St John the Baptist, Findon

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The church of St John the Baptist, Findon, founded in the 11th Century, is set apart from the village.  It can be found just off the A24 - south of the Findon roundabout - next to Findon Place at the foot of Church Hill. It’s of a good size and its mixture of new pews and chairs can easily accommodate a couple of hundred people. Recent fundraising has enabled a kitchenette and toilet to be built, providing much-needed modern facilities.  Services are: First Sunday of month 8.00am Eucharist (and 10.00am Family Service in Findon Village Hall); Second Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist; Third Sunday 8.00am Eucharist & 9.30am Family Communion; Fourth Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist.  On Fifth Sundays the Sung Eucharist is taken in turns by Findon Church at 9.30am, or Clapham & Patching churches at 10.00am.  There is also a 10.00am Eucharist every Tuesday morning and a morning prayer service at 9am at Findon Church on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Helena Buque
The Rectory
School Hill
BN14 0TR
(01903) 873601 (Rev'd Helena Buque)

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8am Eucharist
Every first and third Sunday of the month
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist at 9.30am
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
9.30am Family Communion, 3rd Sunday
A Communion Service for all ages. Children welcome.
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Findon Village Hall Family Service, 1st Sunday of month
This is a simple service in an informal setting and is ideal for families with children or new Christians finding their way. It lasts about 40 minutes. Breakfast beforehand from 9.15am, too!
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments


Tuesday Eucharist
Eucharist on Tuesdays in the Lady Chapel
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
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Rumours of Angels
Our chior will be performing Rumours of Angels (an advent musical by Graham Kendrick) on December 2nd at 4pm. This will be followed by Christmas refreshments.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Tree Festival
St John the Baptist Church, Findon is having a Christmas Tree Festival, Come and enjoy the atmosphere of our 11th Century church decorated with lots of Christmas tree's. There will be refreshments and stalls. The church will be open from 10am - 6pm on Saturday, and 11am till 4pm on the Sunday.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 10:00 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments
Christmas Tree Festival
Day 2 of our Christmas Tree Festival. The church will be open from 11am - 4pm. Please come and join us!
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 11:00 AM
All Day Event
9 Lessons and Carols
Join us for 9 lessons and carols at 5pm, St John the Baptist, Findon.
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes
Findon Living Nativity
Please join us for our annual Living Nativity. We meet at Findon Village Hall before 6.15pm, the procession leaves the village hall at 6.15pm. We walk through the village to The Gun Inn for refreshments and carols.
Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 6:15 PM for 1 hour
Midnight Mass
St John the Baptist will be holding Midnight Mass starting at 11pm.
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 11:00 PM for ½ hour
Crib Service with Christingle
Please join us at Findon Church for our 3pm Crib service with Christingle.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for 40 minutes
Christmas Day
Please join us for Christmas Day Family Eucharst at St John the Baptist Church, Findon.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Brass Rubbing
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Priest in charge: The Revd Helena Margareta BUQU
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4919
Diocesan ID: AE0411
Built: 11th Century
Archdeaconry: CHICHESTER (101)
Deanery: WORTHING (10107)
Benefice: Findon w Clapham and Patching (10/141BX)
Parish Legal Name: Findon, Clapham and Patching (100126 )
CofE Church Info: (610130 10/130)
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The current editor is: Dawn Mann

This page was last updated on Friday 20th October 2017
St John the Baptist : Findon A24 by-pass, Findon, West Sussex, BN14 0RF - Findon A24 by-pass, just south of the Findon roundabout, up the private road to Findon Place. Sign posted from A24.

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