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Notices

Current Prayer Diary now has it's own page here

 

The APCM is rapidly approaching and with it a time to review the past year. The Annual Report will be published next week for collection in church.

In addition to the hopeful appointment of two Churchwardens and one position on the PCC we have the following vacant positions:-

  1. Additional treasurer
  2. Prayers for the intercessions (Sunday services)
  3. Advertising Officer - Notice boards, social media etc
  4. Church cleaning / brass - several places
  5. Flower Rota - several places
  6. Vocational - could you lead an evening service?
  7. Could you lead a small group?
  8. The Friends AGM will be precede the APCM at 7.00pm

Posted: 16.04.2019

St Thomas a Becket Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held in the Church Hall, Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 7.45 pm. We are aiming to fill one vacancy on the PCC and appoint two Church Wardens. Details to follow. The Friends AGM will be precede the APCM at 7.00 pm

Posted: 21.04.2019

Easter - Clergy Leave

Please note: The church office will be closed from Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th April and Wednesday 1st -3rd May 2019 inc.

In case of emergency please speak to the Deputy Warden Mrs Delia Gillies - Tel 01825 890825. Emails and messages will be answered on 29th April and ASAP after the 7th May.

Posted: 21.04.2019

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.
Contact details above - Rev Chris Lawrence.

Posted: 21.04.2019

Rogation Service 12th May

Family Service at Church followed by BBQ in the Vicarage Garden (if wet - Church Hall) All Welcome. For catering purposes please sign up on the sheet at the back of church

Posted: 21.04.2019

Milk Bottle tops: Don't despise the day of small beginnings! We have collected 48,920 milk bottle tops so far this year! I An amazing amount. We had only reached 11,561 at this time last year. Many thanks everyone - Anne

Posted: 16.04.2019

Next Prayer Meeting - NO MEETING on Saturday 20th April. The next meeting will therefore be on 4th May. We 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: 19.04.2019

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

2019 - A New Beginning ?

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. Contact details above - Rev Chris Lawrence.

Posted: 17.03.2019

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.

Posted:23.01.2019

Wanted - Christian Aid Representative - Framfield. The Uckfield Christian Aid committee are looking for someone to help with organising the annual collection in May. The amount collected each year from Framfield is not inconsiderable, and makes a big difference to the work of Christian Aid throughout the world. If anyone feels as though they could help please contact John & Teresa Lane for further information. Email teresa@john-lane.co.uk or phone 01435 408947.

Posted: 22.02.2019

Milk Bottle Tops Update!

Update! The Milk bottle top collection is going very well so far this year. 22,080 were collected from me. This year the money raised will be going towards the new Urology Unit at the Eastbourne & District Hospital. This new investigation unit will have 10 treatment rooms. Patients may have treatment using the Da Vinci Robot which we contributed towards previously. Prostate cancer sufferers will also be seen in this unit. Please keep saving the milk bottle tops and many thanks. Anne Taylor

Posted: 22.02.2019

Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub (10am 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 11.30am sharp.

Posted: 13.12.2018

Help needed - we could really do with filling the spaces on the Rota for general church cleaning and brass cleaning. If you feel you could help out please speak to Jerry Pryke - Thank you.

Posted: 07.09.2018

Help needed - We have a few spaces to fill for Sidespersons (Service Preparation and Welcome). If you feel you could help out please speak to Jerry Pryke or Revd Chris - An outline of the duties are at the back of church (It's the sheet with the Smiley Face in the corner!). There are also a few spaces on the Rota for Church and Brass cleaning.

Posted:10.06.2018

Diocesan Healing Day - 'Abundant Life - Life in all its Fullness
Saturday 17th February 2018, Eastbourne. Keynote Speaker was Canon J John,
International evangelist, minister, speaker, social activist and author.

You can read the handouts here.

Posted:18.02.2018

Tasks related to the management of the Church; Church Hall and Churchyard
We have a collective responsibility to look after our Church buildings and Churchyard and maintain them to acceptable standards (Please see the list on the notice board). As some are aware a significant number of the tasks have been fulfilled by a small group of individuals. However, there is a need for some to step back and allow others to volunteer. If you have an interest to assist in one or more of these tasks and would like to discuss them further please get in touch with me - many thanks, John Mordaunt.

Contact numbers: Land: 01825 890443, Mobile: 07989 587459.

Church Notice Board. Many thanks to Gary & Katie for volunteering to change the board for forthcoming services - much appreciated.

Posted: 05.11..2017

Church Flowers - Help! There are quite a few gaps in this year's flower rota and we could really do with some "new blood". Sarah Diplock is prepared to be in charge of flowers but she can't be in sole charge. No special skills are needed. Is there anybody out there who could help Sarah organise the flowers or are willing to go on the rota? For further information, please contact Sarah on 01825 890824 or sarah@framfield.net

Posted: 13.03.2017

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

THE PRAYER CORNER - Many thanks to Robin and Pam for setting up the Prayer Corner which is now open and available for everyone. A book has been provided in which prayers for people and situations may be written each week and at the main Sunday service, the book will be offered as part of the prayers of the Church, although individual entries will not be read out. In this way, the needs of the whole community will be brought to God as part of the Church's weekly intercessions. There is also some literature available which can be used to assist with praying, or taken away. In due course there will be a bowl and some tea-light candles. We trust this resource will be of value as a place of quiet prayer and meditation for everybody.

Posted: 14.03.2016

Fund Raising Events.

As a parish we are very fortunate to have a full-time Minister of our own, but the Church needs to raise more money to cover the cost. Currently we only pay about 50% of the actual cost, so we need to do all we can to say thank to the Diocese for allowing us this privilege. To do this the PCC propose to hold a number of Fund Raising Events each year and require someone to take on a Co-ordinator role to oversee the planning and execution of such events. If you feel able to assist in this important work please speak to Revd Chris Lawrence or our Treasurer, Pat Marchant.

Posted: 25.10.2017

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 (www.c4m.org.uk).

Revd Chris Lawrence.

Posted: 30.03.2014

Giving - If you have joined us recently, you may be interested in the various ways we financially support the Church and the Ministry in Framfield. The weekly envelope scheme is very convenient and they are available from the stewards or by Standing Order (mandates available from the stewards). If you pay Income Tax please complete the Gift Aid section because the value is then increased by 20% as we can reclaim part of the Tax you pay. How much to give? Ask God prayerfully what is right for you, then smile. He isn't interested in money that you feel has been prized from your hand. If you have been a member for some time and can't remember when you last revised your commitment, how about it? Thank you.

Posted: 16.02.2014

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 21st April

Posted: 16.04.2019

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:

http://www.framfieldchurch.org.uk/flashmp3player/playmp3

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 eleven 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: 12.01..2014

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