Priest in Charge’s message

Message from Revd Sara-Jane Stevens

May 2022

Welcome to our parish website.

I hope you find what you are looking for here, if not, you can get in touch with Lotte or Revd Sara-Jane in the Parishes Office.

There is a lot of information on here, why not start with this week’s Telescope, our weekly newsletter.  Then you can search for future activities on the calendar – like the St. Mary’s Thakeham Flower Festival, Friday 10th June – Sunday 12thJune 2022.

Spring has most definitely sprung in our part of Sussex!  The daffodils were amazing this year, earlier than expected and more abundant than usual.  Now the bluebells are in full flower.  There is such a feeling of hope in the budding life of spring.  In the church we have just celebrated Easter, a feast of hope coming from the new life that burst from a tomb in the Middle East two thousand years ago.  We need so much hope and peace in our world at the moment, and this is our constant prayer.

If you missed our Easter services, you can still visit either St. Mary’s in Sullington or Thakeham to see the last of our festive lilies.  Come and sit a while in the peace and ask God to fill you with the hope of the season.  All 3 of our churches are open daily between about 10am-5pm.  You may need to wriggle the door handles to gain access, they are rather old!

There are at least two Sunday services each week in the parishes, and all are most welcome to attend, see ‘calendar’ or ‘Telescope’ for details.  You will find a warm welcome, space to be quiet or join in and the open arms of the inclusive Creator God who made you.  See you there.

Revd Sara-Jane Stevens
Priest-in-Charge of Sullington and Thakeham with Warminghurst parishes.