Welcome to St Augustine’s Church, Scaynes Hill

Photograph of Saint Augustine’s Church as viewed from Church Road, Scaynes Hill

St. Augustine’s viewed
from the east

This is the website of the parish church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury in the village of Scaynes Hill in West Sussex.

At 3pm on Sunday 2nd November there will be a Memorial Service at the church, an opportunity to remember all loved ones who have died; it will conclude with the yearly blessing of the Memorial Garden. See our poster advertising it for details.

Starting at 7pm on Saturday 15th November, there will be an evening of music and readings at the church to commemorate the beginning of the First World War; admission is by ticket (£7 for adults, under-sixteens free) available in advance from Jenny Cattermole, with profits going to the Royal British Legion. Refreshments will be available during the interval. See our poster advertising it for details.

We are a part of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, and our village is a few miles east of Haywards Heath, and south–east of Lindfield, at the eastern edge of West Sussex. We meet for holy communion on Sunday at eight o’clock (on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month) and at half past nine (every Sunday).

We are family–friendly and have an active children’s church on Sundays, though this takes a break during the school summer holidays.

For our adult members, Home Groups are organised at various times throughout the year, we have a Film Club that screens and discusses a number of films each year, and there are both men’s and women’s Saturday breakfasts, with speakers, from time to time.

Our building is neither very old nor especially architecturally distinguished, but it has an interesting history of dual use (which was largely what led to its being granted grade 2 listed building status in 2006), some attractive stained glass, and a magnificent tapestry, which is such an attraction that we run special tapestry teas to show it off. More importantly, it offers an intimate setting where parishioners and others can worship God as part of a Christian community.

A few years ago we had an annexe added to the church building, so as to furnish it with facilities, such as a church hall, that were previously lacking. On Tuesday mornings, from 10:00 am until noon, the Anchor Coffee Shop takes place in it.

For further information, please select the appropriate links from the site navigation menu. If you want to know what we do, or are at all interested in coming to one (or more!) of our services, you may find the Visitors link a good place to start. To learn when our church services take place, choose Service Times from the navigation menu, and to learn what these services are, choose How We Worship. For information about the history of the church, pick the Building link. Our tapestry is important enough to have a link to itself. The Scaynes Hill menu item will lead to an external page page about the village of Scaynes Hill.