WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY
In this space we invite you to share in our worship and other activities as part of our friendly community. You can reach us through our social media sites as well as by email, telephone or by post.
ABOUT OUR CHURCHES
Our United Benefice consists of two churches: St Peter's East Blatchington in Seaford and St Andrew's in Bishopstone.
We welcome those interested in holding life events in our churches, whether you are looking for a baptism, wedding or funeral.
Come and be a part of the worshipping life of our churches. Our services are inclusive and gently Anglo-Catholic in line with the Church of England.
To find out about our forthcoming pet service and other special events, follow the link below:
BENEFICE LIFE - COVID-19
Evensong 4pm - 1st Sunday of every month
Matins 10.30am - 2nd Sunday of every month
Parish Communion - Sunday 8am & 10.30am*
Midweek Mass - Wednesday 10am
* on every second Sunday the 10.30 service is Matins
Other times for prayer
Open for private prayer - every Wednesday 10.45-12pm
Evening Prayer - every Wednesday 5.30pm
Breathing Space (Silent meditation) 6.15 last Friday of every month
Is open for private prayer on Mondays-Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm.
Saturdays at 5:30pm - a COVID-secure Mass with all restrictions remaining in place
On Sundays at 8:00am, and 10:00am (also live-streamed) social distance restrictions are no longer in force, but other measures (masks, use of sanitisers) remain encouraged.
BCP Evening Prayer has returned at 4pm every Sunday (apart from the 1st Sunday of each month). This will also be livestreamed.
Breathing Space has re-opened at 6:00pm on Mondays.
Wednesday Mid-week Eucharist - 10.30am
A Rosary Group has begun , held every Tuesday at 6.15pm
Morning Prayer is on Facebook Live at 9.30am from Monday-Saturday and in church Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat. 7pm
Compline (Night Prayer) is on Facebook Live at 8.00pm Mon, Wed and Friday
You can find more information about Breathing Space and helpful resources for private prayer by clicking here.
We ask all who enter church for private prayer or public worship to adhere to current restrictions on hand sanitation, distancing, face masks and socialising - even if they have received a vaccination.
God bless you all and please keep safe in these extraordinary and difficult times.
The safety and wellbeing of people in our parishes is an extremely important part of each of our parishes' missions. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the well-being of children or adults in this benefice please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officers:
St Peter's: Daphne Dempster - 01323 896306.
St Andrew's: Chris Jennings - SafeguardingSaintAndrews@gmail.com
Here you can find our prayer diary, please click on the PDF image below. Thank you to Christine and Pat for producing this for us!
If you would like to see the full monthly United Benefice calendar, please click here.
Open hearted, Open minded, Open to God,
Open to all.
SHOULD YOU WISH TO SUPPORT US...
There are a range of ways to support our churches financially and we are always grateful for your support.
To support St Andrew's:
Please click here to email the Treasurer or phone 01323 896567 to arrange cheque or a bank transfer.
To support St Peter's:
We use PayaCharity to manage one-off online donations for St Peter's (click the donate link below) or you may contact the Treasurer for other ways.