The Parish of St Michael and All Angels, Withyham

and All Saints, Blackham

East Sussex

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St Michael and All Angels, Withyham

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All Saints, Blackham



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Following Prince Philip's death yesterday, we shall be opening the Church during daylight hours from this morning for anyone to come and pay their respects, be quiet or pray. 

Visitors are encouraged to use the Hand Sanitiser on entry, and if anyone from another household is present, to wear a face covering and observe 2 metre Social Distancing.





MIDWEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 7th April 2021




Sunday 11th April (1st after Easter)

10.00am: Family Service (Church)

Weather permitting, at the end of the service we’ll sing a hymn accompanied on the keyboard just outside the West (Belfry) Door, appropriately socially distanced.


11.00am: Morning Prayer (Zoom)


Wednesday 14th April: 6.00pm Evening Prayer (Zoom)


Sunday 18th April (2nd after Easter)

10.00am: Breakfast Church (Zoom)

11.00am: Matins (Church)

Those who have borrowed a Prayer Book from the Church may wish to bring it back although there are sufficient numbers left.


Friday 23rd April: Funeral of Paul Marshall


Sunday 25th April (3rd after Easter)

10.00am: Breakfast Church (Zoom)

11.00am: Matins (Church)


A big Thank You to Donald Yonge for the Good Friday Reflections and to all those who decorated the Church for Easter and those who made our return possible. 


This Friday is the 76th Anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoffer.  A German Lutheran pastor and theologian, he opposed the Nazi philosophy and was one of the leaders of the ‘Confessing Church’ that broke away from the Lutherans.  His defiant opposition led to his arrest in 1943.  He was murdered by Nazi Police in Flossenburg Concentration Camp.  Whilst in America in 1931, when asked what he wanted to do with this life, he answered that he’d ‘like to learn to have faith’.  The result was his classic book ‘The Cost of Discipleship’ published six years later. 


For your PRAYERS

The Persecuted Church: Christians in Pakistan (No. 5 in ‘Open Doors’ list) where Christians face severe persecution in every area of their lives and are considered as second-class citizens.  The country’s notorious blasphemy laws are used to target Christians and Islamic extremist groups vehemently ‘defend’ these laws.


Those in particular need of our prayers: Fred STILLWELL (who returned home from Pembury on Good Friday and is awaiting a transfer to Kings College Hospital).

The Bereaved: the Family and Friends of Paul MARSHALL.



The parish comprises the villages of Withyham and Blackham, together with neighbouring hamlets including Lye Green.

It has two churches: the ancient, Grade One listed, St. Michael and All Angels, Withyham together with early Twentieth Century All Saints Church, Blackham.

The present Rector is Canon James Campbell who lives with his family at the Rectory next to Withyham Church. Please contact him with any queries regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals, or any pastoral matters: 01892 770069