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Current Prayer Diary now has it's own page here


Bottle Tops Update: In June we collected 32,131! YTD 116,440, truly amazing, thank you! There is the latest Bottle Top Newsletter on the notice board, please take a look! Many thanks - Anne

Posted: 23.07.2019

Men's Breakfast dates - All Saints, Crowborough. Saturday 14th September - Dave Pickett: Former Royal Marine Commando for 12 years, served in Northern Ireland, Falklands War and United Nations Peacekeeping Force, Cyprus. Saturday 16th November - Derek Harkness : ex policeman who was suspended for death of Blair Peach and came to faith in Christ. Details to follow.

Posted: 23.07.2019

Save the Date - Saturday Evening - 28th September. The 'Charcoal Burners' will be performing at Framfield Church. We are hosting this social event in conjunction with the PTA of Framfield CE Primary School. Proceeds will go to the School Roof Fund. Details to follow.

Posted: 24.06.2019

Next Prayer Meeting   We will be having a break through August. We return on 7th September then each meet every fortnight starting promptly at 10am (finish by 11am) in the Gage Chapel - followed by coffee and biscuits /cakes. Please think about attending and giving it a go! All welcome.

Posted: 30.07.2019

Church Rota - Vacancies

Two persons to join the Welcome Team (once a month)

One person to help Margaret Smith with post service refreshments in the church hall (once a month).

If anyone feels the urge, please speak to Jerry Pryke or email Thank you.

Posted: 11.06.2019

News from Martyn and Vivien Stenning - Walking the Camino Way Dear all, We have now completed our Camino to Finisterre in Galicia and have made it to Bilbao where we will catch a ferry back. We are having a bit of a break from our long hike and will visit the Guggenheim art museum and the coast before returning to Sussex. We noticed quite a few changes after leaving Santiago. Many of the people we had met along the way ended their Caminos there, so we made new friends. However we found many of the Galician churches were locked, locals often seemed less friendly and we encountered more health issues. We are looking forward to our journey home and hoping that we might see some Whales in the bay of Biscay which in some parts is up to 4km deep!!! We are both well, feel enriched by our experiences and are happy. With our love. Vivien and Martyn xx

Posted: 10.07.2019

News from Martyn & Vivien - Walking the Camino Way Hello everyone, Today is Sunday 2nd June, the weather is bright this morning and it has been very hot walking for the last few days, reaching around 32°C by 3pm. We have had 2 wonderful stays, one staying with 5 young nuns and the other with brothers in monastery. The nuns had beautiful voices, a real sense of humour, as well as kindness and words of wisdom. The brothers were very down to earth and welcomed all of us with chocolates, shared meals and again blessed us all with their knowledge of English. I have come away from those 2 places with increased happiness, and 2 little meaningful gifts of words and symbols. The Camino is a place for sharing problems and overcoming obstacles in a unique environment in a capsule of time. Here we feel safety. So now I must get going for the walk again lots of love Vivien and Martyn xx

Posted: 11.06.2019

News from Martyn & Vivien - Walking the Camino Way. Hello everyone, We have now walked over 500 kilometres and have another 500 to go. So we are at the half way stage and are in Burgos. There is a Camino routine which we have been getting into:- Getting up at 6am, getting breakfast along the way, finding accommodation by 2:30pm, washing clothes and showering in the afternoon, resting the feet until supper. Eating together with other pilgrims and bed around 8:30!! Lights out at 9pm!!! Sleeping with ear plugs in. So that's a little taster of our life on the Camino.

With love to all Vivien and Martyn xx

Posted: 26.05.2019

Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub - Reminder: Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub (10.00 am Sunday Service). The landlord is happy for members of the church family to use the pub car park provided cars are parked at the far end of the car park and removed by 11.30 am sharp.

Posted: 12.05.2019

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Update

Many thanks to everyone who attended the APCM on 23rd April.

There were no nominations received regarding the appointment of two Churchwardens so the current situation is unfortunately ongoing. However, there is a welcome return to the PCC for Freddy Pratt who was nominated on the evening - thank you, Freddy.

We hope to shortly make a new appointment for the position of Treasurer. Unfortunately, Pat Marchant has had to resign with immediate effect due to ill health.

