St Mark’s Church News for May 2022

Well, spring seems to have arrived now, and St. Mark’s churchyard is resplendent with daffodils and primroses. They are such a welcoming sight as you walk through.  They are a reminder of the new life that Jesus came to bring us.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust has been taking an interest in the churchyard, because we have several special species of plants there, especially green winged orchids and wax caps.  Members of the organisation came and worked hard, one morning, clearing specific areas and giving us advice as to how to manage the churchyard and give the various plants the best opportunity to survive and flourish.   We will be following that advice now.
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Hadlow Down Poppy Appeal 2021

A huge “thank you” to all those in the Village who felt able to support so generously the vital work of the Royal British Legion this year. The Village raised £1,383.73, which was an excellent result.
Our gratitude must also go to those who volunteer so selflessly to help in collecting donations every year. If anyone would be interested in joining the band of collectors, please do let me know.

Nigel Russell

Poppy Appeal Organiser Hadlow Down01825-830891 or

Mavis Farrer

It is with sadness that we learn of the peaceful passing of Mavis Farrer, on November 2nd.  at the age of 98 .
For many years Mavis, past resident of Hadlow Down and wife of the late John, mother of Alison and Simon, grandmother and great grandmother. was a key member of the Variety Club and the Horticultural  Society as well as being a co-editor of the Parish Magazine.
The funeral is to be held at St. Phillip’s Church, Ticehurst Road, Burwash, Burwash Weald, UK, TN19 7NA at 11 am on Friday November 26th..


Help Please !

St Mark’s Churchyard needs a tidy up!

Now that the wild flowers have died back and seeds dispersed, the grass has been strimmed ready to be raked up.

There is also a good deal of debris to clear from other areas and we need some help ! Could you spare an hour or two?

We are aiming to do this on Saturday, 30th October, meeting at 9.30 am in the churchyard.

Anyone who can assist please bring a rake, gloves and clippers.

Contact Janet Tourell for further information: 01825 830478
Thank you!

St Mark’s School Merit Assembly

We enjoyed our Merit Assembly in the glorious sunshine. Congratulations to every child at St. Mark’s for all they have achieved this year. Also, well done to our overall class effort award winners! 🏅

St Mark’s Church News for February 2021.

St Mark’s church news for February 2021.

I suppose this should begin with ‘A Happy New Year to all our readers’!  I think we have all been saying ‘Well it couldn’t be worse!’

As I write, 3 of the new vaccines have been approved for use in the UK, and the Buxted surgery has just started calling the over 70s for vaccination.  Let us pray this will indeed be the beginning of a Happy New Year for us all.  So sadly we are presently in the process of a 3rd lockdown, and that has meant some big decisions needing to be made for our Parish of Buxted and Hadlow Down.

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