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There are a variety of regular services held in the benefice each week.

Sunday

On the first Sunday of each month at 10.30am there is a shorter Family Eucharist at Bury that is suitable for people of all ages.

On the second and fourth Sundays of the month the mid-morning Eucharist at 10.30am is at St Giles’ church in Coldwaltham. This is a traditional service with choir.

On the third Sunday there is a traditional Sung Eucharist at St John’s in Bury at 10.30am.

For those who prefer a quiet Book of Common Prayer Communion service, this is celebrated at 8.00 am on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in St John’s, Bury and, in the summer months, St Nicholas’, Houghton.

If the early morning is not for you, but you would still like a service taken from the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer, then Hardham is the place for you with alternate Matins and Holy Communion services at 9.15am.

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month we have a joint Benefice service at 11am, using each of the four churches in turn. The next one is on 30th December at St John’s’, Bury. We will all share a lunch afterwards. All are welcome.

On the fourth Saturday of each month (except July, August and December) we have Messy Church in Bury CE School, West Burton Lane, Bury from 11am to 1pm. There are activities for all, and families are particularly welcome. There is a short service, then we share a lunch. There is no charge for the lunch, but a donation towards the cost of the food would be welcome. The next Messy Church is on Saturday 24th November. Please come!

Please remember to click on the link above for the details of all these services!

Special services eg Christmas are posted on the Latest News page. Click ‘Read More’ to view the full list.

Mid-week

On Thursdays at 9.30 am there is a quiet Eucharist at St Giles church. Following the service a Coffee Shop is open in nearby Sandham Hall.

Baptisms and Weddings

For information on baptisms and weddings please click on the links below.

Baptisms

Weddings

Quiet Mornings

Regular quiet mornings are held in the benefice. These mornings provide an oasis of silence in a busy world; a time of contemplation and quietness.

For further details please see our Quiet Garden page.

First Sunday of the Month
9:15am Matins Hardham
10:30am Family Eucharist Bury
Second Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion Bury
9.15am Holy Communion Hardham
10.30am Sung Eucharist Coldwaltham
Third Sunday of the Month
9:15am Matins Hardham
10:30am Family Eucharist Bury
Fourth Sunday of the Month
8.00am Holy Communion Bury
9.15am Holy Communion Hardham
10.30am Sung Eucharist Coldwaltham
Fifth Sunday of the Month
11.00am Holy Communion 29th July 2018  at St Nicholas’, Houghton followed by lunch. President and preacher The Venerable Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham.

Please see ‘The Link’ magazine for the correct Church.