Thank you and in the press

Closure of Holy Innocents Playgroup

On 4 October 2018, a statement was released by the PCC of Southwater Parish Church.

We are saddened by the news that the playgroup is to close. We are especially concerned for the children, parents and staff affected by this news. 

We are willing to meet with anyone on an individual basis to discuss their concerns. 


Horsham Churches Together

A huge thank you to Rosemary Crouchman of Horsham Churches Together for an illuminating talk on 24 September on the excellent work they do working in partnership with 32 churches in the Horsham area. From debt advice, youth support and Christian counselling to helping the homeless and providing a food bank. The work they do is far more than simply Horsham Matters. Over the coming weeks they are gearing up for the winter night shelter. To find out more


War Grave Dedication 

A special service was held on 7 May 217 to remember local soldiers Pvt Henry Bennett of the Royal Sussex Regiment and Lt Vivian Grey Hughes who served in France during the Great War. The Rt Revd Mark Bishop of Horsham led a moving service at Southwater Parish Church when the graves of these local men were formally dedicated as a war grave. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, members of the Royal British Legion and representatives of the the Royal Sussex Regiment were present. 

Members of 2nd Southwater scouts were present to bear flags and to escort the service - from the very youngest beavers to cubs, and older scouts. Find out more about the men we remembered here

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