St Mary's Church Balcombe, Balcombe

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A warm welcome from the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Balcombe, West Sussex

We are a thriving church community and we look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful church of St Mary’s in the delightful village of Balcombe.  Our country church is mainly of Victorian origin; however, records show there was a church on the site by 1090. 

We offer a variety of services drawing on both traditional and contemporary style.  We have groups for children of different ages, a four-part mixed choir, a committed group of bell ringers, house groups and Mothers’ Union gatherings.  We host activities and festivals, throughout the year, embracing the wider community in our friendly rural village.

Please do come and join us!

Christ, be our light!

Shine in our hearts

Shine through the darkness

Christ, be our light!

Shine in your church gathered today.

 

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Reverend Desmond Burton
The Rectory
Haywards Heath Road
Balcombe
West Sussex
RH17 3PA
01444 811249 (Rector)

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Parish Outings
Please contact Pennie Burton 01444 811249
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Coffee, Play and Praise
A short informal service for pre-school children held four times per year, including Teddy Bears' Tea Party in the Autumn. Please check website for details or call Emma Dunford 01444 819188.
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Locus Youth Group
11+ year olds
Every first Friday at 6:30 PM
 
Mothers' Union
Fellowship & tea - no meeting January and August. We have a Younger MU group that meet several times a year for supper & fellowship. For further details please contact Julia Wilson 01444 811304/Rosemary Corder 01444 811040
Every second Thursday at 2:15 PM
 
Monday House Groups
10.30am and 7.45 pm - further details please contact Charles and Julia Wilson 01444 811304
Monday at 10:30 AM
 
Monthly Wednesday Morning House Group
Fourth Wednesday in the month - for further details please call Pennie Burton 01444 811249
Every fourth Wednesday at 9:30 AM
 
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Sunday

Easter Services
MAUNDY THURSDAY - Thursday 13th April 7.00 pm: Said Eucharist 7.40 pm: Informal Agape Meal and Reflection. GOOD FRIDAY - Friday 14th April 10.00 am: Family Service Children take part in the story of the Last Supper and Good Friday ~ Hot Cross Buns after the service. 2.00pm: Easter Reflection with words and music. 6.30 pm: LOCUS Youth Group Passover type Meal and Easter Quiz at Rowhill House. EASTER DAY - ‘Christ is Risen!’ - Sunday 16th April 8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00 am: Family Service (with Easter eggs)
Every Sunday at
Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Sunday School on the third and fourth Sunday of each month - for more details please contact Jane Lindsay-Stewart 01444 811699
Every second third fourth fifth and last Sunday at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Family Service
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Evensong
Special services throughout the year. Please refer to our website.
Sunday at 6:00 PM

Monday

Monday House Groups
10.30am and 7.45 pm - further details please contact Charles and Julia Wilson 01444 811304
Monday at 10:30 AM

Tuesday

Bell Ringers' Practice
For further detail please contact John Moore 01444 810507
Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour

Wednesday

Monthly Wednesday Morning House Group
Fourth Wednesday in the month - for further details please call Pennie Burton 01444 811249
Every fourth Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Thursday

Mothers' Union
Fellowship & tea - no meeting January and August. We have a Younger MU group that meet several times a year for supper & fellowship. For further details please contact Julia Wilson 01444 811304/Rosemary Corder 01444 811040
Every second Thursday at 2:15 PM

Friday

Locus Youth Group
11+ year olds
Every first Friday at 6:30 PM
Choir Practice
Please contact Jeff Lloyd-Roberts for more details 07974 546348
Every Friday at 7:00 PM

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4767
Diocesan ID: BG0211
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: CUCKFIELD (10201)
Benefice: Balcombe (10/015 M)
Parish Legal Name: Balcombe (100152 )
CofE Church Info: (610152 10/152)
Short URL: acny.uk/4767/
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The current editor is: Jane Lindsay-Stewart

This page was last updated on Wednesday 12th April 2017
 
 
 
St Mary's Church Balcombe : London Rd/Handcross Rd, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6PX - The church is situated on the B2036 London Road (opposite the Handcross Road junction with B2036)

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