The following positions are still open should anyone feel a Godly nudge!

  1. Prayers for the intercessions (Sunday services)
  2. Advertising Officer - Notice boards, social media etc
  3. Church cleaning/brass - several places
  4. Flower Rota - several places
  5. Vocational - could you lead an evening service?
  6. Could you lead a small group?

Posted: 28.04.2019

Jesus heals the broken hearted - You just have to give Him the pieces. Life is usually a mixture of highs and lows, enjoyments and disappointments. It's not a bad thing to reflect on the past provided our reflections are life enhancing. However, dwelling on negative events can draw us into a place of unhappiness or remorse that is sometimes very difficult to extract ourselves from. Wherever there is unhappiness there is also a root cause and unless we can deal with the root an optimistic outlook on life will always be blighted. God extends a promise to everyone that He can make 'all things new'; a fresh start and a bright new future. If you would like a confidential listening ear and the opportunity to be prayed for so that God can bless you and fulfil His promise then please get in touch.

Posted: 21.04.2019

Diocesan Healing Day - 'IN HIS NAME' - Go into all the World. Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Handouts and talks will be available soon on this website

Posted: 03.03.2019

Readers please! In our parish schools, we are striving to ensure that all our pupils are truly engaged in reading and are given the opportunity to read widely and broadly. With this in mind, Blackboys School would really like some help with some volunteer readers who could hear children read in their Infant Classes. Naturally, this would be subject to Safeguarding Checks and volunteers would receive a short training session before hearing readers. Volunteers truly make a big difference to individual children's engagement with reading and general self-esteem. If you feel you are able to help, please contact Blackboys School Office: 890423 and leave a message for Headteacher Mr Graham Sullivan who will be delighted to discuss further. Thank you.

Posted: 22.02.2019

Children's Church for Nursery and Primary school aged children It is with regret that we will not be continuing with Children's Church for the foreseeable future. If anyone feels they would like to get involved and take over running a Child focused Sunday school, please advise Chris. Thank you, Michelle and Gavin.


Church Membership - If you have been coming to Framfield Church for a while do please consider becoming a member of the church. We value new members joining and sharing their gifts and talents but also having an influence on how the church is shaped for the future. Application forms are at the back of church; please return to Barbara Trickey our Electoral Roll Officer.

Posted: 11.09.2018

Legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage

Just in case you were wondering? I have been asked by several church members whether or not I approved of same sex marriage or whether same - sex ceremonies would be held at Framfield Church in the future. The short answer is an emphatic 'No'. Personally, I get quite cross that the word 'Marriage' is being used for a same-sex partnership; Marriage is the exclusive relationship between a man and a woman and is and will remain foundational to the building of sound families and the children that are born into them. Despite what Parliament thinks and what pressure groups would have us believe this is the natural order of the world we live in. If you wish to follow the political debate have a look at the Coalition for Marriage website (

Revd Chris Lawrence.

Posted: 30.03.2014

Sunday BCP Communion Service

Please note the service time change from 8.30 back to 8.00 am on Sundays, this will be effective until October 2019:

The next service will therefore be at 8.00 am on 18th August

Posted: 06.08.2019

Notices for inclusion in the fortnightly notice sheet.

If you have a relevant notice that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the Church Notice Sheet would you please e.mail to the editor - Antonia Wright. Thank you.

Posted: 04.02.2014

Churchyard Management Plan:

bd06412_            The Draft Plan may be read in full here                          

bd06412_            For more information contact Sally Clifton

Posted: 26.03.2012

Couldn't get to church last Sunday?

Sunday 10am sermons and talks are now being recorded and uploaded to the church website. If you miss the Sunday morning service in future you can now go to:

to listen to the talk given by Chris or whoever else is giving the talk on that Sunday - or just click the link on the home page.

Posted: 29.08.2010

Web site for St Thomas a Becket- Our church website has now been running for over fifteen years. The site aims to be a useful resource to church members, and also to reach out to potential new members. We hope you will take a look and find it useful. We try very hard to keep it up to date and relevant. Any questions, comments or suggestions, e.mail us here

Posted: 12.05.2019

Regular at St Thomas a Becket? Then why not become a voting member - Electoral Roll forms are at the back of the church.

Posted: 28.03.2010