From the Whitehawk Foodbank
‘Thank you for the 55 kg that you collected for the foodbank.’ Ron White

Church Flowers 2024 – Easter
As the Church Development Project starts after Easter, this year’s Easter flowers will be different. There will be one main display, and flowers in another form, as they will not be able to remain in church after the Easter service, due to the church being cleared for works.

At our workshop on Saturday 30th March (Holy Saturday) 1015-1200, we will prepare the flowers for Easter. If you would like to bring some foliage along with your scissors to the workshop, please do.

Please email Duncan with your name if you are attending and any queries, email:

If you would like to sponsor the Easter flowers, please enclose your donation in an envelope marked ‘for the Easter flowers’ and hand in at the church office or to the Churchwardens before Sunday 24 March 2024. Thank you for your continued support. Duncan

Jean Newton RIP
Jean’s funeral will be held in church on Wednesday 27th March at 1230.

We are now preparing to move out of the church in readiness for the reordering of the nave which starts just after Easter, and this means the pews are to be sold to make way for our new chairs. The pews on the north side are free standing and would look lovely in a kitchen or in a garden. If you are interested in having one, please speak to either Heather or me. The price is £100 per pew. Several have ‘sold’ signs already, so don’t delay if you want one! Dawn

Music @ St Margaret’s
Sunday 24th March at 1700: Ovingdean Choral Society conducted by James Geer. A programme of music by Elgar, including a new setting of his well-known work ‘Sea Pictures’ arranged in four parts. £12 on the door.

Church Development Project – reminder
Work will begin after Easter and the church building will be closed from 1st April until October/November. Sunday services will be celebrated in the Village Hall at 1000 by permission of the Bishop from Sunday 7th April. On a very few dates, the service will need to be at 1700 because of prior hall bookings. Bible Study on Tuesdays and a service of reflection on Thursdays will be held at the Plough Inn, both at 1100. We will usually be able to be in the main building: please use the door on the right-hand side, off the road. Coffee will be available for £2. Knit & Natter will be held at the Vicarage on Wednesdays at 1900.

N.B. There will be no services or events in the first week of April, except Knit & Natter, as we prepare to clear the church of its furnishings. Please come along to help on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April (correction) from 1000. The more, the merrier!

Mark 11:1-11; Isaiah 40:4-9a; Mark 14:1 – end of 15
Related readings: Psalm 31:9-18; Philippians 2:5-11

Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35


Palm Sunday – 1000 Parish Eucharist & Blessing of Palms

Monday 25th March – 1800 Healing Service

Tuesday 26th March – 1800 Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday 27th March – 0915 School Service in church

Maundy Thursday – 1200 Liturgy of the Word
1900 Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Good Friday – 1400 Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday – 2000 Easter Vigil & party

Easter Day – 1000 Parish Eucharist
& ‘au revoir to the church building’ drinks