper
Tickets: St. Mark’s School office and Church,
Anne Yarrow 01825 831972
anne.yarrow@bhdchurches.org.uk,
Ella Barker ella.barker@bhdchurches.org.uk

St. Mary’s Openday and Craft fair 2019

St. Mary’s Openday and Craft fair 2019

On Saturday 11th May hundreds of people attended our second annual Community Garden Open Day and Craft Fair at St Mary’s Church Buxted. Most of them came from the parish. However, there were a number of visitors from greater distances as a result of the wonderful signs placed all around the locality and excellent advertising support from Uckfield FM and Radio Sussex. We have a few final payments to make. However, overall we look to have raised around £750 for parish funds with every single activity contributing to this total. Huge thanks to everybody who helped to make the event such a resounding success.