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About Us 

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Our aim as a Christian community is to be here for everyone, whether you’re used to church or know nothing about it at all!

East Dean Church as “a living community of faith at the heart of the village” seeks to cater for people of all ages and backgrounds. We especially welcome families, children, people with disabilities and also anyone who for whatever reason has never been to church.

Our second centre of worship is Friston Church, “a house of prayer, set high on a hill.” Friston is a beacon of worship for the much-loved rhythm of the 1662 Prayer Book, brought to life by a warm congregation in a wonderfully contemplative and striking setting.

Our third congregation is at St Andrew’s, Jevington – a church with a message of hope for today in a setting of timeless beauty. Jevington offers both contemporary and traditional language services.

All of us have lives which ebb and flow through times of happiness and sadness, ease and difficulty. Even as we muddle through, we are aware that underneath there are key questions about who we want to become as people, and the way we view our lives. For Christians, the key to these questions is in Jesus Christ, whose authority, presence and message can bring hope, purpose and meaning for everyone.

Church is the people, not the building and on these pages you will find information about our services, what’s happening for families and children, what we are doing to serve our community and much more.

We’d love you to join us and experience the up-lifting worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that we hope you will find.

David Baker, Rector

Glenys
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Our Churches 

Our churches seek to offer a warm welcome, authentic worship from the heart, and talks which are Biblical, expository, and down-to-earth.

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East Dean

A living community of faith at the heart of the village

On Sunday mornings at East Dean we hold modern language services which appeal to people of all ages, with music that includes well-loved hymns plus the best modern songs. Children are especially welcome at our morning services – and we offer a supervised Crèche and regular activities for children so that parents can enjoy their worship without distraction.  For details of our services click here.

 
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Friston

A house of prayer set high on the hill                  

Services at Friston cater particularly for those who prefer a traditional more reflective service using the much-loved words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible. For details of our services click here.

 
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Jevington

A church with a message of hope for today in a setting of timeless beauty

All our services are held at 11.15 every Sunday. We offer both modern language and traditional language services. For details of our services click here.

 

All our churches are open all day and every day for anyone to use as a quiet space for prayer or just to sit and be quiet.