Festive message from Lewes church

A Lewes church has delivered a seasonal card to all the homes in its two parishes.

The Christmas message, from St Thomas a Becket in the Cliffe, also details services at the traditional church over the festive period.

“We like to keep in touch with those in our parishes,” explained the church’s Webmaster, Trevor Butler, “especially at this festive time. Because St Thomas has such a unique offering, in that all its services are taken from the ancient Book of Common Prayer, we can offer ‘church like it used to be’ which resonates with a lot of people.”

He added: “Many churches today have abandoned traditional worship in favour of a modern alternative.”

A band of volunteers from St Thomas’ ensured that its message reached every household in the Cliffe and the old parish of All Saints. Copies of the attractive card can also be found at many local shops, cafes and hotels as well as the town’s library and information centre and on the church website www.st-thomas-lewes.org.uk