Grenfell Tower

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones or are still searching for missing friends and family. In this time of crisis we give thanks for the bravery and self sacrifice of our first responders. For everyone affected in any way in the Grenfell Tower disaster… we are praying for you all. … [Read more…]

Churchwardens’ News – Surviving the Interregnum

Margaret Watson writes:  Surviving the Interregnum Interregnums are never a piece of cake! It can be a frustrating and challenging time – but it can also be a time for us to learn – to keep our church and faith strong – to enjoy supporting, welcoming, encouraging friends, neighbours and visitors to our churches . … [Read more…]

Welcoming refugees

Cathy Merry writes – For some 8 years now, I have visited detainees being held at the Gatwick immigration removal centres where I have heard many disturbing stories at first hand from asylum seekers who have come to seek refuge here. As a visitor for the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group, , I visit detainees … [Read more…]

The Sharpe Memorial restoration project

Tim Baker writes: Richard Cook the Conservationist is doing a grand job and has nearly finished the Sharpe Memorial restoration on the Church Hill steps.  A couple of photos taken last week also show the maker’s name which has just been uncovered ~ Bennett of Brighton.  We think this was covered up during World War … [Read more…]

Restoring the Sharpe Memorial

From Tim Baker:  In 1865 the Churchyard was extended onto the site of the former Smugglers Cottages in Church Hill, close to the Old School House. The land was purchased through the generosity of the good folk of Courtlands in Sharpthorne. To mark this, a memorial stone was fixed to the wall alongside the steps … [Read more…]