Welcome to St Augustine’s Church
This is the website of the parish church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury in the village of Scaynes Hill in West Sussex.
It is now possible to make general donations to the church for the furtherance of the work of the parish via a web page run by Give A Little.
Details of all the ways in which donations can be made to the church are given on the Finances page of this web site.
The church building was closed because of pandemic precautions for some months, but this is now over.
Services in the church building restarted on Sunday 2nd May. For information on what to expect at them, please see our updated Worship page.
We are livestreaming the 9:00 am services from the church, and still have our older pre-recorded weekly services online. Both livestreams and pre-recorded services can be watched online. Information about all of our services should be available on our Service Times and How We Worship pages, which we shall try to keep updated as regulations, recommendatations, and advice change.
We plan to reopen the Anchor Coffee Shop on Tuesday 18th May, and every Tuesday thereafter. You would be most welcome to come along and join us!
We are a part of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, and our village is a few miles east of Haywards Heath, and southeast of Lindfield, at the eastern edge of West Sussex.
We are family–friendly and normally have an active children’s church on Sundays, though this takes a break during the school summer holidays — and during the current pandemic.
For our adult members, Home Groups are organised at various times throughout the year and there are both men’s and women’s Saturday breakfasts, with speakers, from time to time.
Our building is usually open each day from 9 am to 5 pm (4 pm in winter); it 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. We run history talks to let people know all about it. More importantly, it offers an intimate setting where parishioners and others can worship God as part of a Christian community.
In 2012 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, under normal circumstances, the Anchor Coffee Shop takes place in it from 10:00 am until noon. The main body of the church has also had a hearing induction loop installed, for the benefit of those worshippers who use hearing aids.
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.
We have a Facebook page, for those that use that social medium.