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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Parish Magazine

MIDWEEK BULLETIN – Wednesday 9th June 2021

‘Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.’

(Lamentations 3:22-23)



Modified pattern of services continues

Today: No Evening Prayer (Zoom)


Sunday 13th June (2nd after Trinity)

10.00am: Family Service with Baptism (Church)

11.00am Morning Prayer (Zoom)


Sunday 20th June (3rd after Trinity)

10.00am: Breakfast Church (Zoom)

11.00am: Matins – said (Church)


Friday 25th June

1.45pm: Funeral of Fred STILLWELL, TW Crematorium


Sunday 27th June (4th after Trinity)

11.00am: Matins (in Church)


Saturday 10th July

12.30 – 4.00pm: The Church and Village FETE, Buckhurst Cricket Ground.

Details of requests from stallholders all in the June Parish Magazine.



Some of you will know that Robert MURRAY WILLIS loved butterflies.  Donations for The Ashdown Forest Foundation in his memory have raised the wonderful sum of over £6,000 to date.  Further donations can be made to TAFF (using the reference ‘RMW Butterfly’), either by bank transfer The Ashdown Forest Foundation’s HSBC Account No. 517274427 Sort Code 40-20-09 or by sending a cheque to ‘The Ashdown Forest Foundation’, Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, RH18 5JP.  Any questions can be answered by Katherine Meade:

The Forest has 34 species of butterfly including the rare Purple Emperor.


For your PRAYERS

The Persecuted Church: Christians in SUDAN (No. 13 on ‘Open Doors’ list) – A rare case of a country where the plight of Christians has significantly improved during the past year or two, as 30 years of rule Islamic law come to an end.  However, Christians continue to face being attacked, ostracised or discriminated against and choose to keep their faith secret to protect themselves and their families. 


The Sick: Those known to us.


The Bereaved: the Family and Friends of Fred STILLWELL (Balls Green). 



Elizabeth Carden (Parish)

As Richard Halcrow mentions in his Churchwardens Notes elsewhere, 

at the Annual Church Meeting it announced that, sadly, Elizabeth is retiring as a Reader due to ill health.  

She has contributed hugely to the life of the Church here, initially with her first husband Richard, a much-loved predecessor of mine, and then as a very active Lay Reader for 16 years, living in Groombridge but continuing to worship at Withyham and Blackham.  When I arrived here nearly five years ago, I knew that Elizabeth was the person to ask with any query I had regarding anything to do with the Church. 

We shall mark this occasion appropriately with a Service of Celebration and lunch when circumstances allow.


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