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Current Prayer Diary now has it's own page here


Lent Course 2020 - Six sessions beginning Friday 28th February 7-8.30pm in the Church Hall. This year's lent course will focus on the biblical teaching of Derek Prince. Topics to be covered as video presentations:-

  • God is giving you a new start
  • The Holy Spirit as guide
  • How to pass from curse to blessing
  • Prayer and fasting-when you fast.
  • God's atomic weapon: The blood of Jesus
  • How to receive the Holy Spirit

We will be serving pancakes at the first session on the 28th. Do please sign up on the clip board at the back of church. Each session is a stand-alone topic so please don't be concerned if cannot commit to all the sessions.

Posted: 18.02.2020

Depleted printer cartridges required! - Charlotte Robson is involved in a school project called Micro-Tyco, whereby students are given £1 to invest into a new business in order to make a profit. As part of the project, Charlotte's team is collecting old printer cartridges for recycling. All money raised is donated to Wildhearts a charity dedicated to helping people in third world countries start their own businesses. If you have old cartridges to donate, Charlotte would be grateful. There is a box at the back of the church for any donations. Thank you!

Posted: 18.02.2020

Flower Rota - We need a few more people willing to provide flowers for church. You do not need to a flower arranger, just a vase of flowers is very acceptable. Your help will only be needed two or three times a year. If you can help or need more information please see Christine Hayler. Thank you.

Posted: 18.02.2020

Next Prayer Meeting  Next meeting 22nd February, then every fortnight starting promptly at 10am (finish by 11am) in the Gage Chapel - followed by coffee and biscuits /cakes. Please think about attending and giving it a go! All welcome.

Posted: 12.02.2020

Wanted - A kind person to take on the task of laundering the Holy Communion purificators (linen cloth used for wiping the chalice) and occasionally the Altar Cloth. Please speak to Rev Chris if you can help. Thank you.

Posted: 12.02.2020

Do you give your regular donation to the church by envelope? At the last PCC meeting we discussed the practicalities of the envelope scheme and giving via a regular Standing Order (SO). Although the envelope scheme works, it is very labour intensive for the Treasurer and complicates the accounting which is now mainly carried out electronically with the bank. If you still use the envelope scheme would you kindly consider changing to the Standing Order system instead, it would significantly ease our treasurers work load? There are SO mandate forms at the back of church if this is acceptable to you. Please speak to our Treasurer, Gaynor Robson if you have any questions - Thank you.

Posted: 12.02.2020

Diocesan Healing Day - 'Freedom' - If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed. Saturday 7th March 2020.

Revd Steve Gendall (Senior Chaplain) Crowhurst Healing Centre is this years Keynote Speaker. Seminar Speakers include :- Denise Cross (Free to be my God created self), Susie Flashman Jarvis (Freedom from addiction and our secret habits) and Karen Thompson (Freedom 'to be with' - professional care givers' increasing awareness of the importance of spiritual care).

The event will take place in Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne (BN21 1UE) from 9am to 4pm. The cost of the day is £10.

You can also book online - Booking
- poster on notice board. Brochure and postal booking forms available next week.

Posted: 12.02.2020

Church microphones and hearing loop amplifier A big thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the appeal. We are all up and running. The sound quality is significantly improved and the hearing loop is operative throughout the whole church building.

Many thanks to John Mordaunt for managing the project and installing the equipment along with Graham Seldon and Freddy - much appreciated by us all.

Do please feedback any comments to John (no pun intended!).

Posted: 27.11.2019

Milk Bottle Tops!Thank you everyone for your amazing help with this cause. We are year to date at 248,803, - we should get to 250,000 before the end of the year! Thank you everyone for helping with this cause. Anne.

Posted: 12.11.2019

Wanted - Secretary for Churches-in-Uckfield (CiU) Committee. Duties: Taking the minutes for the three meetings per year and distributing via email - that's it! Meetings typically last less than an hour. Really easy one; do please speak to Rev Chris if you can help out. Thank you.

