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 St Nicolas Parish Church and St Wilfrid’s chapel-of-ease Pevensey

Appointment of Interim Vicar confirmed

We are delighted to announce that the appointment of Father Tony Windross has now been confirmed.  Father Tony will take up his ministry to our parish on Tuesday March 13th 2018, when he will be licenced to the parish by our diocesan Bishop, Martin.
Father Tony will be a part-time vicar of Pevensey, and he has expressed the hope that our wonderful team of retired clergy will continue to be involved in the parish ministry.  Below is Father Tony’s letter of  introduction to his future parishioners in Pevensey…….please read on….
“I was born in Margate, but grew up in Eastbourne. After leaving school I read economics and geography at Cambridge – and whilst there met and married Pat.
 We moved to Birmingham to study on the post-graduate certificate of education course – and I then taught in Eastbourne for 24 years, during which time our family steadily grew, with the arrival of four sons: Peter, David, Andrew and Paul. 
I began ordination training in 1990, and was fortunate to have Nicholas Reade as my training incumbent, and Tony Christian as my local tutor.
I was ordained in 1993, and was based at St Mary’s Eastbourne as a non-stipendiary minister, before moving in 1997 to East Grinstead as a full-time curate.
After two years, we moved to Sheringham in North Norfolk, where I was the vicar for nine years, before going in 2008 to Hythe in Kent, where I was vicar for six years.
 Wanting a fresh challenge, we then experienced rural ministry in Cornwall, where I’ve had responsibility for 8 churches over the last three years, combining this with being rural dean.
 Pat and I are very excited about this new adventure. We love the area, and look forward to getting to know the parish and people of Pevensey.”

Our wonderful building contractors undertaking the restoration of St Nicolas have now made the church ready to welcome visitors and worshippers alike! Parts of the church fabric are still “work in progress” while the wet masonry dries prior to plaster and paint being applied. While we are planning joyous Christmas celebration, we ask our visitors and congregation to take care, as there is still some scaffolding in the church and areas of temporary flooring which will remain in place for several weeks.
We look forward most warmly to welcoming you to St Nicolas, but the church will not be fully open to visitors as normal during hours of daylight until the contractors have finished in the New Year

Restoration work started on St Nicolas Church in September 2017 and will continue until approximately March 2018. Sadly we will not  able to welcome visitors to the church during the working hours of our building contractors. It is possible that some Sunday services may be cancelled or held at St Wilfrids instead. We will do our utmost to keep the church open. Bellringing is expected to resume in the New year.

Organist needed! St Nicolas Pevensey

If you could play our 2 manual 1960 Wood Wordsworth organ on Sunday morning for the 11am traditional Sung Eucharist BCP then we would love to hear from you.  We are a small parish church near Eastbourne, with a great tradition of music-making, a robed choir and a wonderful acoustic. Could you be the person to help our new vicar enhance the musical life of our church? Remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines plus weddings and funerals. Please click below to see our full job description and  call

Abigail 07788774127 (Churchwarden)

email: pevenseywarden@btinternet.com

Website: www.cofechurchespevensey.org.uk 

Job Description

We are open and welcoming to all, as you’ll find out if you join us after a service for some tea, coffee and biscuits. Our facilities include wheelchair access.

If you’re in the area and want to join in, our main service is on Sundays. Feel free to take part as much or as little as you want. We have many visitors from other churches and some that have never set foot inside a church before. You are welcome to just come to have a look.
If you are planning a wedding, christening or funeral, the churchwardens can help you.  Please contact us for further information and advice.

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Services

St Nicolas

St Wilfrid’s

SUNDAY   11.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

followed by coffee and refreshments

TUESDAY   4.15pm Evening Prayer is temporarily suspended .

SUNDAY 9.15am Holy Communion

followed by coffee and refreshments

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