Church of England Diocese of Chichester Pyecombe

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

Welcome to the Churches of the Downland Benefice.

Nestling behind the South Downs, these four small churches all date back to the 13th century or beyond, and are a joy to visit – places of calm and quiet in a busy world.

Yet the buildings are not our only treasure.

The Downland Benefice Churches are places where you will find a worshipping congregation that is warm and welcoming, and worship that is straightforward but uplifting.

Whether you are interested in the history of our lovely churches, planning a wedding or looking for a place of worship, we can guarantee a warm welcome. The churches are all open in daylight hours, and our patterns of services can be found on this website.

Contact details for church officers and for clergy can be found in the porch of the Church and also on this website. You can contact us by ‘phone on 01273 857456, or you can e-mail us on: [email protected]

Get in touch

Rev Tim Harford

The Rectory The Street Poynings Brighton

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Evening Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for 30m

Church Hill

This is an opportunity for quiet reflection at the beginning or end of the day, as well as being a time when intercessions are offered on a regular basis for those who ask for our prayers. It is a said service, and we use the liturgy for Morning and Evening Prayer in Common Worship, with seasonal variations. The service includes a psalm and a reading from both Old and New Testaments.

Services are currently being held via Zoom.

5 Apr 2020, 7:30 p.m.