COLUMN: Faith Matters

The first Faith Matters column from churches around Sussex

circa 1789:  Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791).
circa 1789: Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791).

Famous words

These words, spoken in towns and villages across the country on Sunday are from the poem For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon. It was first published in a national newspaper on 21st September at the start of WW1

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Handy with a bell?

Fetching Parish Church are on the look out for potential hand bell ringers of all ages. The group practise in the church tower every Tuesday evening between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Fun and friendship is on offer with no musical experience necessary!

Rye Food Bank

Suitable items are very gratefully received at Rye Baptist Church every Wednesday between 1pm-3pm. At the moment gifts of cans and packets of soups, tomato products, sugar and meat are particularly needed.

Study afternoon

The Bishop of Chichester will lead an afternoon looking at the Gospel of John at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 21 November (1.30pm-5pm).

Tel 01243 813595 if you would like to book a ticket (£7) and hear a variety of wonderful speakers.

Quality Music

Holy Trinity Cuckfield host a concert featuring works by Mozart and Godfree on Saturday 7 November (7.30pm).

The Chichester Singers will provide the music and tickets are available from

Charity Christmas Card Stalls

Sending Christmas cards may be regarded by the younger generation as a thing of the past but millions of cards still change hands every year. Many churches and community centres across Sussex provide space for charities to sell their Christmas cards and many of these pop up chops will be appearing somewhere near you shortly.

A chance to do your bit to 
support your favourite