If you have been into the church recently you will have noticed the the dossal (the ornamental cloth hung behind the alter) is missing. It has been sent to the Royal School of Needlework to be repaired and cleaned. It had been hanging directly against the wall which is a little damp and when [...]
As part of the Fairwarp Remembers initiative, the WW1 Committee have been arranging to renovate and improve the war memorials to The Great War both in the churchyard and inside the church. The inside memorial has been renovated, cleaned and the gold paint updated. This lists all the men of Fairwarp who fought in [...]
Many thanks go to all those villagers who joined the clear up on Saturday 20 October. Everyone worked very hard and made such a difference in such a short time with their strimming, hedge cutting, grass cutting, and weeding. The bacon butties supplied by the Foresters Arms were very welcome at the coffee break [...]
Can you knit or crochet a poppy for the WW1 Steering Group? The poppies will be displayed as part of a bigger display on the weekend of the 10th/11th November to mark the end of hostilities in the First World War. See below for more information....
I was at a social evening in the Foresters Arms last week when someone said to me, ‘I have problems with the concept of God.’ My response was, ‘You are not alone.’ There’s a widespread, possibly increasing aura of disbelief in God. The Oxford evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published his book ‘The God Delusion’ over [...]
Some human experiences, some spiritual experiences, are so overwhelming that only the language of metaphor and poetry can adequately begin to describe them. Today’s festival of Pentecost recalls the transformational coming of the divine Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to the disciples, transforming them from disciples – learners or pupils - into apostles – missioners, bearers [...]
It was rather lovely that last Sunday – officially my first in the parish – the parish Eucharist was followed by a Christening. Most of you will have missed it – perhaps going home and discussing the new priest-in-charge’s sermon? – but it was a great occasion: lively, a bit noisy, and chaotic too, with [...]
The beginning of a new era in the life of a parish prompts a fundamental question: what is the Church here for? And that is perhaps three questions: What is this church building for? What is our public worship for? What is the purpose of the church community within the wider parish? I want to [...]
The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council of Christ Church Fairwarp invites you to the licencing of the Reverend Doctor John Caperon by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Lewes as Priest in Charge of Christ Church Fairwarp.