Churches

Churches have always held an important place in community life, and Westham Parish Council has very active churches. Details below are supplied by the organisations concerned and are provided for information only. Please clarify any details with the respective representatives of these organisations.


St Mary's Church, Westham
Vicar Revd. Chris Clark 01323 762294 email chrisc@austinclark.co.uk
Church Warden Jenny Hammond 01323 461510 email hammondblck@aol.com
Church Warden Val Wood 01323 460410 email valwood54@yahpp.co.uk

The Church will be open daily from 10am to 4pm during the summer months. Please use it regularly for prayer and quiet or just to look around.

Services:

8am Holy Communion every week (Book of Common Prayer).

9.45am Holy Communion
(Common Worship with Children's groups)

9.45am 1st Sunday of the month
Jubilate - an informal service for families and people less familiar to church.
It is about 45 minutes long.
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

11.15am 1st Sunday Holy Communion
(Common Worship with traditional music)

4.00pm 2nd Sunday Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)
with the choirs of St Mary’s and St Nicolas, Pevensey.

Since the Normans invaded, perhaps even before then, there has been a worshipping community in Westham. Its people have lived through plague, famine, revolution and war. Throughout all this, the church has stood at the centre of the community as a living witness to Jesus Christ as Lord and King.

We hope that our building, steeped in prayer and worship for so many years, will convey something of the great truths of the Christian faith and that you will be able to visit us.

It contains many old things, but it is not a museum. It is the House of God and the centre of a living Christian community.

Activities and Groups include
Noah’s Ark for babies and pre-school children, their parents and carers
Children’s Group meets during the service each Sunday
Youth Group – a new group to start in September from 7:30 on Friday evenings in church
Bible Study Groups fortnightly on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Flower Guild
Choir and Music Group
Mothers’ Union (you don’t have to be a mother to join).
Bell Ringers
for further information, contact the vicar or visit our website http://www.stmaryswestham.org.uk

Community of Stone Cross with North Langney.

St Luke's Church & Parish Centre
Stone Cross
(C of E)

Tel: 767020   E-mail: stlukes@stone-cross.info  Web: www.gausden.com/stone

Mass Times:
Sunday 8.00 am & 10.30 am, Tuesday 7.30 pm, Wednesday 10.30 am, Friday 7.30 pm

Services:Sung community Mass every Sunday at 10.30 am followed by coffee and a chance to chat.

Said Mass: every day except Thursdays
Times are usually 8.00 am Sunday; 7.30 am Monday; 7.30 pm Tuesday; 10.30 am Wednesday; 7.30 pm Friday and 10.30 am on Saturday
but please check with the weekly news sheet or notice boards in Church as times can vary.s
St. Luke's Church was built to the Glory of God in 1926 at the busy crossroads between Westham, Polegate, Hailsham and Langney. For 12 years from 1976 the Church was closed and lay derelict. Then, in 1988, St. Luke's was reopened with Father Jonathan as Priest and the then Eastbourne MP, Ian Gow, as Church Warden. The following expansion of North Langney and Stone Cross has seen St. Luke's moving forward into the community with the building of a new multi purpose community Centre.

The Church and community Centre, with the exception of two of the three meeting rooms, are wheelchair accessible.

Church groups include:-

Wise Owls, an over 55s friendship group, meet on the first Monday of each month in the community Centre. Contact Joyce Crawley 01323 767827
Little Luke's, for Parents and Toddlers, meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 - 11.30 am during term time. (Alyson Corner 01323 743928)
Brownies and Rainbows meet Tuesdays 5.45 - 7.15 pm term time. (Contact via. 01323 764473)
Wednesday Club (5 to 8 years) Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.15 pm term time. (Thelma Turner 01323 506630)
Mission Mites (9 to 12 years) Thursdays 6.15 - 7.45 pm term time. (Contact via. 01323 764473)
Bereavement Group meet on the fourth Friday of each month at St. Luke's House. Contact Father Jonathan 01323 764473.
Children's Liturgy for the under 9 year olds every Sunday morning during community Mass.