Church Life - What's Going On?
Bible Study Group
This group meets at Hydon, High Street every Thursday evening from 8 pm until 10 pm to sing and pray together and to study the previous Sunday’s Gospel reading. All welcome.
Contact Mike or Claire Phillips on 01403 711690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of St George's
Founded in 1997, the Friends of St George’s raise funds to assist the Parochial Church Council with the maintenance of the fabric of our ancient Parish Church. Keeping such an old building in good order is quite a task, but one we are obliged to do by the Church of England.
Over the years, the Friends have helped to fund a range of projects: upgraded central heating, re-shingling the spire, interior and exterior lighting, interior repairs and redecoration, conservation of the fine marble monuments, mediaeval wall paintings and wood panelling, plus a small kitchen area for Sunday coffee and special events.
The privilege and joy of having a Grade 1-listed mediaeval building for our weekly worship comes with regular and usually expensive maintenance requirements and there is always more work to be done. In addition, the Friends have now agreed to support a project to provide a lavatory with disabled access and more storage space for the choir robes and music.
Thus the fund raising continues, with a varied series of annual events, from dinners to lectures, musical evenings, a 1940’s party and the annual Parish weekend to celebrate St George’s Day plus an Advent Fair and Carol Service.
Our supporters are both local and far flung, some are members of the congregation, some were married in the church or had parents who lived locally, some simply enjoy the peace, beauty and atmosphere of a village church where worship has continued since Saxon times.
Whatever your interest we welcome new members, of any age and from anywhere, and a modest annual subscription is gratefully received.
Please contact the Chairman at email@example.com or on 01403 711763
Friends of St Michael's
The church of St Michael and All Angels was built in the 1890’s to serve the community of Partridge Green. It continues to do so most successfully, not only for the regular Sunday services but also for concerts of many different types, dances, quizzes, meals, fairs and other functions. It is furnished with removable chairs making it easy to adapt the church for these functions.
The Friends of St Michael was formed some years ago to support the fabric of the church and to promote fellowship. Many things have been achieved and we are developing the organisation. We have applied for full charity status which will be a benefit and we are reorganising the group with exciting plans for projects and events.
Currently we are fund-raising to provide a kitchen area at the back of the church.
We would love to have you as a member of the Friends. The subscription is only £10 per annum. Not only will you help in supporting the fabric of this fine building but also be invited to all the functions we shall be holding. In the past these have proved so popular.
Churches Serving Together
We join other traditions in fellowship, society, prayer and worship, because we love to express our common faith in Jesus.
PG Community Prayer Breakfast
PG Community Prayer Breakfast meets on the first Saturday of each month. Please come and join us for breakfast at 8am followed by prayer for the local community from 8.30 - 9.30am. The venue rotates so please contact Kit on 01403 711880, firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael on 01403 711206, email@example.com.
Partridge Green Village Café is run by St Michael’s, PG Methodists and the Weald Community Church.
We open once a month, on the second Thursday of the month from 2 - 5.00pm at the Methodist Hall.
It’s a great meeting place for people of all ages from tots to teenagers, mums & dads to older folk.
Tea, coffee, milkshakes, cakes & cookies are all available for a donation and all profits go to local charitable causes. To date, over £4500 has been donated to good causes.
We have a children’s area with lots of colouring and a lovely safe garden for the children to play in. For anyone looking for a little peace and quiet more tables are available in the church!
Please contact Claire@clairephillips.com, 07815 163099 for more information
Collections for Horsham Matters Foodbank
We have collecting points for non-perishable foods, toiletries and cleaning products in the porches of both churches as well as one in Partridge Green Co-op. Donations are taken at least once a week to Horsham Matters foodbank.
Baking for the Wholesome Warehouse
We have two teams of bakers who bake cakes, cookies or bread for distribution to families and individuals needing a little extra help with food. We deliver to the Wholesome Warehouse in Storrington on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. If you are interested in joining our merry teams of bakers, please contact Claire Phillips on 07815 163099, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church Room, situated behind St. Michael’s Church, serves the whole parish. It was built using bequests from Maud Pankhurst of West Grinstead and Dorothy Gossett of Partridge Green. The Church Room is available for local functions whether or not related to the church. The hall is about 8 meters square and is carpeted. There are kitchen and toilet facilities. The hall is light and is heated in the winter. There is a grass area all around the building.
The Room is available for letting during the day and some evenings for meetings, children’s parties and regular classes.
£9.95 per hour for one-off hires
£8.50 per hour for regular bookings
For bookings contact Liz Burtenshaw – 01403 711782
If you would like to get involved in any of our church life, from joining a group to helping on a rota, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a message or contact Rev Alison through our contact page.