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NEW RECTOR ANNOUNCED
On Easter Sunday, Bishop Richard made the long awaited announcement of the appointment of our new Rector
Rev. Brendan Martin, currently curate at St. Margaret's Angmering
Revd Brendan Martin (Curate)
An Easter Message from Rev'd Brendan for our parish on the day his appointment was announced.
Dear St. Alban’s, Frant and Holy Trinity, Eridge,
Happy Easter! I pray that the festivities of this day enrich your life and worship.
My family and I are thrilled to be able to join your church and communities in Frant, Eridge and Bells Yew Green soon. Having grown up in mid-Sussex and spent many years in East Sussex, we love the area and the people, and look forward to ministry amongst you.
Claire, my wife, and I have three children, Troy (7), Malachi (5) and Annabelle (3) and we have spent the past few years at St. Margaret’s Church Angmering, West Sussex. I trained at Oak Hill College in London, having been Youth Minister at two churches just down the road from you at Maresfield and Nutley. Before I entered full time ministry I trained as a Blacksmith in Lindfield. We enjoy walking, growing our own vegetables, as well as spending time with family and friends.
We look forward to joining you soon in our walk with the Lord together.
-Revd Brendan Martin
APCM 24th April
At the APCM held in Eridge Village Hall on 24th April, Stephen Barnes was duly elected as Churchwarden taking over from Christopher Hall who stood down (see below). Christopher will continue to serve as a PCC member and was elected as such at the meeting.
The financial report was presented to the meeting and that will be available on the site in due course.
Easter Sunday Presentation to Christopher Hall
On Easter Sunday at the end of the celebration Bishop Richard made a presentation to Christopher Hall who is retiring at Churchwarden for the second time.
Christopher Hall has served two terms as Churchwarden in Holy Trinity Eridge and has worshipped in the church for over 7 years. The congregation showed their appreciation for his service.
Rev David Houghton with the Marquess on Palm sunday
Eridge Winter Warmer
A sunny spring day was the setting for a hot lunch for nearly eighty residents in the village Hall on 13th February.
The Hall generously provided the hall and the ingredients for a sausage casserole and a buffet of deserts cooked by volunteers. Helpers made the hall, recently redecorated, look beautiful and old friends enjoyed chatting over lunch.
A cheering community event enjoyed by many.
Thanks to the organisers, the cooks, florists, setters up and not least the washers up!
Year of Vocation has started
As part pf this initiative by our Bishop, Martin of Chichester, there will be a course for all Christians called LIVING FAITH. One course will be offered in St. Thomas's church in Groombridge, so you wont have to travel far.
The leaflet for the course is at the back of the church, or you can follow this link . Living Faith
A HUGE Thank You
to the Volunteers who
Polished Brass and Cleared up the Vestry
On a decidedly wet Saturday at the start of December, a cheerful group set to cleaning brass and sorting out the vestry.
Next time you are in the church - wear your sunglasses!
If you are willing to offer an hour or so to help,
please contact Lesley on 07768115184