Welcome to the Friends of Hamsey Church

 

The church is opened by volunteers and we aim to try and open on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Please note the church is not open on weekdays.

 

BEOWULF at Old Hamsey Saturday 25th June 6.00pm

 

PERFORMED BY MICHAEL BLOOM - PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY NICOLA BLOOM

 

STRANGE THINGS ARE STIRRING... THE MONSTERS ARE COMING!

 

Can the warrior Beowulf defend the mead-hall from the foul bloodstained Grendel and his fellow fiends? Discover more, as the Anglo-Saxon poem is performed – in English, (with occasional bursts of Anglo-Saxon) – by Michael Bloom, in our beautiful, ancient church
The Friends of Hamsey Church invite you to join us for a fascinating, fun-filled evening, to help raise essential funds needed to preserve Old Hamsey Church for another thousand years
Ticket price includes a hog-roast* after the show accompanied by mead or ale (*vegetarian option also available; please advise when booking)
Tickets £28pp available from: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BOYG (or simply visit trybooking.com and type in Beowulf)
Please note, performance not suitable for Under 12s...
Come warmly dressed: Anglo-Saxon clothing optional, and your own tankards welcome but please leave your swords and axes at home!
Doors open at 6pm, performance starts 6.30pm. The performance lasts for 90 minutes, including a short interval.
For more information, contact Nicola Bloom at bloomnicola’yahoo.co.uk
Gliding through the shadows comes the watcher in the night... From off the moorlands misting fells comes Grendel stalking... Are you ready?
This is a fabulous fund raising initiative from the Friends of Hamsey.
Certified wild flower seed, 2 different packets downland or hedgerow mix £3.00 per packet or £5.00 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 ...........

 

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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