TOOLS WITH A MISSION (TWAM)
The local branch operates under Chichester Baptist Church, in a workshop, in a member's garage. They collect tools from around the area, renovate them, and a van takes them at regular intervals, to Ipswich where they are packed to go to recipients in the third world and trained to use them by TWAM. If you have unused tools that you would like to donate or, if you would like further information, please contact either Michael Redhead on 01243 537768 or the church office on 01243 782582. Further information is also available on the website: www.twam.co.uk
Saturday 29th: The Changing Parish Church from Saxon to Victoria c600-1900, at King's Church, Lewes.
One of the Sussex Archaeological Society's History Study Day series. This is a study day with experts on the history of the parish church, drawing on Sussex as much as we can. We will explore themes such as the impact of changes in how our forebears worshipped, the influence of new architectural styles on churches, and how preferences for different interior layouts and features have left their mark on our parish churches. We will also discuss the effect of political decisions such as the English Reformation, begun by Henry VIII.
Congregations are slowly declining making the future of the buildings uncertain, because they are the responsibility of their parishes. This pattern is replicated up and down the country. Our final talk looks at what might lie ahead for these iconic buildings by looking at the rural parish churches.
The fee is £45.00 for the day with eight talks, coffee on arrival and in two breaks and a buffet lunch. A copy of the programme can be seen on sussexpast.co.uk in the members section but anyone can book.
Book online at www.sussexpast.co.uk/event/churches or by telephone on 01273 405737.