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Welcome to St Denys' Church.
Founded 792AD. Present Church built from 1060.
This glorious village church is a symbol of the sturdy men of Sussex who built it long ago. The whole pageant of English history for 1200 years is bound up with this church; the forest men, the Norman soldiers, the hunted fugitives, peasants and farmers, the iron workers and the service men and women who prayed in this church in the dark days of two world wars. It now gives our people comfort, joy, fellowship and purpose in their lives.
The church you see is not a relic of a dead past, it is a meeting place of the people of the living present who come to worship God as their ancestors have done for 1200 years.
The interior lighting to the church has recently been upgraded as of January 2009 and now also the external floodlights to the building and tower.
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St Denys' Church
Tel: (01892) 852536
A Service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer.
No music. Short address.Every first third and fifth Sunday
at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
A family friendly service which usually features "Puppet Tree", our own puppet theatre. There will a mixture of hymns and choruses accompanied by our organist, choir and music group.Every first Sunday
at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
A family friendly Communion Service. Young children may attend the Junior Church in the Village Memorial Hall where there is also a creche. They will join the service and their families during the act of communion. Older children may attend Sermon Skivers during the sermon. There will be a mixture of hymns and choruses accompanied by our organist and choir. Every second fourth and fifth Sunday
at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
SHORTER PARISH COMMUNION
From the 20th January 2008 we will be trialling a slightly different style of communion on the 3rd Sunday morning. Entitled "Shorter Holy Communion", it will be a shorter, simpler service of 50 minutes in length. The service will be similar to our existing communion services, but with a shorter 5 minute illustrated address, tighter time on the prayers and the shorter Eucharistic prayer.
A service of this nature will provide our youngsters, who want to be part of a formal choir the opportunity to be with our regular choir members. It will give them a taster of what is involved in being a member of a choir and when they are older, if they would like, then they can be part of the choir on a weekly basis.
Every third Sunday
at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
An informal evening service which is often held in the Nevill Chapel. On the 1st and 3rd Sundays this will be Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. On the 2nd Sunday this will be Informal Worship and on the 4th Sunday it will be Night Prayer.
From January 2007 the following pattern of evening services will be trialed for a six month period.
1st Sunday - Holy Communion.
2nd Sunday - Informal Worship.
3rd Sunday - Sung Evening Prayer.
4th Sunday - Parish Prayer.
5th Sunday - All Age Worship.
Most Sundays (unless there is a Churches Together or Deanery event elsewhere) every Sunday
at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
A service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer. The service is held in the Nevill Chapel which is to the left of the choir stalls. Every first Wednesday
at 10:30 AM for 35 minutes
Parish Prayer Meeting
These meetings are held in the Nevill Chapel at 8:00pm and provide an opportunity for people to meet and pray about the life and ministry of the church, the local community, mission and charity and the wider world.
All are welcome to attend these meetings which follow a planned pattern but there is no expectation for anyone to pray aloud if they do not wish to do so. Some people read a prayer they have prepared before the meeting, some pray as they feel led at the time and others prefer to pray silently.Every second Wednesday
at 8:00 PM for ¾ hour
PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
God has given us prayer as a powerful and effective means to be involved in his plan for the world. When we pray, God hears us. He calls us to pray, to intercede, to stand for those who are unable to stand.
Our Christian brothers and sisters throughout the world are in need of our practical and prayer support. A prayer breakfast group is being organized to provide opportunity to gather in prayer, to learn more about the needs and experiences of our fellow believers and some of the practical ways in which we can help such as writing letters to key political figures and organizations.
It is planned to meet on the first Saturday of each month from 8am to 9am in the Nevill Chapel. After the meeting we will share breakfast together.
(very occasionally on another Saturday if there is a clash with a special event) every first Saturday
at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
A Church Near You ID: 5117
Diocesan ID: CX0911
Our Patron: Bishop of Chichester
CofE Church Info: (610487 10/487)
The current editor is: Julian Fitzherbert
St Denys : Church Road, Rotherfield, East Sussex, TN6 3LG
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