Welcome to the Friends of Hamsey Church

NEW EVENT AT HAMSEY

 

This is a fabulous fund raising initiative from the Friends of Hamsey.
Certified wild flower seed, 2 different packets downland or hedgerow mix £3.50 per packet or £6.00 for 2.
We are hoping they will be on sale soon locally so please keep an eye out.
In the meantime if you’d like some please respond on the general enquiries on the Contacts page. 

 

 

Update on Church openings

 

The church is opened by volunteers and we aim to try and open on Saturdays and Sundays but on occasion this might not be possible ...........

There is a wedding on Saturday, 28th May so there will be no access inside the church.

 

Dates for Hamsey Church 2022

1ST MAY SUNDAY EVENSONG

28 MAY SATURDAY WEDDING

3-5 JUNE FRIDAY-SUNDAY OPEN CHURCH – PLATINUM JUBILEE + EVENSONG

HAMSEY (Part of Church) FLOWER FESTIVAL

12 JUNE SUNDAY MUSICIANS OF ALL SAINTS 6pm

19 JUNE SUNDAY MUSICIANS OF ALL SAINTS 6pm

25 JUNE SATURDAY BEOWULF – time to be confirmed

3 JULY SUNDAY EVENSONG

23 JULY SATURDAY OPEN DAY

7 AUGUST SUNDAY EVENSONG

3-18 SEPT SAT-SUN ARTWAVE – Keith Pettitt for 3 weekends

4TH SEPT SUNDAY EVENSONG

11th DEC SUNDAY CAROL SERVICE

 

 

New Church Fence Project

 

Thank you! To all who have helped us with this project. You will be delighted to know that work on our new fence is finished. This along with the work to the outside of the church, means it is looking very fine. All ready for the spring and summer. Rev Anne Dunlop.

The new fence

The new fence

The old fence

The old fence

Hamsey Churchyard maintenance


The churchyard is being managed differently this year and this will include monthly dates for volunteers to come and help keep the churchyard looking well-kept. It will be professionally strimmed and fewer areas left to 'meadow'.

Tidying and clearing of the strimmings, and some work on the hedging will need to be done.

Due to the rising costs of professional maintenance, we are restricted to five complete mowing/strimings a year (wilding areas excepted- we will manage these). These will happen from March to September. There are set dates for company to strim, but all are weather dependent. Past practice has shown that it is better to leave the arisings from the professional cut for at least a week before raking, this makes collection much easier.   

Outside of these professional cuts we will have Volunteer Days. If you are interested, please come with work tools and sacks to remove what you clear as there is no disposal point on site.   

Please be conscious of the many slip and trip hazards when working in the area and take appropriate care.   

Bring any refreshments you may require.

 

Rev Anne Dunlop (revannedunlop@gmail.com) Parish of Hamsey Parochial Church Council

 

 

New Award for Hamsey Church

 

We are pleased to announce that the Hamsey re-roofing project has won two Sussex Heritage Trust (www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk) awards: in the Building Craft category and also in the Ecclesiastical category.

The judges made the following comments:

Building Craft: “Well-executed roof restoration done to high standard with imaginative re-use of clay tiles and Horsham slates which will improve sustainability, combined with sensitive and effective treatment of critical works to establish the structural integrity of the building. Well done!”

Ecclesiastical: “A thoroughly considered approach to the project, demonstrating detailed knowledge of materials, new and reused. A collaborative approach with architect and client which successfully tackled issues that arose. Finished job enhanced an already beautiful building.”

The work was carried out in the Spring of 2017 by Clarke Roofing Southern Ltd

 

 

Roofing work in progress

Roofing work in progress

Please sign the visitors book if you visit the church

Please sign the visitors book if you visit the church

The new roof

The new roof

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