St Mary & St Peter – Latest News





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You will be aware of concerns in the papers and on the news of the potential misuse of data through transfer to third parties.  The Government will bring GDPR into effect on 25th May.  The Parochial Church Council (PCC) does hold persona data.  Some of this data is a legal requirement such as marriage registers and the electoral roll; some is to manage finance, such as gift aid and donations.  The PCC’s Privacy Notice can be seen on the church noticeboards and on the church website.  Please be assured we do not pass on any personal information but please let us know if you have any concerns at all or have any questions.  If your information is held in any of our files you will be sent a consent form to sign in the next few weeks so that we can continue to contact you about anything which relates to the running of our churches.



In the last few months it has been noticed that small items have been taken from Pett church, such as crockery, extension cord, and flowers from the churchyard, and other various items. So far nothing of significant value has been taken, but this is a worrying trend that needs to be curtailed if we are to leave the church open to all.  Please let us know if you see anything suspicious.  In the meantime we would ask that you contact a member of the church (at the back of the magazine) to pick up items rather than leaving them in the back of the church or in the porch.  Or take them during a Sunday service where they can immediately be handed over.  Thank you.



St Nicholas June 28th at 2:30pm



June 9th/10th




If you have items for this very worthwhile charity, can you call Jan Marsh on 812737 to let her know when you might drop items off in the church porch so she can pick them up immediately?  Thank you.



Thank you to Diane Sinclair for donating an almost new, large, portable gazebo for church use.  This will come in very useful for many events, such as our upcoming Flower Festival.



The coffee morning took place in St Peter’s in Fairlight as a combined Benefice fundraiser.  £241 was raised.  The Christian Aid service was held at the Methodist Church and £14 was raised in the collection.



The internal church survey has been completed and the PCC have agreed to start the preliminary process for Church Faculty approval for an Archive in the vestry, more electrical sockets, and kitchen facilities at the back of the church.  Work is being done to stop the leak from the spire into the porch and nave and once that is complete we will also be repainting the walls.



The Project Remember Exhibition is now open in the church. Do come along and see the wonderful exhibits – and donate!

Project Remember, which is looking after funding for the War Memorial renovations is NOT a church project, but rather a community project undertaken via the Parish Council.





It is creeping ever closer: June 9th/10th is around the corner.  Do contact Cathy Norris 07717 179957 if you would like to be involved with “Nursery Rhymes” arrangements; or Gill Plank,  01424 812154 if you have some time to help on that weekend. We are in desperate need of items for our Tombola, such as bottles of wine or any drinks, unused old gifts, sweets or games (attracts the children), toiletries, cans of food (check use by date).  If you leave any items in the church porch we will find them.  Many thanks.



Please continue to put any spare items of canned or dried foods, or indeed staples like nappies, toilet rolls, etc. in the box in the church porch.  Your contribution does make a difference to families, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times.




Last year we had a centrefold in the Village News magazine, which could be complete if you wanted to become a Friend.  We have recently sent out renewals for this year.  If you missed that opportunity and would like to help support the upkeep of the church there are forms inside both St Mary and St Peter AND St Nicholas.  Please help keep our churches in good repair and support the projects we are undertaking.


St Mary & St Peter in Photos

(All photos courtesy of Fran Rogers)

St Mary and St Peter, Pett


St Mary and St Peter, Pett, exterior


St Mary and St Peter – Interior



St Mary and St Peter – Stained Glass Window



The church clock – from inside the spire


Members of the Parochial Church Council discussing what work needs to be done need to be done at the back of the church interior



The War Memorial in the churchyard – this will be the focal point for the centenary commemoration of the end of World War One later this year: it is scheduled for restoration – see here for further details