Church of England Diocese of Chichester Burgess Hill, St. Edward

St Edward's Church

St Edward's is a small and friendly church in the West of Burgess Hill. We offer a range of services, as well as running our community Cafe - the Mustard Seed (open on Thurs and Fri 10-2).

As a church we are an interesting mix! We value Scripture, Spirit and Sacrament. Some of our services include more traditional elements including incense, others are more informal, and we always want to allow space for the Holy Spirit to move amongst us.

In 2022 with the arrival of our new vicar Rev Jules Middleton, under the direction of the Bishop, we formed an 'Apostolic Partnership' with local church The Point, with the aim to revitalise St Edward's for the next season of Christ's church here. In Summer 2022 we finished a vision process to seek God's leading for the future of St Ed's and now find ourselves in an exciting season of putting that vision into place, wanting to see more people come to known the love of God and seeing the church grow. This includes 3 headlines:

- to start a new contemporary service (now on Wed eve)

- to develop a new community garden and garden service (1st Sun of the month)

- to seek funding to employ a Children, Families and Schools worker.

We are also aiming to be an inclusive church in all elements of the word. For example: we are working on our accessibility, thinking about how we can be better welcoming to those who are neurodiverse, are fully affirming of those in the LGBT+ community and aiming to be a place where all can engage in worship no matter who they are. This is an ongoing process, we don't always get it right, but we'd love you to join us as we try.



Safeguarding

The parish of Burgess Hill: St Edward is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Chichester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Rev Jules Middleton

St. Edward's Vicarage
7 Bramble Gardens
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8UQ

RH15 8UQ

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Sunday Communion

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 20 mins
Venue
St Edward's Church
Address
Royal George Rd/West St Burgess Hill, RH15 9TD, GB

10am Communion Service (on all Sundays except the 4th Sunday of the month)
This service includes more formal liturgy (ie: the words and prayers we use during the service), incense, mix of sung hymns & songs, with communion. Followed by refreshments.

Children’s activities run in the café space alongside this service with DBS checked & safeguarding trained leaders. We also have a children’s corner with toys & books in the main church if you prefer.

4th Sunday of the month / 10am Communion Service
On the 4th Sunday of each month our service is a bit more informal, has live music, no incense, children are included in the service, and we often host baptisms. If you would like to know more about having your child baptised please do get in touch.