Places of Worship


St Cosmas & St Damian, Keymer Road, Keymer } Parish Priest: Revd Christopher Powell
St Francis of Assisi, Priory Road, Hassocks } Tel: 01273 843570
St John the Baptist, Underhill Lane, Clayton } PCC Secretary: Janet Sharman Tel: 01273 845194

Services etc.
St Cosmas & St Damian,
Churchwardens: Mrs D Clark 01273 842535 Mrs C Paynter 01273 844186
Sung Eucharist – every Sunday at 9.45am
Family Eucharist – 3rd Sunday at 9.45am
Holy Communion – 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays at 8.00am, Wednesdays at 10.30am, 2nd Saturday (Walsingham) at 9.00am
Junior Church –
every Sunday (except 3rd) at 9.45am (Church Hall)
Mothers Union – 1st Tuesday at 8.00pm and 3rd Thursday at 2.15pm (Church Hall)

St Francis of Assisi, Assistant Churchwardens: Mrs S Goodsell 01273 844566 Mr M Ross 01273 844942
Parish Communion – every Sunday (except 2nd) at 9.45am
Family Service – 2nd Sunday at 10.15 (breakfast from 9.45am)
Evening Service –
3rd Sunday at 6.30pm
Junior Church -
(Ages 3 – 11+) every Sunday (except 2nd) at 9.45am (Church Hall, Term Time)
Saffron Club (Senior Citizens) see entry under ‘Clubs & Societies’
Contact Club (for the partially sighted) Alternate Wednesdays at 10.30am

St John the Baptist, Churchwardens: Mr J Coppen 01273 841982 & Mrs J rogers 01273 846049
Holy Communion – 1st Sunday at 8.00am, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays at 11.15am
Family Service – 1st Sunday at 11.15am (coffee and cake from 10.30am)
Morning Prayer – 3rd Sunday at 11.15am
Evening Prayer – 4th Sunday BST at 6.30pm.

The Catholic Church of St Edward the Confessor,
Lodge Lane, Keymer
Contact: Fr. Tony Collins Tel: 01273 845384

Services etc.
Saturday: First Mass of Sunday at 6.00pm, Sunday at 10.30am
Holidays of Obligation at 9.30am
Weekdays: see weekly newsletter, but usually at 9.30am
Sacrament of Penance:
Saturday 10.00am – 10.30am and by appointment

United Reformed Church, Keymer Road, Hassocks
Families and Children's Work Minister: The Revd Darryl Sinclair Tel: 01273 841325 email

Family Service and Junior Church
Sundays at 10.30am. Ages 3 – 16 leave for their groups during the service.
Creche available from 10.15am
Breakfast Club 1st Sunday from 9.30am For children and young people
All Age Family Service As advertised, normally at 10.30am on 3rd Sunday or on Festival Sundays such as Palm Sunday and Harvest
Thursday 10.30am Half hour service followed by coffee in the hall
Holy Communion 1st Sunday and 3rd Thursday at 10.30am

Church Activities
Last Tuesday of the month
- 12.00 noon. Lunch Club in Powell House
Wednesday - 10.30am to 12 noon Open Church for Quiet Prayer
Wednesday - 9.30am Scallywags for parents, carers and their children aged 0 - 2-and-a-half
Friday - 10.00am The Baby Station For babies 0-18 months and carers (See the Education page for further details)
Friday Pilots. - For school years 1 – 3 Deckhands (5.30pm – 6.50pm), years 4 – 6 Adventurers (6.30pm – 8.00pm), years 7+ Voyagers and Navigators (7.30pm - 9.30pm) Contact: the Revd Darryl Sinclair
Saturday - 4th Saturday 10.00am - 11.00am. Open Church for Quiet Prayer
Saturday - Various Coffee Mornings and Sales as advertised
Saturday - Traidcraft Stall (4th Saturday) 10.00am - 12.00noon
Christ Church, Oakhurst, Sayers Common, BN6 9JA
Rector: David Swyer, The Rectory, The Twitten, Albourne. Tel: 01273 832129


Hurstpierpoint Baptist Church

Hurstpierpoint Evangelical Church, (HEC)149 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9PU
Tel: 01273 832369 email
Minister: Chris Bulled. Assistant Minister: Paul Donovan
Tuesdays – Bible study & prayer at 2.00pm
Wednesdays – Men’s group from 7.45pm
Thursdays – Women’s group from 9.15am
Fridays - The Ark carers and toddlers group from 9.00am during term time (please contact Anna on above number for details), Transformers and Contagious youth groups in the evening during term time.
Sundays - Morning worship: 10.30am. Evening worship 6.30pm.
For more information please visit our website.
HEC is affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (, which is a constituent member of Affinity ( It is also part of The Sussex Gospel Partnership which includes Anglican, Baptist and Free churches working together for the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9SA.
Minister: The Rev'd Peter Rayson. Tel: 01444 235033 email or alternative email
Weddings and Baptisms arranged by appointment. Morning Sunday Worship 10.30am.
All new Parent and Toddler Group, for 0 to 3 year olds, starting 17th September 2009, meeting from 1.30pm to 3.00pm each Thursday during term time, at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church 42 Cuckfield Road.

St Bartholomews Church, Church Lane, Albourne
Rector: David Swyer, The Rectory, The Twitten, Albourne. Tel: 01273 832129

St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint,
Mass every Sunday at 8.30am. Holidays of Obligation at 8.00pm.
For weekday services see the church notice board.
Parish Priest: Father Tony Collins, Priest’s House, 2 Lodge Lane, Keymer, BN6 8NA. Tel: 01273 845384.

Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint The parish church of Hurstpierpoint.
Main Sunday Services: 8.00am a simple said service of Holy Communion
9.45am Sung Eucharist (Informal Eucharist on first Sundays) with Kids@HT every week during part of this service.
Priest-in-Charge: Revd Jane Willis 01273 832203
Assistant Curate: Revd Debbie Beer - 07530 039299
Church Office – Administrator Christine Sadler - 01273 835109 Tues & Thurs 9.30-12.30
Kids@HT - Tom Dare 07866 533440
For more info on our many activities see our website

Holy Trinity Kids@HT runs every Sunday during part of the 9.45 service and is for nursery and primary school aged children. We begin the service all together in church, then after the ‘Kids Slot’ children leave for their activities in the glass rooms at the back of church, re-joining the main congregation for communion at the end. At Kids@HT we sing songs, hear Bible stories, pray and do wonderful creative things all to help us learn more about Jesus and what it means to be one of his followers today. Children not yet old enough for Kids@HT are most welcome to stay in the service, we have ‘Happy Bags’ available as you come in, and if they become too restless we have a crèche room with some lovely toys, where you will still be able to hear and see the service. For more information please contact Revd Jane Willis 01273 832203 or Tom Dare on 07866 533440 or visit  the website

Hurstpierpoint Bell Ringing. We are a small, friendly band of ringers offering a warm welcome to all visitors whether ringers, those wishing to learn to ring, or anyone who would like to visit us in the belfry. Tower practice is Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Ringing for Church services Sunday 8.45am-9.40am. For further information please visit the website. (click heading above)