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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MIDWEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 24th February 2021

Psalm 46:1-2: ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea...’



Following the PM’s announcements on Monday, we have had discussions between the Churchwardens and the Stewards and have agreed that it is right to reopen on Easter Day, 4th April, for an 11.00am Easter Communion Service, subject to the same constraints that were in force prior to the last Lockdown.

As at Christmas, it will be necessary to book a place as numbers will have be limited. Please contact the Church Administrator, Bridget Clayton:

             01342 828183


Thereafter, we are proposing to adopt the same pattern of services that we ran prior to the current lockdown pro-temp (n.b. services in Church):

1st Sunday: Breakfast Church Zoom (10.00am) & Holy Communion (11.00am)

2nd Sunday: Family Service (10.00am) & Matins on Zoom (11.00am) 

3rd Sunday: Breakfast Church Zoom (10.00am) & Matins (11.00am)

4th Sundays: Breakfast Church Zoom (10.00am) & Matins (11.00am)

5th Sunday (31st May): Blackham (11.00am) & Evensong (6.30pm)



Today: 4.00pm Evening Prayer (Evensong) Zoom 

Tomorrow: 11.15am Funeral of Rosemary Goolden

Sunday 28th February: Second Sunday in Lent

10.00-10.30am: Breakfast Church ZOOM

10.30-11.00am: Morning Prayer (Matins) ZOOM

Wednesday 10th March: 2.30pm Funeral of Robert Murray Willis


For your PRAYERS

The general public as they respond to the easing of lockdown and the four stages;

headteachers and staff at primary and secondary schools as they prepare to reopen on 8th March; those working in the hospitality industry and running small firms as they wait to restart their businesses. 


Those in particular need of our prayers: Kevin ASHBY (Blackham);

Colleen THIRKELL: yesterday, Hazel wrote, ‘Colleen is adjusting well to being at home and everyone is pleased that she is responding so well. 

Her continuing care will now be with the Groombridge Surgery and their GP has already visited them at home and outlined the help he can supply.

We went to visit her this morning and were pleased to see her looking her former self, her walking was upright, using a stick. We expect her recovery will now be gradual and so will not keep on giving reports. As I have said before, we are so very grateful to all who have supported both Colleen and all the family through this worrying time with their love and prayers; it has meant a great deal to us all.’ 


The BEREAVED - the Family and Friends of: Robert MURRAY WILLIS, 

David SAVILL, Ann COWEN & Rosemary GOOLDEN.                                    James 

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