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HARVEST FESTIVAL SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER

There will be three opportunities to celebrate Harvest this Sunday:

10am             St Denys' Harvest Family Celebration with Puppet Tree

11.15am      St Mark's Harvest Family Celebration with Puppet Tree and special guests from Owl Class at St Mark's                           School 

5pm               St Denys' Special Harvest Sung Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) followed by refreshments - Fizz                               and Finger Food  

PLEASE BRING ALONG GIFTS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD FOR

 FAMILY SUPPORT WORK   

Find out more about Family Support Work click on their logo

www.familysupportwork.org


 COVID-19 UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2021

On 25th July some restrictions were lifted. Congregational singing is back! Wearing a face mask will be up to each individual and an area will be provided for those that still prefer to wear masks and social distancing. Hand-gel will still be used in and out of church.  Track and trace lists will no longer be taken, however, we strongly advise anyone displaying COVID symptoms not to visit church. If you have recently visited and then develop symptoms please inform us as soon as possible. The full details from the Ministry Team can be seen HERE 

MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2021 COVID UPDATE

How we receive Holy Communion was reviewed by the Ministry Team today and the decision was made to continue with the current practice of receiving in one kind only (bread) rather than re-introducing wine at this time. This decision was reached with the safety of everyone in mind. We will continue to monitor and review the situation.

LINKS TO OUR 'SERVICE AT HOME' SHEET, NOTICE SHEET AND ONLINE SERVICE ARE LISTED BELOW

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“We are committed to being a church that is centred on Christ, expects great things of God, allows the Holy Spirit to be at work within our lives, looks forward to all God wants to give us, and reaches out to the people around us. We know that God will expect great things from us within his love for us."

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St Denys'

 St Denys' Church,
Rotherfield

WE WILL SOON BE RE-OPENING ON WEEKDAYS

Open for visitors generally from 8.30am - dusk in the winter months (Oct to Mar) and 8.30am - 5pm in the summer (Apr to Sept)

St Mark's

St Mark's Church, 
Mark Cross

St Mark's Church is part of Mark Cross Community Centre which is not left open, unless individuals or groups have made a booking. You are most welcome to join us and visit, when there is a Sunday Service. 

TO DONATE FUNDS ONLINE TO
ST DENYS' CHURCH, CLICK HERE 

St Denys' CAF QR Code

  Puppet Tree


As a Christian  community,  we seek to proclaim Jesus  Christ and his teaching in all that we  do:  in  our worship and by the lives that  we live. We are here  to encourage  and support people in their lives  through  service, prayer,   Bible study and worship.

We are delighted to be part of the wider community and many people in our congregations are involved in the various clubs and groups that are part of our life here.  We aspire to be a means of good for the life of our community of Rotherfield, Mark Cross and the surrounding area.

We are blessed with two beautiful buildings.  They are uplifting places to worship God.  We appreciate that the buildings do not belong to us.  We are entrusted with them and whilst the local congregation help to maintain and finance the Christian ministry at St Denys' and St Mark's, we feel it is for the whole of Rotherfield and Mark Cross.  They can come and be part of us as much as they feel able.

A warm welcome awaits all who visit into St Denys’ or St Mark's Church.


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NEW HEATING AT ST DENYS 
The PCC wish to give a huge Thank You to the Rotherfield Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Allchurches Trust Ltd for their very generous grants towards the cost of installing a brand new radiator based heating system at St Denys' to replace our old, worn out and inefficient fan based system. 

Work will still be continuing for some months in order to meet all the requirements of the faculty granted to the Church to enable the new heating to be installed and further fund raising will still be required. However these three grants, along with all the fundraising which has taken place by The Friends of St Denys' and by individual members of the church in the past few years, has meant that we can now welcome to a comfortably warm church. 


SAFEGUARDING
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To view the 
St Denys' Data Privacy Notice

St Denys' Consent Form

Electoral Roll Forms

Gift Aid Forms

Bankers Order Form

and other resources

go to our RESOURCE PAGE

 


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We have now raised over £1100 through Easy fundraising! If you purchase goods online but have not yet joined, please do so as this is a good way of raising funds at no additional expense. Register and select St Denys’ Church, Rotherfield as your cause to support at 

https:/www.easyfundraising.org.uk/


TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? 

Go to our FAMILY HISTORY page or email the Historian for more information on how to trace your ancestors at St Denys', including downloadable files listing graves, inscriptions and location of burial.




 



THIS WEEK


Our services are available on our YouTube Channel

SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
17th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Holy Communion
(Book of Common Prayer)
8am St Mark's

Holy Communion
(Common Worship)
10am St Denys'

Link


The 'Service at Home' and Notice Sheet can be downloaded here:Service at Home and Notice Sheet


NEXT WEEK

MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
Bellringing Practice 
7.30pm St Denys'

WEDNESDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
Benefice Afternoon Tea
@ 3pm via Zoom
(see notice sheet for details)

THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
St Denys' Craft Group
2.30pm @ St Denys'

FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER
St Denys' Choir Practice 
@ 7pm St Denys'

SATURDAY 2nd OCTOBER
'Catch the wind'  - Churches Together in Crowborough and Rotherfield Prayer Meeting  9am Oasis Church, Crowborough

Visiting Bellringers
10.45 St Denys'

SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER
18th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
HARVEST FESTIVAL

Harvest Family Service
10am St Denys'

Harvest Family Service 
11.15am St Mark's

Sung Evensong
(Book of  Common Prayer)
5pm St Denys'
followed by 'Fizz and Finger food' Harvest celebration


PREVIOUS WEEK


SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
16th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Morning Praise
10am St Denys'

Animal Thanksgiving Service
11.15am St Mark's

Evening Holy Communion
6pm St Denys'

Link


The 'Service at Home' and Notice Sheet can be downloaded here:Service at Home and Notice Sheet