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.

Continue reading “St Mark’s Church News for February 2021.”

All St Mark’s Services Cancelled

Please be aware that all St. Mark’s Church Services within the Church and in the Churchyard have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the Christmas Eve Crib Service and the Christmas Morning Service.
Please inform anyone you know who doesn’t normally view the Village Web Site and is liable to turn up to those services that are all now cancelled.
The church will still be open for quiet private prayer.

Post-It Notes on Church Gates

From Janet Tourell St. Mark’s Church warden

I’ve just been to St Mark’s Church to put the bin out for collection tomorrow and see that someone has stuck a post-it note on one of the ‘PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE’ signs on the double iron gates. It laments the fact that there’s a possibility that by touching and closing the gate we might contract Covid-19!

Well you might like to know, whoever you are, that a week ago I was asked by the school to put these notices on the gates. During this extraordinary time, parents are dropping children off and collecting them through the churchyard by following a one way system to the small gate on the school playground and then using the path across the front of the church to walk back to School Lane. There had been some concern expressed by parents that both gates on to the road were left open; we had been doing this deliberately because of the risk of infection, however the risk of a child running out into the road and having or causing an accident has out-weighed all else in my mind!

I have a few suggestions for the person who wrote the post-it:

1. Take a path on your walk which doesn’t go through the gates!

2. Take hand sanitiser out with you.

3. Wear gloves?

I hope this is helpful because I don’t want to remove the notices.

Janet Tourell

News from St. Mark’s.


Well, the long awaited day arrived on Friday 25th September, when our new Rector, the Rev. Pete Molloy, and his family arrived in Buxted.  They were so pleased with all the preparations that had been done for them in the Rectory, making it as comfortable as possible until their own furniture and possessions arrive from Canada.  They then had to quarantine for 2 weeks, because of the pandemic, but were finally free to explore their new surroundings on Friday 9th October.  We hope that their ministry with us will be happy and fruitful. Continue reading “News from St. Mark’s.”

Remembrance Services

Remembrance Sunday 8th November: there will be a service in St. Marks Church at 3.00 pm. It current with Covid-19 guidelines we are asking people to wear masks, sanitise their hands upon arrival at the church and check in with track & trace details. They will be asked to socially distance within the church. During the service music will be played but as is becoming common during weekly services we will hum into our masks!!!!

Wednesday, 11th November in St Marks Churchyard – There will be an Act of Remembrance at 11.00 am and all will be welcome, however masks should be worn and we ask you to observe social distancing.