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

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SUNDAY 11:00am HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)

SUNDAY 9:15am HOLY COMMUNION (CW)

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REMBERING HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE PHILLIP    10 JUNE 1921 – 9 APRIL 2021


Following the death of HRH Prince Phillip the Bishop of Chichester has requested that all churches are open for anyone who wishes to offer thanks and prayers for his life of public dedication and prayers for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time.

 If you wish, you are welcome to light a candle.

 We due to COVID restrictions are not able to leave a book for condolences. An on-line book of condolences is available for you to sign on the Church of England’s Official Website. The Church of England

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Coronavirus – St Nicolas and St Wilfrids’ Churches

Last updated 24 February, 2021

Public Worship Services Recommencing

Following the prime minister’s upbeat announcement of the road map out of lockdown on 22nd February, along with the successful rollout of the vaccination programme – The Standing Committee agree it seems reasonable to resume public worship in our churches from this coming Sunday (28th February).

The virus is obviously still prevalent, which means there are risks involved in coming together again – but provided we observe social distancing, wear our masks, use the hand sanitiser, don’t sing the hymns, and refrain from coffee afterwards – it will be almost like normal!

The weekly pew sheets will continue, which will give a regular opportunity for updates should the situation change. A copy can be found here on the News and Reviews page.

For full guidance in respect of management of the coronavirus situation in Churches visit the Church of England website.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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COME AND SING

We are seeking to increase the membership of our choir at St Nicolas. If you would like to ‘Come and Sing’ we will be please to see you.

Full details can be found on the Activities page.

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JOIN OUR SERVING TEAM

We are seeking new members for our serving team at St Nicolas to support the Celebrant at the Altar. If you would like to do this please speak to one of our Church Wardens, Linda Christian or Ken Phillips.

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Message from Fr. James Vine soon to be appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Pevensey

Fr. James Vine

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am very much looking forward to being Licenced as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Pevensey, in addition to my responsibilities as Vicar of Stone Cross and North Langney.

I am no stranger to Pevensey. My Parents both went to School in Pevensey and were Married at St. Nicolas. My Grandparents lived in the Village and I was Baptised at St. Nicolas on the 13th of August 1967. (Yes, I still have the certificate!)

I grew up down the road in Westham, went to Pevensey and Westham School and spent much of my childhood playing in the castle grounds or at the beach at the Bay.

I am married to Clare and we have two grown up Children; Chloe who is a Music Teacher and lives in Rye, and Sebastian who works for the infamous Wetherspoons in Bournemouth.

After a Career in Nursing, I trained for the Priesthood at St. Stephen’s House in Oxford and was ordained Deacon in 2000 and Priest in 2001. I served my curacy at St. Mary’s Old Town Eastbourne and then became Vicar of Saint Luke Stone Cross with North Langney in April 2003.

We have all struggled over the last year, and have had to explore our Faith in new ways, some successful and I suspect some less so, but we are slowly but surely returning to some sort of normality. I’m sure that by the time that I am Licenced as Priest in Charge here in September things will look far more familiar.

This is very much a new chapter in the lives of these two Parishes and I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead of us.

In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers for you all, and let’s be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we begin this new stage of our life together as the household of faith in these communities.

May Saint Nicolas, Saint Wilfrid and Saint Luke intercede for us as we journey on.

With every Blessing

Yours in Christ

Fr. James

The Reverend James Vine MA

OUR VICAR: FATHER TONY WINDROSS

  Father Tony took up his ministry to our parish on March 13th 2018, when he was licenced to the parish by our diocesan Bishop, Martin.
Father Tony is a part-time vicar of Pevensey.  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 the post-graduate certificate of education – 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 was fortunate to have Nicholas Reade as my ordination 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 CHURCH WARDENS

LINDA CHRISTIAN

Tel.: 01323 765481  Email: lindachristian35@gmail.com

KENNETH PHILLIPS

Tel.:07415 580651  Email: phillipsk42@yahoo.com

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

What to do if you have a concern

1. If a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of being harmed, please phone the police on 999.

2.For specific safeguarding concerns about a person or persons (child or vulnerable adult)  in the Parish of Pevensey (St Nicolas or St Wilfrids churches) please contact the Parish Safeguarding officer via email to denisemarples889@btinternet.com.
3.The phone number to call if you are worried about a child in East Sussex is 01323 464222, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls.

The Telephone number for Childline: 0800 1111

The Diocesan safeguarding website has much information

Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

Please follow the link below to our policy

Parish Safeguarding Policy

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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ST WILFRIDS HALL IS MANAGED BY A SEPARATE COMMITTEE, AND NOT BY THE CHURCHWARDENS. INFORMATION REGARDING ACTIVITIES AND WHAT’S ON IN THE HALL CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE at https://stwilfridschurchhall.webs.com 

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**PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKINGS AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES FOR USE OF ST WILFRIDS HALL SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO  THE BOOKINGS CLERK, KEITH HENDERSON  01323 460523, EMAIL stwilfridschurchhall@gmail.com **

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