Welcome to St Wulfran’s Church

The church is open for private individual prayer and reflection from Saturday 13 June, between 9am and 5pm daily. This is in accordance with Government and Church of England guidance, and detailed advice on health and safety precautions is displayed in the church.

Weekly Services

Sunday 10am – Parish Eucharist Service in church (an on line alternative for those who prefer not to be in church at this time will be available – contact the Churchwardens for details)

Wednesday 10.15am – Holy Communion in church

Thursday 9am – Morning Prayer in church

Friday 9am – Silence and Stillness  30 minutes of meditation and contemplation on line via Zoom (contact Barry Sugg: barry.sugg@btopenworld.com; 01273 303838)

The Revd Richard Tuset will be licensed as Rector of St. Wulfran’s on Thursday 22nd October.

Churchwardens:

Patricia Couchman | 01273 307134 | patcouchman@btinternet.com

Ewart Wooldridge | 01273 390206 | ewart.wooldridge@uwclub.net

A prayer for all of us at this time:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

NEWS

Prayer Resources – “St Wulfran’s – Praying in a Pandemic . It contains: a reflective service for worship in isolation; Bible readings and Collects for Sundays; the service of Compline; various prayers; information about prayer and other services available on radio, television and the internet . This can be downloaded at:

https://stwulfrans.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRAYING-IN-A-PANDEMIC-FINAL-St-Wulfrans.pdf

Ovingdean Community Support We are working in partnership with ORPS (Ovingdean Residents and Preservation Society) to create a network of communication and support across the village for anyone who is vulnerable and in need of practical help. We are really grateful to all of you who have volunteered to be part of this network. We have helped ORPS distribute a leaflet to every house in the past week. To request supportEmail: ovingdeanaction@gmail.com; Phone or text 07984 160452

Whitehawk Foodbank at St Cuthman’s Church urgently needs help to support people in this difficult time to reach and care for those in most need in our community whilst considering safety for everyone involved. Donations of foodcan be delivered to 45 Ainsworth Avenue (leave in porch at left side of the house) and contributions will be taken to Whitehawk regularly. Urgently needed items: tinned vegetables to ensure a balanced diet for Foodbank clients.

Alternatively donate on line through: https://www.bankuet.co.uk/whitehawk -this enables you to donate a once-off or regular parcel for the Whitehawk Foodbank.

NEWS

A prayer for all of us at this time:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

A Parish Church   St Wulfran’s Ovingdean is a Church of England parish near Brighton, the home base of a lively, outward-looking Christian community. We are an inclusive congregation with a real sense of outreach to our local community and beyond, with a commitment to continuing the loving work of Jesus Christ.
The Sung Parish Eucharist at 10 am on Sundays is our main act of worship.

An Ancient Church  St Wulfran’s is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Brighton and Hove, and is a place of prayer and peace.  It has been our spiritual home, serving the community of Ovingdean, for over a thousand years.

A Beautiful Church  The Victorian artist Charles Eamer Kempe was an Ovingdean resident and his famous Kempe Ceiling  and stained glass windows make St Wulfran’s a very special place.

An Open Church  Our church is open daily 10.00 – 16.00 for prayer and visits.  It is a place of serenity, peace and reflection, with a true sense of God’s presence. The Lady Chapel is set aside for prayer and contemplation.  We welcome you at any of our services and activities.

Disabled Access

We regret that our ancient building is currently not fully accessible for people with mobility issues, particularly those who use a wheelchair.  There is a fairly steep slope up to the church gate, as well as some steps. We do have portable ramps that can be deployed.  If you plan to visit us and require help with access, please Contact Us in advance and we will do our best to assist you.

News

Harvest Festival

Sadly we will not be able to run the outdoor  Harvest Celebration and Thanksgiving event in Daphne’s Field on 27 September at 12 noon because of the New government restrictions. Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 10 am on 27 September will of course be going ahead in church and on Zoom as planned. The theme …