Cream Teas in Fulking on Saturday in aid of St Andrew’s

Cream teas
If you are out and about this coming Saturday (25th), please do come and visit us at Fulking Village Hall where we will be serving coffee and cake, and cream teas from 11:00am until 4:00pm. There will be bric-a-brac to browse through and Book Nook will also be open where we have had an influx of new books (more books always welcome).

Jane Warne

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Village Hall, Wednesday 15th May 2019, 7:30pm

Agenda: Annual Meeting of Council

1. Chairman’s Welcome
2. Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman
3. Close

Agenda: Annual Parish Meeting

1. Apologies for Absence
2. Approval of minutes APM 10/5/2018
3. Chairman’s report
4. Reports from District & County Councillors
5. Approval of 2018/19 Annual Return documents
6. Guest Speaker: TBA [Rev. Tim Harford, Downland Benefice]
7. Date of next meeting
8. Close

Refreshments — the public and press are cordially invited to attend.

Service Reduction

The Downland Benefice March 2019

Click the image to download the Downland Benefice flyer for March.

Henceforth, St. Andrew’s will have only one regular morning service a month which will be on the first Sunday at ten o’clock. This will fit in with a rota including all the four Benefice churches. There will also be occasional evening services — the first of which is on March 17th.

Eligible persons are urged to apply to be listed on the electoral roll.

The Electoral Roll


Click the image to download the Downland Benefice flyer for February.

This year the electoral roll starts from scratch again. Regular worshippers or those living in the parish who meet the eligibility criteria set out on the application form are eligible to be listed on the church electoral roll and this, in turn, will allow them to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting on April 7th.

Carol Service

St. Andrew's Edburton Carol Service

St. Andrew’s at 6:00pm on Sunday 16th December
Our Carol Service is earlier this year. Everyone is invited to join us and our new rector, Tim Harford, to start ‘the run in to Christmas’ by singing favourite carols in our beautiful candlelit church and enjoy refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies. We look forward to welcoming you then.

Jane Warne

N.B. the midnight mass for the benefice is at Pyecombe at 11.30pm.

Updated WWII history pamphlet now available

World War Two in Beeding and Bramber
Pat Nightingale and Ken Wilson-Wheeler have released an updated version of their pamphlet World War Two in Beeding and Bramber. New to this version is an interesting page devoted to Flying Officer Gerald Gordon Lonsdale whose memorial can be found above the organ in St. Andrew’s. Like the earlier WWI book, the pamphlet covers Beeding, Bramber, Edburton, Fulking and Small Dole. It includes brief biographies of those who died including Flight Sergeant James William Lucas (son of Percy Lucas) and Chief Officer John A. Ridge, both of Fulking.

The updated pamphlet (price £6.00) can ordered direct from Pat at Bowfell, Hyde Street, Upper Beeding, BN44 3TG (01903-812847) or via email.