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Weekday Activities in the Churches of Hartfield and Coleman's Hatch

Every Wednesday: 14:45 St Mary’s School Service
Every Friday: 10:00 Peace Prayers at St Mary’s 

Thy Kingdom Come – a message from Bishop Richard

Over the last few years, Archbishop Justin’s Thy Kingdom Come initiative seems to have captured peoples’ imagination. Indeed the Archbishop has said that “I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit.” It has now become an annual event where we are being encouraged to pray for 5 friends to come to know Jesus Christ. The main focus of prayer is between Ascension day and Pentecost. There is a great website with resources, videos and even a day by day prayer guide or novena for the days between Ascension and Pentecost.

Whether you are happy praying in an extemporary way or find it easier to prayer with set prayers, there are resources for you.

The website is: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/prayerresources#churches

A number of Churches in the diocese will be holding their own events in that period and there are some bigger events for a wider constituency which are listed here:

Events

There are events in each Archdeaconry, although many churches will be holding their own activities as well.

We particularly want to draw your attention to the Beacon event at Chichester Cathedral.

Brighton and Lewes Archdeaconry

Ecumenical celebration and prayer vigil: St. Patrick’s, Hove, Saturday, June 3rd at 7.30 pm.

Chichester Archdeaconry

Chichester Cathedral:

Prayer space in the north aisle from May 31– June 3 open all day

Prayer celebration led by musicians from the Point. Saturday, June 3, 7.30

Hastings Archdeaconry

Ecumenical prayer and worship event: Eastbourne Bandstand, Sunday, May 28 (afternoon, check locally for

exact times)

Prayer and worship event: Holy Trinity Hastings, Ascension Day, Thursday, May 25, 7.00 for 7.30pm

Horsham Archdeaconry

Ecumenical prayer and worship event: Crawley, May 28 Details TBC

Share the light - social media campaign

You also might want to help with TKC social media campaign: To inspire people to take the pledge share your own image of light on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use either this text below or any variation you’d like on it:

I’ve made my #Pledge2Pray for #ThyKingdomCome. Make yours today and let's light up the world with prayer! https://www.thykingdomcome.global/#Pledge2Pray

Monday Morning Prayer Time

Monday's 9-9.30am in St Mary's Church. This will start on 20th February after half term. The Rector and anyone who would like to join her, will be meeting in the church from 9-9.30am to pray for the Parishes and the School. There will also be moments of reflection as we consider God's word for the day. We will meet in the Lady Chapel. Rev Julie

Upcoming Events

  1. Trinity Cafe, Trinity Hall

    May 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Ascension Day Service

    May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. RUSH Diocesan Youth Camp

    May 26 - May 29
  4. BCP at St Marys

    May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  5. Café Church at St Mary’s

    May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  6. Holy Communion at Holy Trinity

    May 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  7. Churchyard Working Party

    June 3 @ 9:30 am
  8. All Age Communion at St Mary’s with Sunday Discoverers

    June 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  9. Matins at Holy Trinity

    June 4 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  10. Choral Evensong at Holy Trinity

    June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Calling All Young People of Hartfield and Coleman's Hatch

PULSE runs from 7:35-8:45pm on Mondays at Hartfield Village Hall. It’s for school years 9,10,11+ and new peeps are always welcome – just come along and see. 

PULSE is pure social with everything we have at HYPE Youth Group + Wi-Fi + Unlimited Tuck + more! 

In the summer term, we also try to make every club night ‘special’ with lots of fun outdoor activities (weather permitting).

HYPE runs from 6:15-7:25pm on Mondays at Hartfield Village Hall. It’s for school years 7 and 8 and new peeps are always welcome – just come along and see. 

HYPE is pure social with a tuck shop, air hockey table, chill out space, your music on demand, pool, table tennis, soft ball games and lots more! In the summer term, we also try to make every club night ‘special’ with lots of fun outdoor activities (weather permitting).

Rev. Karen Higgs

Karen will be ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Cross Uckfield on 10th June at 6pm. Please put this date in your diary. Karen will then serve in our parishes for a further three years.

WHAT IS ALPHA?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions for anyone who's curious about the Christian faith. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. At any point, if you think Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge.

In Hartfield there will be nine sessions with a day away in the middle. You have the option of attending either Monday early afternoon sessions with light lunch, or on Thursday evenings with supper. There are Alpha invitations with more details in both churches and sign up sheets in St Mary’s and Holy Trinity.

SUNDAY DISCOVERERS AND THE BIG BREAKFAST

Our Sunday groups have changed at St Mary’s, with Sunday Discoverers for 4-8 year olds with games, song, stories and crafts on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and The Big Breakfast (food and discussion of life’s big questions) for 9 years+ on the 3rd Sunday.

We are meeting in a new venue with drop off from 9:15 - please get in contact with Katrina Thomas (Children and Family Worker) for more information on 07777 630249 or katrina.thomas@outlook.com