Notices

Download the current fortnightly printed Church Notice sheet as a PDF here

Submission date for next notices: Thursday 2nd December.

NOTE: Prayer Diary now has it's own page here

Coronavirus Update – Wealden

As of the 18th November there were 161 cases daily across Wealden, a 36% rise from the previous week. There have also been six deaths due to Covid across the region. During the past week 46 people have been hospitalised; a rise of 24.

It would have been great to get rid of all the Covid restrictions but we will maintain the following precautions for the time being i.e.

  1. When arriving at church please use the Track and Trace NHS QR code if you can, if not then please sign in.
  2. Continue to use the hand sanitiser on arrival.
  3. We will sing hymns and songs but with facemasks in place.
  4. We hope to reintroduce live music shortly at the Family and Morning Praise services subject to the musicians and singers being available and agreeable.
  5. All the pews are now open but please seat yourself at a respectful distance from those around you or from those who are not part of your family group. You may remove your facemask while seated.
  6. During Holy Communion services we will stay in our places to share the Peace.
  7. Holy Communion will be given in one kind only i.e. wafers. We will not share the Common Cup of wine for the time being.

Posted: 22.11.2021

Live Streaming of Services (GDPR).

In keeping with GDPR regulations if anyone would rather not appear in the on-line broadcast please seat yourself in the pews at the rear half of the church.

Posted: 11.10.2021

Kneelers - A new idea of making a framed collage from the fine embroidery on the redundant kneelers, it needs removing carefully and then assembling with the vibrant and best of them to be framed & hung in the church, We need capable sewers to help with this project of unpicking! A couple each perhaps. Offers of help to Margaret Bond 890807.

Posted: 22.11.2021

Flower Rota - A very BIG thank you to all the ladies that have decorated the Altar and church with lovely flowers during a difficult year and hopefully will be willing to be on the Rota for 2022, please advise if unable to help. Thank you – Margaret Bond Tel. 01825 890807.

Posted: 22.11.2021

Church Hall Kitchen Renovations.A big thank you to John Mordaunt and Graham Seldon for all their hard work in the church hall. It certainly looks a lot fresher and brighter! Well done guys.

Posted: 22.11.2021

Festival Choir - Join the Festival Choir? Each year we form the Festival Choir in readiness for the Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday 12th December at 6.30 pm.

Barry and Cathy Bayman and will be running the rehearsals. This year there will be two practice sessions - 28th Nov and 5th December at 5pm with a final get together at 5.45pm on the 12th Dec. Apart from adding some tuneful voices to the service, it's good fun! Anyone is welcome to join. Please let Barry know if you would like to be part of the Festival Choir this year. Thanks Rev C.

Posted: 22.11.2021

Churchyard mowers - Unfortunately, we have had to replace one of the mowers and the ‘ride-on’ is in need of some major refurbishment in order to keep it going. As a church we only have limited resources and the Church Yard fund has all but run out as recent expenditure ran into several hundred pounds. Helping with the maintenance cost does ensure that the churchyard is a pleasant place to come to when visiting the graves of loved ones. If anyone would like to give a donation or set up a small standing order it would be gratefully received - Thank you.

Posted: 16.09.2021

Churchyard Maintenance - We really need some additional help in the Churchyard – We are very grateful to everyone who works diligently in the churchyard. It is greatly appreciated by us and the local community but we really could do with more help as our current workforce isn’t getting any younger or healthier. Even if it’s for the odd hour it all makes a difference. If anyone in the church family or local community is willing to lend a hand do speak to Freddy (Tel: 07791 731021) as to what is required – thank you.

Posted: 11.10.2021

Church Cleaning Unfortunately due to the fallout from the pandemic our faithful band of church cleaners has been seriously depleted. At the moment there’s only Marie and Val who come in twice monthly. We are very grateful for all their efforts but we really could do with a few additional volunteers.

Posted: 11.10.2021

And - Post Service Tea/Coffee Volunteers - We could really do with some help with post service tea/coffee rather than operating on an ad-hoc basis. A team of two appears to work very well so if there’s any budding duets willing to lend a hand do speak to Revd Chris or leave a message on the church answerphone – 01825 891090 - Thank you.

Posted: 11.10.2021

Services under Covid-19

All of the necessary Covid-19 precautions and procedures are in place but you may like to have a look at the Services under Covid-19 page on this website – this will have the latest details.

Track and Trace:

Currently we have a manual recording system in place. See the Track and Trace page.

Quicker check-in is now available via the NHS COVID-19 App. Download the App onto your phone and scan the QR Code on your arrival at church.

Posted: 19.12.2020

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: 12.09.2020

Safeguarding

Framfield PCC has adopted the House of Bishop’s "Promoting a Safer Church" Safeguarding Policy Statement - Details

Posted: 12.09.2020

Online Sunday Service

The previously recorded weekly services may be accessed here or on our Facebook page.

Posted: 27.09.2020

Web site for St Thomas a Becket- Our church website has now been running for over fifteen years. This third redesign, mainly to adapt to the ever increasing number of users on phones and tablets and their smaller screens, went live on 16th August 2020. 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, email us here

Posted: 16.08.2020