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Welcome to Holy Trinity Cuckfield!

We are a community of living faith bound together by our love of Jesus Christ, and our desire is to make his love known to those we meet, both within our village and beyond. Ours is a community marked by good humour, sympathetic understanding, and open hospitality.

Our parish covers the beautiful Sussex village of Cuckfield, and the smaller communities of Ansty and Staplefield, all of which are served by Holy Trinity, Cuckfield, an ancient building with stunning views towards the South Downs. A church is believed to have existed in Cuckfield for over a thousand years, and our beautiful church stands as a sign and constant reminder, to all who see and visit it, that God’s love is constant and abiding.

At the heart of our parish life is worship, and we enjoy a strong musical heritage. Our services follow a wide variety of styles both formal and informal. Our main Parish Eucharist each Sunday at 9.45am follows the modern-language Common Worship texts and is supported by our superb organ and robed choir. We also have informal family services (1st Sunday of every month), as well as quieter daily communion or prayer services, a monthly Little Ones' Service, and choral celebrations to mark most feast-days in the year.

We have a flourishing weekly round of activities and small groups, and our vision is of a community where village and church are one. Following a major re-ordering project in 2012, our church hosts regular concerts and other public events, most famously our annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Next to the church is the Old School, which is in constant use for a range of community activities, and where a range of rooms can be booked for private functions.

Our latest news, service times, and full details of all aspects of church life can be found at our parish web site www.holytrinitycuckfield.org. Please do explore our website and, better still, know that if you visit us you will receive a warm welcome at Holy Trinity, at any of our services or events.

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Please contact the Church Office for all information about the parish. It is located in the Old School (adjacent to the church) and is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 12.00. Gill, our Church Office Secretary, will be pleased to help you with information about services, baptism, confirmation, weddings and general church enquiries. Telephone (01444) 456461 or call into the office at The Old School and you will be made very welcome:

Church Office
The Old School
Church Street
Cuckfield
West Sussex
RH17 5JZ

Full details about everything in the parish can be found at http://www.holytrinitycuckfield.org/
(01444) 456461

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Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Friday 9th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
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Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Friday 9th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Carol Service
A traditional carol service, among the scent and sight of a church full of beautifully lit and decorated Christmas Trees!
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments Christmas Carols
The Cuckfield Nativity
Join us as we journey from the church, hearing the Christmas Story as we travel through the churchyard and area around the church, singing carols, meeting Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds, Fluffy the (real) sheep, and kings before we find the Holy Family in the Old School, and enjoy mulled wine, etc. Bring a torch, and wrap up warm as well!
Friday 16th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Family Carol Service
An all-age service of carols and hearing the Christmas story.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Nine Lessons & Carols
Traditional service of readings and carols to take us through the Christmas story, supported by our organ and choir.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families, in Church. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Crib Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families, in Church. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Stable Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families with babies and toddlers, in the Old School. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Celebratory service with Communion, in Church. This is a very popular service, so early arrival is strongly recommended!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Parish Eucharist
A celebratory service of hymns, carols, and readings, with Communion.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols
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Sunday

Holy Communion
8:00 am: Holy Communion: A quiet said service. Follows Common Worship (modern language) on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month, and the Book of Common Prayer on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Service
9:45 am: Family Service (1st Sundays only): A monthly Service (usually non-Eucharistic) of praise teaching and worship involving the music group and suitable for all ages.
Every first Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Parish Eucharist
9:45 am: Parish Eucharist: A modern language communion service with a sermon, hymns, choir and organ. Sunday's Cool members (and Pathfinders) join their parents just before the administration of Communion.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
11:00 am: Holy Communion (1st Sundays only): BCP with hymns.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Baptism
12:00 noon: Holy Baptism (4th Sundays only): Most months of the year, with worship songs.
Every fourth Sunday at 12:00 PM for 1 hour
Evensong
6:00 pm: Evensong: A Book of Common Prayer act of worship with a sermon, hymns, choir participation and time for quiet prayer.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Evening Communion
6:00 pm: Evening Communion (2nd Sundays only): Communion liturgy with space for reflection and prayer, Biblical teaching or debate, hymns and worship songs.
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Monday

Morning Prayer
Monday 9:00 am: Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Little Ones' Service
Little Ones' Service a fun time with a story, some songs and a prayer.
Every first Tuesday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly

Wednesday

Holy Communion
Wednesday 10:15 am: Holy Communion (followed by Vicar's coffee & cake - all welcome)
Every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for ½ hour
Refreshments

Thursday

Holy Communion
Thursday 9:00 am: Holy Communion (Celtic inspired liturgy with short discussion)
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour

Friday

Holy Communion
Friday 11:00 am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Every Friday at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
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Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Friday 9th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Tree Festival
The first festival was held in 2003. It was a tremendous success and is now held annually due to popular demand! To date we have raised 56,035 pounds for charity. All are welcome. For full details visit the Festival website at http://www.cuckfieldctf.org.uk/index.html ADMISSION CHARGE Four pounds. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Profits will be shared between our partner charity and Holy Trinity Church. OPENING TIMES Friday 9th December 11.30am until 7.30pm Saturday 10th December 11.30am until 6.30pm Sunday 11th December 11.30am until 5.00pm, followed by a Carol Service at 6pm. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS will be available in The Old School, opposite the church. Light lunches are served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday followed by afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from 11.30am up to about 5pm on all three days. LIVE MUSIC will be a feature throughout the Festival. Choirs, soloists, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists will play and sing for our visitors. Please see our Festival Music programme for more information. The festival will end with a special service of CAROLS among the trees at 6pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Old School.
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 11:30 AM
All Day Event
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Carol Service
A traditional carol service, among the scent and sight of a church full of beautifully lit and decorated Christmas Trees!
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments Christmas Carols
The Cuckfield Nativity
Join us as we journey from the church, hearing the Christmas Story as we travel through the churchyard and area around the church, singing carols, meeting Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds, Fluffy the (real) sheep, and kings before we find the Holy Family in the Old School, and enjoy mulled wine, etc. Bring a torch, and wrap up warm as well!
Friday 16th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Family Carol Service
An all-age service of carols and hearing the Christmas story.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Nine Lessons & Carols
Traditional service of readings and carols to take us through the Christmas story, supported by our organ and choir.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families, in Church. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Crib Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families, in Church. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Stable Service
Short Christmas service aimed especially for families with babies and toddlers, in the Old School. Due to limited capacity, entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free, and are available from Gill in the Church Office, in the Old School, Mon-Fri 9-12am.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Celebratory service with Communion, in Church. This is a very popular service, so early arrival is strongly recommended!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Parish Eucharist
A celebratory service of hymns, carols, and readings, with Communion.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

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

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ

 
Brass Rubbing
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Every day from 8.30 am until 5 pm
Audio-Visual
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4865
Diocesan ID: BG0411
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: CUCKFIELD (10201)
Benefice: Cuckfield (10/098 K)
Parish Legal Name: Cuckfield (100154 )
CofE Church Info: (610154 10/154)
Short URL: acny.uk/4865/
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