Midsummer with Emmaus

Derek Shurvell writes: On Midsummer we had a lovely treat.  Walking down the hill eastwards from Highbrook Church down to the farm below, enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside. We then entered ‘Hobbit land ‘ a delightful wood with a stream running through it. 5 groups of youngsters then lit camp fires ( with a little … [Read more…]

Emmaus Club June update

Derek Shurvell writes: The Working party in the Churchyard on 7th June was attended by 5 adults and 9 youngsters. An enthusiastic group cleaned gates and hand rails, cut back a large Rhododendron, raked up long grass & daffodil stems in various parts of the Churchyard and trimmed back an overgrown hedge. Carrying and dragging large bag fulls … [Read more…]

Wildlife Verges

Derek Shurvell writes: We hope you’re enjoying the verge outside the church which is now a wash with wild flowers. Encouraged by John Ralph 10 years ago to allow a more natural look to develop. We will leave the plants and grasses to flower and seed and then strim and remove at the middle of July and … [Read more…]

Church extension – the work begins.

CHURCH EXTENSION UPDATE Trevor Swainson writes: Well, it is finally underway!   So, some 30 years have passed since the idea of new facilities for St. Margaret’s Church was first mooted,  If you think that this was a long gestation period, you only have to look back to the (then) new vestry that took over … [Read more…]