THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF BUXTED AND HADLOW DOWN

ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST IN HADLOW DOWN

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

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ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST IN HADLOW DOWN

Welcome

“Welcome to the pages for the church of St Mark the Evangelist in Hadlow Down, East Sussex.   It has very strong links with the local school and is very much a family-orientated church, being the most easterly church on the A272”

Location

The church is situated on the A272 on the west side of Hadlow Down, Access to parking is in School lane. There is limited parking for visitors.

Daily offices

None held.

Visitors

Welcome every day in term time, and weekends only in school holidays.

Deputy Church wardens

Anne Yarrow. 

Nicola Neal.

Keith Edwards.

Opening times

From around 9:30 am to dusk, every day in term time, and weekends only in school holidays.

Private prayer

Open every day in term time, and weekends only in school holidays.

Style of worship

Family orientated.
Common Worship (CW) is used for Parish Communion.

Patronal Festivals

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.

Thanks to a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roofing Fund.

considerable renovation work has taken place on St. Mark’s roof. Work has included the retiling of the north face of the nave, chancel and vestry roof, as well as the Lady Chapel, with associated leadwork and repairs to rainwater goods..

St Marks School

St Mark’s Church of England Primary School has always had a very strong relationship with our church. The school is clear in its need to nurture the spiritual life of the school, by drawing from its Church of England foundations, whilst learning to respect other Christian denominations and other world faiths.

The school has a daily act of worship and the Rector conducts an act of worship in the school each Tuesday.

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, often with standing room only.

Pattern of Services

SUNDAYS 9.00 am

1st and 3rd
Parish Communion CW
A traditional Common Worship service with hymns.
2nd
Jubilate CW
This uses a less formal version of Common Worship and is designed to involve children in all aspects of the service. Refreshments are served after this service.
4th
All-Age Service
This is a simple service of prayers, hymns and readings involving the whole family. Children are involved throughout the service, and readings are normally a family presentation.   Refreshments are served after this service.
5th
United Parish Eucharist – see calendar for details
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FRIDAYS DURING TERM TIME Weekly 9.15 am
School “Family and Friends Assembly”
All pupils from our adjacent Church-Aided primary school come into church for a Family Assembly and Collective Worship. This is usually attended by quite a number of parents. Visitors are more than welcome to this.

From time to time there will be special services and joint celebrations with the other two churches in the parish. We celebrate our Patronal Festival in April. Please visit the News section for details.

Community activities

MONDAYS IN TERM TIME  6.15 – 7.45 pm
Hadlow Down Cubs .   Part of 1st Buxted Scout Group, they provide #skillsforlife in a fun, exciting and outdoor way for 8-10½ year-olds. For further information contact hadlowdowncubs@gmail.com. For joining contact buxtedscoutsmembership@gmail.com or visit the website www.buxtedscouts.org .

FRIDAYS  10.30 am – noon
Crafts Group. We meet for coffee and crafts – if you enjoy knitting, crochet, patchwork etc , come and join us ! Contact Roz Hawthorn  for further information atroshawthorn@yahoo.co.uk / 01825 733770.

FRIDAYS DURING TERM TIME Weekly 9.15 am
School “Family and Friends Assembly”
All pupils from our adjacent Church-Aided primary school come into church for a Family Assembly and Collective Worship. This is usually attended by quite a number of parents. Visitors are more than welcome to this.

From time to time there will be special services and joint celebrations with the other two churches in the parish. We celebrate our Patronal Festival in April. Please visit the News section for details.

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