THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWN

ST. MARGARET THE QUEEN, BUXTED

“We glory in what unites us and in what makes us special.”

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ST. MARGARET THE QUEEN, BUXTED

Welcome

A very warm welcome to the pages for our 13th century church of St Margaret the Queen, situated in the beautiful 312 acres of Buxted Park.

Location

The church is situated on the west side of Buxted on Buxted Park. It has its own driveway marked by by two brick pillars. There is parking for visitors.

Daily offices

Non held.

Visitors

Welcome every day.

Deputy Church warden

John Palmer

Signs Rhymes and Chimes

This term-time-only group is for babies and toddlers, and their parents or carers, and is held on Monday mornings from 10-11 am in St Margaret’s Church.  You can consult the Google calendar at the top of this page, or the Sunday Pew Sheet.

If you would like to come and bring your baby/toddler to join in an hour of singing, story-telling, and baby-signing, then contact Lindsay George for more details.

Suggested voluntary contribution: £2 per session per family.

Patronal Festivals

NB:  When one of the churches celebrates its Patronal Festival then there is just one Sung Eucharist at 11:00 for the whole parish in the relevant church.  Details on these services will be found, at the appropriate time, on the calendar seen on the main page of each church.

Visitors of all ages are welcome at our services.  Please see the News section regarding the help we need preparing resources for St Margaret’s Sunday Club.

We have an area set aside at the back of the church where children may colour themed pictures, or read etc. Children may also be encouraged to participate in both the Parish Eucharists and the United Parish Eucharist.

All members of the congregation are warmly welcome to share in coffee etc and fellowship after the 10.00 am Sunday services.

Special services

From time to time there will be special services and joint celebrations with the other two churches in the parish.  Please go to the Occasional Services page to see brief details of these special services.  They will all be visible in the respective church calendars

Buxted Church of England Primary School has direct links with St Margaret’s Church.  One of the aims of the school is to encourage the development of a Christian ethos and values.  Collective worship is carried out daily.  The Rector attends the weekly assemblies.

The school uses the church at Easter, harvest, and for end-of-summer leavers’ services. At Christmas it is used for carol services and nativity plays.  All of these services are always well attended by parents and visitors.

Private prayer

Open every day.

Style of worship

Middle-of-the-road Anglican. The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is used for 8:00 am and weekday communions, mattins and evensong.  Common Worship (CW) is used for Parish Eucharist.

Opening times

9:00 am to dusk.

Services

Services; 8.00 am Holy communion – except for the 4th Sunday each month 10.00 am Parish Eucharist.

10.00 am  Holy Communion, Followed by fellowship Thursday.

Incense is not used.

Pattern of services

8.00 am Sundays Holy Communion  BC
A quiet, reflective service celebrating the Lord’s Supper.

There is no 8.00 am service on 4th Sunday 10.00 am

1st Parish Eucharist  CW 
A celebration of the Lord’s Supper with sermon and hymns. The children’s Sunday Club will usually happen during this service.

2nd Mattins  BCP
Sung Morning Prayer with sermon 

3rd All-age Service
An informal service with participation of our younger members and the Music group. May include Holy Communion.

4th Parish Eucharist CW
A celebration of the Lord’s Supper with sermon and hymns. No children’s Sunday Club at this service.

5th United Parish Eucharist
Please consult the calendar for each church, or the Buxted Messenger. 6.00 pm

3rd Evensong  BCP
Sung Evening Prayer with sermon

Visitors of all ages are welcome at our services.

All members of the congregation are warmly welcome to share in coffee etc and fellowship after the 10.00 am Sunday services.

THURSDAYS 10.00 am  Weekly
Holy Communion
Followed by fellowship

Services will all be visible in the respective church calendars

THURSDAYS 10.00 am  Weekly
Holy Communion
Followed by fellowship

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