Laughton, Ripe & Chalvington Churches




Once again we face a national lockdown in the face of ever increasing cases of infection by the Corona virus in the general population. In our own locality there has been a rise in people who have contracted the virus and some who have, very sadly, died from it. They, and those caring for them, continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

In our local villages we continue to be blessed by the ministry of the village shops and those of you who are helping to deliver food to those unable to collect for themselves.


In Laughton, the initial canvassing of possible volunteers to help run a community support scheme has resulted in a very positive response so far. We now need to set up a constitution with funding and a bank account as well as third party insurance cover for all volunteers. The lockdown is slowing this process down but we will be making progress over the next couple of months.

In the meantime, if any of you are aware of people who are in need of some form of help or support then please ring me on 01323 811898 and I will try and find some help or the right referral.


The large rise in infections locally has led the Local Authority to request the Bishop of Lewes to suspend  public services in East Sussex until further notice.
We shall therefore follow this advice but there will still be a streamed Holy Communion service from Ripe church every Sunday at 10.30am. If you would like a link for this Zoom service please email me.
 ( Click here to email ) This will inevitably affect how the service is conducted.


The lockdown means that we again have difficulties with the printing and delivery of the monthly Parish Magazine and will have, sadly, to suspend further editions until normal circumstances have returned.



Geoffrey ( 01323 811898