Posted: 16.10.2019

Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub - Reminder: Parking at the Hare & Hounds pub (10.00 am Sunday Service). The landlord is happy for members of the church family to use the pub car park provided cars are parked at the far end of the car park and removed by 11.30 am sharp.

Posted: 12.05.2019

Jesus heals the broken hearted - You just have to give Him the pieces. Life is usually a mixture of highs and lows, enjoyments and disappointments. It's not a bad thing to reflect on the past provided our reflections are life enhancing. However, dwelling on negative events can draw us into a place of unhappiness or remorse that is sometimes very difficult to extract ourselves from. Wherever there is unhappiness there is also a root cause and unless we can deal with the root an optimistic outlook on life will always be blighted. God extends a promise to everyone that He can make 'all things new'; a fresh start and a bright new future. If you would like a confidential listening ear and the opportunity to be prayed for so that God can bless you and fulfil His promise then please get in touch.

Posted: 21.04.2019

Diocesan Healing Day - 'IN HIS NAME' - Go into all the World. Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Handouts and talks will be available soon on this website

Posted: 03.03.2019

Readers please! In our parish schools, we are striving to ensure that all our pupils are truly engaged in reading and are given the opportunity to read widely and broadly. With this in mind, Blackboys School would really like some help with some volunteer readers who could hear children read in their Infant Classes. Naturally, this would be subject to Safeguarding Checks and volunteers would receive a short training session before hearing readers. Volunteers truly make a big difference to individual children's engagement with reading and general self-esteem. If you feel you are able to help, please contact Blackboys School Office: 890423 and leave a message for Headteacher Mr Graham Sullivan who will be delighted to discuss further. Thank you.

Posted: 22.02.2019

Church Membership - If you have been coming to Framfield Church for a while do please consider becoming a member of the church. We value new members joining and sharing their gifts and talents but also having an influence on how the church is shaped for the future. Application forms are at the back of church; please return to Barbara Trickey our Electoral Roll Officer.

Posted: 11.09.2018

Legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage

Just in case you were wondering? I have been asked by several church members whether or not I approved of same sex marriage or whether same - sex ceremonies would be held at Framfield Church in the future. The short answer is an emphatic 'No'. Personally, I get quite cross that the word 'Marriage' is being used for a same-sex partnership; Marriage is the exclusive relationship between a man and a woman and is and will remain foundational to the building of sound families and the children that are born into them. Despite what Parliament thinks and what pressure groups would have us believe this is the natural order of the world we live in. If you wish to follow the political debate have a look at the Coalition for Marriage website (

Revd Chris Lawrence.

Posted: 30.03.2014

Sunday BCP Communion Service

Please note the service time change from 8.00 back to 8.30 am on Sundays, this will be effective until March 2020:

The next service will therefore be at 8.30 am on 2nd February

Posted: 27.01.2020

Notices for inclusion in the fortnightly notice sheet.

If you have a relevant notice that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the Church Notice Sheet would you please e.mail to the editor - Antonia Wright. Thank you.

Posted: 04.02.2014

Churchyard Management Plan:

bd06412_            The Draft Plan may be read in full here                          

bd06412_            For more information contact Sally Clifton

Posted: 26.03.2012

Couldn't get to church last Sunday?

Sunday 10am sermons and talks are now being recorded and uploaded to the church website. If you miss the Sunday morning service in future you can now go to:

to listen to the talk given by Chris or whoever else is giving the talk on that Sunday - or just click the link on the home page.

Posted: 29.08.2010

Web site for St Thomas a Becket- Our church website has now been running for over fifteen years. The site aims to be a useful resource to church members, and also to reach out to potential new members. We hope you will take a look and find it useful. We try very hard to keep it up to date and relevant. Any questions, comments or suggestions, e.mail us here

Posted: 12.05.2019

Regular at St Thomas a Becket? Then why not become a voting member - Electoral Roll forms are at the back of the church.

Posted: 28.03.2010