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Services

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Sunday Services

8.00 am Holy Communion *
First Sunday in the month
10.00 am Family Service
6.30 pm Parish Eucharist †
Second Sunday in the month
10.00 am Parish Eucharist with laying on of hands for healing †‡
6.30 pm Evensong *
Third Sunday in the month
10.00 am Family Eucharist †‡
4.00 pm Family Teatime Service
6.30 pm Evensong *
Fourth Sunday in the month
10.00 am Parish Eucharist †‡
6.30 pm Evensong *
Fifth Sunday in the month (if there is one)
10.00 am Family Eucharist †‡
6.30 pm Evensong *

About four times a year at 6.30 pm Evensong is replaced by a Taizé-style service

Weekday Services

Daily 5.00 pm Evening Prayer is said

Additional Services

For full details of Services and Festivals, please refer to the Weekly Pew Sheet and to the Ringmer Parish Church and Village News.

* Book of Common Prayer
† Common Worship Order One
‡ Crèche in the Church Room


Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

To arrange these please contact the Vicar

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What's On

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People

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Clergy and church officers

Vicar The Revd Beth McCleave Tel. 01273 812243
Email:
 
Churchwardens Mrs Rosemary Colebourn, 32 The Avenue, Lewes BN7 1QU Tel. 01273 470432
Mr Michael Townsend, 9 Greenacres Drive Tel. 01273 812425
PCC SecretaryMrs Anne Stamper, The Firs, Lewes RoadTel. 01273 812316
Church Administrator (including Church Room bookings)  Mrs Shirley Squires*, Meran, Broyle Lane Tel. 02173 812417
PCC Treasurer Mr Jonathan Franklin, 9 Delves Close Tel. 01273 813189

PCC

Kenneth Barber
Rosemary Colebourn
Margaret Constable
Joan Evett Jonathan Franklin Marisa Hayes
Sue Howes Gillian Hughes
Jo Linehan
John Payne  Ruth Peters * Peter Speed
Shirley Squires * Anne Stamper Michael Townsend
Richard Vincent

*= deanery synod representative

Other people in the church family

Gift Aid and Envelope Secretary   vacant - contact the Treasurer
Caring and Sharing Elizabeth Hawkins, 57 Harvard Road Tel. 01273 813353
Organist and Choirmaster Nick Milner-Gulland, 6 Southover Street, Lewes Tel: 01273 480189
Tower Captain Anne Franklin, 9 Delves Close Tel. 01273 813189
Editor of Ringmer Church and Village News Edwina Morris, 27 Oakmede Way Tel/Fax 01273 813596


Groups and Organisations

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Servers

A team of volunteers act as servers at the Parish Eucharist every Sunday, and at other Festivals. Volunteers are always needed.
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Choir

The choir of some 25 men, women and children practices on Friday evenings from 7.00 to 8.00 in Church. The choir leads the music at the Parish Eucharist and Sunday Evensong and usually sings an anthem at the former. New choristers are always welcome, though there is a very simple audition.
Contact: Nick Milner-Gulland   Tel. 01273 480189
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Bell-ringers

St Mary's has a 14 cwt 8 bell ring. The ringers practice from 7.30 to 9.00 on Wednesday evenings and usually ring for the 9.45 and 6.30 Services on Sundays. Experienced ringers or complete beginners are always welcome.
Contact: Jonathan Franklin Tel. 01273 813189 
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Mothers Union

The Mothers' Union meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Church Room.
Contact: Anne Stamper Tel. 01273 812316
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Wednesday Coffee Break

Held every week in the Rogers Room of the Village Hall from 10 am until 12, this is an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee (or tea or hot chocolate!) and a chat. Although not a fundraising event, the church sends any ‘profit’ made to St Peter & St James Hospice. All welcome. If you require transport, please 'phone John or Jenny Payne on 812501.
Contact John Payne Tel 01273 812501
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Ladies' breakfasts

Ladies' Breakfasts are held occasionally in the Church Room.  Breakfast is followed by a speaker.
Contact: Joan Evett
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Bereavement lunches

Bring and Share lunches are organised for two groups about three or four times a year for all those who have lost a loved one, but especially for those who are now living alone. To have a friendly occasion to share a meal with others can be a real support and encouragement. The lunches are held in St Mary’s Church Room and there is no charge, but once a year we organise a lunch out for those who wish to come along and this costs about £11.
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The Bible for Us Today

A bible study group meets regularly, usually at 10.30 am in the Church Room on the first Monday in each month for about an hour. We aim to bridge the gap between the world of the Bible and our world, and to hear what God is saying to us through the Bible today.

Contact:  John Howes 01273 812394
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Prayer for All

This group meets once a month on the 3rd Monday at 9.00 am for prayer. All are welcome.
Contact Meriel Vincent Email
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Lectio

A small "Lectio Divina" group meets monthly to read bible passages prayerfully together in a way derived from Benedictine spirituality.
Contact: John Stamper, The Firs, Lewes Road Tel. 01273 812316
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Reading Group

The Reading Group meets every other month to discuss a book which the members have read.
Contact: Pauline Porter
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Churchyard List

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There is a list of burials in the old, closed churchyard compiled by the Ringmer History Study Group.

We hope to provide a list for the new churchyard in due course.

The Bert Errey Trust

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This trust was established in 1992 in memory of The Revd. Bert Errey. It makes grants to teenagers or young people, regardless of their denomination, to assist towards travel or maintenance costs in connection with activities in which they will meet Christians from different countries, cultures and denominations and thus gain a wider vision of the Kingdom of God.

Grants are only made to people who live in the parish of Ringmer (or in the United Benefice of Wolverton with Norton Lindsey and Langley in the Diocese of Coventry).

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